Wiki Attack

We had a bit of trouble with our wiki this weekend- on Saturday, we recieved a spam attack from 164 different IP addresses, which deleted pretty much every page on our wiki.

We’ve restored the wiki and locked it down a bit (must be logged in to edit, only admins can create new accounts), but there may still be some inconsistencies or weirdness.

If anyone is working to combat said spammers, email me and I’ll send you the IP list.

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4 Responses to “Wiki Attack”

  1. Nathanael :

    To report spam (don’t know if it covers spamming of web sites yet though) originating in Australia, contact ACMA:


    October 10th, 2005 at 3:34 pm

  2. Sam Newman :


    It’s more than likely that the attacks would of come from open relays on the web – as such if you implement some filtering using one of the many sites that have a list of open proxies[1]. Using this with mod_security[2] you might even be able to block this in apache itself.

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    October 11th, 2005 at 1:34 am

  3. Geof F. Morris :

    Have you looked into using Bad Behavior to lock down link spammers? It works with MediaWiki.

    October 11th, 2005 at 8:12 am

  4. till :

    Maybe you could get mod_security installed and install a few blocks and rules to protect your page.

    October 11th, 2005 at 5:07 pm