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Old 04 Dec 2012, 19:31
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Need help with Vietnam spam

I'm getting hammered daily with dozens of spam registered with .vn emails and vn IP addresses. This is odd because I get no forum spam or other registration spam except VN which starts about 2-3 weeks ago.

It came to a point where I had to block all VN IP addresses globally at my firewall, now they're using some proxy IPs instead.

They register with stupid scrambled names like "hkjkld16sd" and put other scrambled words in every profile field like "ksjcskcjk".

I have this Glow Host Spam-o-matic MOD enabled:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

I also have registrations moderated first.
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Old 16 Dec 2012, 18:00
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Same, had to block all signups from yahoo.com.vn
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Old 07 Jan 2013, 20:12
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Is there a fast way to ban or delete every member who has a yahoo.com.vn or.vn email address?
Thanks!
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Old 07 Jan 2013, 21:04
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End it all.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=289463
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Old 07 Jan 2013, 22:27
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thanks, but that doesn't answer the question I asked --
Is there a fast way to ban or delete every member who has a yahoo.com.vn or.vn email address?
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Old 07 Jan 2013, 22:43
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Originally Posted by maryx View Post
thanks, but that doesn't answer the question I asked --
Is there a fast way to ban or delete every member who has a yahoo.com.vn or.vn email address?
My reply was to the OP.
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Old 07 Jan 2013, 23:22
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Originally Posted by maryx View Post
thanks, but that doesn't answer the question I asked --
Is there a fast way to ban or delete every member who has a yahoo.com.vn or.vn email address?
best to make a new post on this
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Old 08 Jan 2013, 01:31
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"Vietnam spam" rhymes nicely though!
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Old 08 Jan 2013, 09:56
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I don't think these are bots. I think it's actual people. I've been getting these spammers for the past couple weeks. I haven't had a bots on my forum in a long time. You can block yahoo.com.vn and if they change emails just report to akismet and stop-forum-spam. Nothing more you can do really.
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Old 08 Jan 2013, 15:34
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Originally Posted by gamaken View Post
I don't think these are bots. I think it's actual people. I've been getting these spammers for the past couple weeks. I haven't had a bots on my forum in a long time. You can block yahoo.com.vn and if they change emails just report to akismet and stop-forum-spam. Nothing more you can do really.
You find out for sure with the plugin I linked earlier. The biggest percentage of spam by FAR is automated. Actual, paid human spammers are few and far between.

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Old 08 Jan 2013, 17:26
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You find out for sure with the plugin I linked earlier. The biggest percentage of spam by FAR is automated. Actual, paid human spammers are few and far between.
I'm using http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=256026 which is pretty much the same idea.
I use a number of different methods to stop bots from registering, and it seems to be working well. This Vietnam spam is the first I've had in a long time.
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Old 08 Jan 2013, 22:53
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Originally Posted by gamaken View Post
I'm using http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=256026 which is pretty much the same idea.
I use a number of different methods to stop bots from registering, and it seems to be working well. This Vietnam spam is the first I've had in a long time.
It's really not the same idea at all. It tips off botnet administrators that there's a time check involved. It also would tend to annoy actual humans. The one I linked is stealthy and annoys no humans - since they have no idea at all it exists. It also, REPORTS all of the failures and has option to ban the IP address to the miserable user's Mod..

The one you link just says "hey, you didn't take the time required to read the rules" and let's them have at it again.

Why do people want to tip off the spammers and also annoy legitimate humans?
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 09:33
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If you have a htaccess file you could try adding this


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 22:21
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If they fake ip and used tools auto reg nick then deny all ip Viet Nam will no active

You use answer and question in register, thanks now

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Old 28 Jul 2013, 09:10
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I've been hit by these guys lately even though I have some very, very topic specific Q&As to get registered. Luckily I moderate all users, so seeing international phone numbers in the hidden 'name/number' field and .vn emails everywhere has been a dead giveaway.

I think these are actual people. I bet if we dialed some of the numbers they've left in the hidden fields during registration, we'd reach the people doing the spamming.
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