Spam Attack?

Blogspirit introduced a new anti-spam feature today which allows blogger to ban specific IPs. This is pretty nifty, but it coincides with an enormous increase in traffic spam. I wonder if this is either a weakness in the new system, or the revenge of some blogger who suddenly finds that his old methods of vandalism do not work.

A full list of Internet Protocol addresses (IPs) I’ve banned so far are below, but it appear that most spam comes from only a few sites:

212.158.16?.*
212.24.3?.*
217.23.13?.*
62.213.6?.*

While (edited) examples of the trackback spam are:

hockey Sabres hockey club Sabres
point Four point bed Four
screen Hot screen names Hot
sonia Lady sonia photo Lady

That the spam is coming from the same pattern (Word1 Word2 Word1 Word3 Word2) means that (a) the spam is coming from the same source and (b) the spammer is a poet.

Weird, no?


Full list of IPs banned so far:

91.76.101.115
211.167.248.2
211.43.222.21
212.158.163.210
212.158.163.26
212.158.164.194
212.158.165.149
212.158.169.67
212.158.169.68
212.158.169.70
212.158.169.74
212.24.32.228
212.24.37.125
212.24.37.126
212.24.37.127
217.23.131.216
217.23.132.117
217.23.132.118
217.23.132.127
217.23.132.225
217.23.136.206
217.23.136.212
217.23.136.214
217.23.136.216
217.23.136.217
217.23.136.218
217.23.136.220
217.23.136.221
217.23.136.227
217.23.136.228
217.23.136.229
217.23.136.25
217.23.136.26
217.23.136.6
217.23.136.85
217.23.143.18
217.23.143.19
217.23.143.225
217.23.143.225
217.23.151.133
217.23.151.228
62.213.66.200
62.213.66.201
62.213.66.204
62.213.66.74
62.213.66.78
62.213.68.194
62.213.68.196
62.213.68.64
69.92.179.101

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