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Attack of the Bots - BHW under attack?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Asif WILSON Khan, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Looks like somebody is using a Bot to open accounts and build up post counts:

    Look how many times this post has been made in the following thread:
    "That sucks bad man....why do girls need to do it? Why can't they be loyal"
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ou-i-am-so-pist-i-caught-my-girlfriend-5.html

    and this post in this thread:

    "The UK apparently, every man and his frigging dog want's to come here to claim benefits, free housing, free health care and an education."
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/637097-what-best-country-live-7.html


    Somebody looking to make a killing selling BHW accounts.


    Time to start using a captcha and charging for access to BHW or this place will go down hill fast.
     
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  2. Kaistar

    Kaistar Power Member

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    Use captcha yes, not sure about charging for basic access though.
    There are plenty of people on here that are honestly just trying to break into marketing and if they can't access the basic stuff without paying is it really fair ?
     
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    Good luck with your journey Op, subscribed
     
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    There can be more threats to this activity. Once they know that they can easily create 3 / 4 / 5 / 10 accounts on BHW then they can have a field day spamming/scamming any day on BHW. I guess the person involved could well be an ex-BHW member who was banned, probably very recently... whatever. :-S
     
  5. hacko

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    Dafuq... They're probably gonna get Donor accounts, open a BST, get some money and disappear. Gotta hand it to them though, they're trying to blackhat the blackhatters, doesn't get anymore hardcore than that.
     
  6. Asif WILSON Khan

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    They can still read without paying, but it could be a nominal amount say $1 to open the account.
    Also at least that way you know people have a payment method.
    Anyway I hope they do something.
     
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    I wish you were an admin.
     
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    My suggestion is, please add the names of the suspected people on this thread who are seen duplicating other member's posts on any thread. Once you notice such a member and if you wish to help BHW further, then you can find more about him/her by checking some of the posts on their profile page and then looking for duplicates on those threads. If the member has any more such spammy activities (e.g., member is duplicating posts of other members), then you may report that post and also put the link of the member's profile on this thread. This small activity can effectively stop a lot of future spams/scams/frauds here.

    For example:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/755533-tracyunixo.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/755400-hollybcurr.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/755513-carriumont.html

    Simply click on the member's forum name on top of his/her post, then right-click on "View Profile" link and click on the "Copy link location" menu-item. (Another method is to simply right-click on the user's forum name on top of his/her post and then copy the link...). Then paste that copied link here, as shown above.

    May be someone who has posted the comment first would also be unfairly caught up in this, and to prevent any genuine member from getting his profile link here UNFAIRLY, please check a few posts of the suspected member and see his other activity. There would surely be some spammy activity on other threads, and he would be caught, reported, and possibly get perm-banned soon after...
     
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  9. TrevorB

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    Captcha or even closing threads that have no activity for a while might be a great idea.
     
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    BHW has been going downhill for a while now, but I too have noticed these accounts
    pulling up threads from 2008 just to say some bull like "thanks for the informative post"
    The shit is sickening, I do believe BHW should be pay to play even if is just as simple as $1
    to sign up.

    I've been reporting those accounts on the thread that I have seen but is seems like
    the mods are behind the ball on this matter.
    This thread has brought/taught me so much and I hate to see it defiled by the filth of the
    internet
     
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    All Permanently Banned.

    Bring 'em on - We will knock 'em down! :D
     
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    I do keep reporting the guys who bump old threads
    And thanks to all the moderator for taking instant action

    Thanks
     
  13. Asif WILSON Khan

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    OMFG The bots are applying for Mod positions now!

    I applied for moderator of 2 forum sections ( Want to buy and hire a freelancer section here in Blackhatworld , I have detailed everything and proposed some new rules that might reduce the scammers here. Goodluck to others who have applied

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ing-few-new-mods-join-team-5.html#post6656146

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/755392-adriennwdale.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/754576-caseyehine.html
     
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  14. Chris22

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    I've noticed this happening for a couple of years now. I think the solution would be to check the message against the other posts (exlcuding quotes) and calculate it's uniqueness. If it's too similar auto flag for the mods or something
     
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    Maybe BHW could be made "invitation only". Every established user gets a fixed amount of invitations that resets or gets extended when they reach certain milestones and every user who wants to sign up either needs an invitation or needs to pay a one time fee to join.

    It would certainly make it harder for spammers and they could easily be linked together and banned in bulk.

    I am part of several forums with this kind of system and the spam problem there is super low or not existing at all.
     
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    That had crossed my mind too. It might make people value their accounts.
    It might make this place more exclusive and maybe raise the bar a little.
     
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    I applied for moderator of 2 forum sections ( Want to buy and hire a freelancer section here in Blackhatworld , I have detailed everything and proposed some new rules that might reduce the scammers here. Goodluck to others who have applied

    caseyehine
    I applied for moderator of 2 forum sections ( Want to buy and hire a freelancer section here in Blackhatworld , I have detailed everything and proposed some new rules that might reduce the scammers here. Goodluck to others who have applied

    Quote Originally Posted by carriumont View Post
    That sucks bad man....why do girls need to do it? Why can't they be loyal

    Quote Originally Posted by hollybcurr View Post
    That sucks bad man....why do girls need to do it? Why can't they be loyal

    Quote Originally Posted by tracyunixo View Post
    That sucks bad man....why do girls need to do it? Why can't they be loyal

    Quote Originally Posted by vincesfreema View Post
    That sucks bad man....why do girls need to do it? Why can't they be loyal
     
  18. raton

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    On this thread http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/442600-making-money-email-lists-my-40k-month-strategy-41.html

    last page:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/754567-martauhood.html:I been Spamming emails I never make that much it's time to become more progressive
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/755540-robynnvelaz.html:I been Spamming emails I never make that much it's time to become more progressive

    The strange thing is that yesterday those two posts had a "thanks" from the same member. I don't remember who it was but it had a blue color. Maybe a mod can look into it too.
     
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  19. proxygo

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    pmd wiz to see if we can sticky this thread to keep the list up top
    keep em coming
     
  20. TheUnborn

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    The chase has begin,good job op