An Unfortunate Error
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Referrer Spam & Visiting Spambots

Although my incoming links things haven't been affected today, many blogs have been afflicted with spam links in their referrer listings. There is a good discussion of this problem at viginant.tv: OT: clone blogs and referrer log spam.

I had a look at my logs to see if I'd had any such traffic. In fact, I had. About 10 visits apiece from each of the two spambots responsible (IP #s 217.73.164.106 and 141.85.3.130). I also noticed that my blogging of L0lita attacks had attracted a fair amount of spambot activity: 71 visits from a wide variety of IP addresses from all over the globe, a disproportionate number registered with the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (an ISP in Amsterdam).

Since my search engine ranking on the terms searched on has to be very low, pretty much all of the visits on resulting from Google, Yahoo, and MSN searches L0lita (+ various lewd search terms) have to have been spambots, most likely, L0lita's spambots. The lack of repeat business from single IP numers from day to day combined with the global distribution of the IP numbers -- Denmark, the Ukraine, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany, Turkey, Latin America, and amusingly enough, the number 170.28.4.4 which is registered to the New York City Transit Authority -- indicates some deliberate attempts at preventing blocking of the bots, and probably fraudulent use of IPs.

Interestingly, I have received only one comment spam since posting my legalistic message:

NOTE: This weblog does not accept commercial solicitations (i.e. spam) in the comments. Any such will be deleted and the commentors banned. Solicitations implying illegal activities will be reported to law enforcement. Multiple instances of posting commercial solicitations will be considered cybervandalism and will also be reported to law enforcement.

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If you'd like to see the list of IP numbers used by L0lita spambots, click to continue reading.

Here are the IPs used by spambots which came to my site searching for references to L0lita:

12.234.157.7 - - [08/Nov/2003
152.79.148.10 - - [15/Nov/2003
170.28.4.4 - - [06/Nov/2003
170.28.4.4 - - [06/Nov/2003
194.165.132.181 - - [10/Nov/2003
194.165.132.181 - - [10/Nov/2003
195.184.210.33 - - [07/Nov/2003
195.184.210.33 - - [07/Nov/2003
198.81.26.137 - - [09/Nov/2003
198.81.26.139 - - [09/Nov/2003
200.189.112.10 - - [10/Nov/2003
200.189.112.10 - - [10/Nov/2003
205.188.209.102 - - [09/Nov/2003
205.188.209.102 - - [10/Nov/2003
205.188.209.102 - - [13/Nov/2003
205.188.209.80 - - [09/Nov/2003
207.173.174.15 - - [09/Nov/2003
208.28.189.132 - - [16/Nov/2003
212.138.47.27 - - [12/Nov/2003
212.144.6.92 - - [13/Nov/2003
212.72.5.193 - - [14/Nov/2003
213.153.187.181 - - [08/Nov/2003
213.39.165.3 - - [11/Nov/2003
216.158.89.68 - - [08/Nov/2003
216.158.89.68 - - [08/Nov/2003
217.99.108.66 - - [12/Nov/2003
217.99.108.66 - - [12/Nov/2003
220.44.137.1 - - [10/Nov/2003
24.190.179.217 - - [10/Nov/2003
24.190.179.217 - - [10/Nov/2003
24.71.223.140 - - [12/Nov/2003
24.74.139.65 - - [14/Nov/2003
61.2.224.171 - - [08/Nov/2003
61.2.224.171 - - [08/Nov/2003
62.104.203.81 - - [12/Nov/2003
62.155.219.42 - - [10/Nov/2003
62.214.38.243 - - [11/Nov/2003
63.164.166.89 - - [08/Nov/2003
63.164.166.89 - - [08/Nov/2003
63.224.171.10 - - [13/Nov/2003
63.224.171.10 - - [13/Nov/2003
63.226.179.237 - - [09/Nov/2003
63.226.179.237 - - [09/Nov/2003
64.132.230.74 - - [18/Nov/2003
64.132.230.74 - - [18/Nov/2003
64.136.26.37 - - [09/Nov/2003
64.136.26.37 - - [09/Nov/2003
65.120.101.16 - - [09/Nov/2003
65.120.101.16 - - [09/Nov/2003
65.136.118.25 - - [07/Nov/2003
65.136.118.25 - - [07/Nov/2003
65.146.156.254 - - [07/Nov/2003
65.146.156.254 - - [07/Nov/2003
66.118.98.103 - - [08/Nov/2003
66.118.98.103 - - [08/Nov/2003
66.30.137.132 - - [10/Nov/2003
66.30.137.132 - - [10/Nov/2003
67.65.189.246 - - [14/Nov/2003
68.102.204.211 - - [08/Nov/2003
68.186.5.188 - - [06/Nov/2003
68.186.5.188 - - [06/Nov/2003
68.50.110.136 - - [07/Nov/2003
68.50.110.136 - - [07/Nov/2003
68.68.208.97 - - [10/Nov/2003
80.102.167.159 - - [14/Nov/2003
80.130.30.70 - - [09/Nov/2003
80.244.139.230 - - [09/Nov/2003
81.212.127.58 - - [09/Nov/2003
81.212.127.58 - - [09/Nov/2003
81.23.193.87 - - [06/Nov/2003
81.23.193.87 - - [06/Nov/2003

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