Since Sunday morning, this blog has had just shy of 3000 comment spam attempts. Thanks to the defenses I put up, exactly 0 of these went through. I hope this onslaught doesn’t cause people to start pulling the comments sections from their weblogs. It does really suck. I hope that whoever is behind this gets busted or is forced to stop. I saw someone posting the suspicion that someone in charge of a legion of zombified computers is doing this. Does anyone have any confirmation of that? And, any guesses to the OS being run on the preponderance of these machines? I have my pet picks.
Update: I spoke too soon. Of course, while I was out of town and offline one of them got through the defenses a few thousand times. Oh well, at least blog-grep makes it easy to clean up afterwards.