Many of you read the post I placed last week regarding the number of attempted SPAM signups I had received in 24 hours after installing the Stop Spammers plugin. I was astounded at the time that I could possibly gain all this attention in a mere 24 hours but the fun seems to have just been beginning at that point. That was only 8 days ago and lo and behold, this plugin has not stopped doing its work thank goodness!
What the next eight days brought
Here’s what the new stats show today (June 18) at 2:36 PM eastern time:
There’s nothing in your spam queue at the moment.
Stop Spammers has prevented 3673 spammers from registering or leaving comments.
Now that is just flat out amazing. Why would anyone put this much effort into trying to get into a blog they have no interest in reading. And how do I know that? Simple. I also have another plugin installed that shows how many page views I am getting on a daily basis. So what have the last several days showed? This:
|June 17th 2013||109|
|June 16th 2013||70|
|June 15th 2013||81|
|June 14th 2013||94|
|June 13th 2013||110|
|June 12th 2013||143|
|June 11th 2013||97|
|June 10th 2013||98|
Yes just a shade over 800 visitors in the same period of time so there is a clear disconnect between the number of hackers and the number of visitors isn’t there. And here’s what is even more disturbing: Almost 1/2 of these attempted spammers are STILL trying to get logged into the site by using the “Admin” login and a whole host of login passwords. If you are reading this I DO NOT HAVE A LOGIN CALLED ADMIN AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE SO STOP ALREADY.
I am grateful for one primary thing: The plugin has saved me hours of work because I no longer have to manually delete these idiots that login using email addresses like:
firstname.lastname@example.org: 2013/06/18 03:24:00
email@example.com: 2013/06/18 03:54:25
firstname.lastname@example.org: 2013/06/18 03:54:38
email@example.com: 2013/06/18 04:15:25
firstname.lastname@example.org: 2013/06/18 04:21:08
email@example.com: 2013/06/18 04:29:45
firstname.lastname@example.org: 2013/06/18 05:06:05
email@example.com: 2013/06/18 05:37:56
firstname.lastname@example.org: 2013/06/18 05:40:09
email@example.com: 2013/06/18 06:12:36
Really folks you need to get a life and stop programming useless bots to attack sites. Go away and harass someone else!