After 1500 lines and 80kb of “Deny from”’s later. I have stopped the Turkish Telecom provider Turk Telekom and it’s league of spam riddled clients. As such anyone from Turkey and more so Turkish Telecom provider Turk Telekom will no longer be able to view this website. As well any major known spam ring has been banned as well, as it is possible my host has failed to ban them.
There might be a little bit more lag then normal as a 80kb file is checked every time a page is loaded. However now we can sleep knowing the spammers (or at least this bunch are dead). I would like to Thank Fin for helping out on IRC and the Heroes group and Hi3rling for moral support.
We are still incurring loss to our bandwith, I have opened communciation with my providers to perhaps get them stopped at a server level.
Due to a security leak this website has had it’s bandwidth burned by Turkish Spammers. There is a good chance the website will go offline in the next 2 days. If this happens it may be till the 20th or the 31st until it flips over. I am currently in communications with my webhosting to see if somthing can be done about this issue, without incurring a large unneeded cost.
This downtime will not affect any of the off site groups, flickr, or the toolbar. The data on this website will remain, access will be restricted and the site will display a “bandwidth exceeded” message.
I am working to correct this issue with my limited webskills. I have identified the problem as the Fansite Topsite listing with all 2.2 gigs of dammage done from middle yesterday to this morning.
Further updates will be posted below and then though the mailing list if this website goes down.