I’m sorry if you’re receiving this message more than once, but I wanted to spread this news as much as possible.
This weekend I wanted to update Boxer & Rice which I couldn’t do before because I got major computer problem (my HD burnt). But I discovered the website was under major spambot attack. The number of account had exploded to 6500 and each 24 hours something like 210 new accounts were created.
Those accounts were all fake, and they attempted to post something like 400 messages about cars, Viagra, insurance, loans etc… Thank goodness those message didn’t show up but the situation required extreme measures.
First I installed a new plugin, so when you try to register now you need to answer a test to prove you’re a real person. Basically you need to do a captcha, answering an easy math problem (something like 3*7 = ? ) and give the nth letter of a random word.
Second I pruned most of those 6500 accounts. We’re now around 500 since I only kept 100% safe accounts i.e :
-People who commented on the posts.
I’m totally sorry if you were among the real people who got their account deleted, but it was the sole option I had to stop the attack.
Since I added the plugin Sunday the attack worsened since it blocked almost 700 fake registrations.
So far 17 people managed to create (or recreate) their account. You can do so here.
I’ll try to update Boxer & Rice this weekend with more art including some new pictures for our Kamehasutra. ^_^
Also Boxer & Rice hosting fees are due this December and represents several hundreds of $...
So if you want to help us remaining online you can donate. Even small donations are welcome.
Thank you for reading.