[Dshield] Under attack by bloggers

Chris Wright dshield at yaps4u.net
Tue Jan 31 16:32:06 GMT 2006


I agree, finding the contact email address for Blogger is akin to the needle
in the haystack.
I've just searched my mail over a couple of years and I can't find the
address I used (the cynic in me would say it self destructs due to the evil
empire etc etc).

Drop a mail to blogger_user_support at yahoogroups.com and someone on there
might be able to help you out.  They (google or Blogger) are quite good at
taking action about violations of AUP, IF and only IF you can find the damn
email address to report to).

Regards

Chris 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org 
> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Tom
> Sent: 31 January 2006 15:56
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] Under attack by bloggers
> 
> If you figure out how to contact blogspot.com or google.com 
> and get a real person I'd like to know as there is a nasty 
> blog publishing personal information about people in our 
> small town and there seems to be no way (short of filing 
> suit) to contact them about it since its an AUP 
> violation..... so much for "do no evil"
> 
> Tom
> 
> At 11:03 AM +0000 1/31/06, Malcolm Warden wrote:
> >I installed some new code to my phpbb last night to catch any 
> >attempt to create a new user
> >account by a spambot (which, if successful, would then post links 
> >back to increase its
> >master's site rating with Google etc).
> >I was very suprised to catch the first one within seconds!
> >
> >The site has been live for years without any spam registrations and 
> >I believe that up to now
> >the robots have failed visual confirmation and just been dropped 
> >silently to the floor.
> >The concern is that robots are getting smarter so I needed a second 
> >line of defence.
> >
> >I am now seeing these things at all too frequent intervals - mostly 
> >pointed back to
> >blogspot.com. The pages that they link to are meaningless 
> >semi-English probably created
> >by a robot but with links on to the usual suspects - poker, loans 
> >and sex sites.
> >
> >Here are a couple of examples:
> >http://enprofessionalpokerchips.blogspot.com/
> >http://thatcasinoontariowindsor.blogspot.com/
> >http://anringtonesprint.blogspot.com/
> >
> >It seems odd to me that blogger.com is now owned by Google but 
> >clearly being abused on a
> >grand scale to distort Google and other searches.
> >http://www.blogger.com/about
> >
> >I could have some fun with this - a small change in the php to 
> >censor any link to blogspot
> >that gets through the defences and redirect it to.... The Vatican... 
> >or ...  an abuse page at
> >Google or ...
> >
> >Anyone have any ideas about the best way to pass this on to 
> >blogger.com or Google
> >themselves? I could easily automate the whole thing to forward the 
> >links by e-mail.
> >
> >Any other suggestions on what else to do?
> >
> >TIA
> >
> >Malcom Warden
> >-- Malcolm Warden
> >
> >[P] 01608 685592
> >[F] 01608 685595
> >[M] 07905 185406
> >
> >
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