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ka-ka-sh-ka? [spam!] (7 posts)

  1. bbautista
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is anyone else getting blasted by comment spam with "ka-ka-sh-ka" somewhere in the body? All of my different WordPress sites (including self-hosted and at wordpress.com) are getting thousands of these a day. Akismet is catching most of them, but a lot of them are getting through too.

    The message content usually starts with "ka-ka-sh-ka" and then has a title of "anal licking" or "plaster casting mold", with a link to some site which is probably porn.

    Is there something that we can use in conjunction with Akismet, or is there a way to block based on IP?

    Thank you kindly for your time.

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well a quick google search shows a large number of sites on how to block an IP address.

    Here's a Good one.

    You may want to check for the plugin Bad Behavior as it's been reported to do well with Akismet. Also make sure you;re running the latest released version of Akismet. It's been updated a couple of times recently.

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Not getting any of those. I bet Bad Behavior is blocking them.

    I *highly* recommend Bad Behavior. It stops a lot of automated spam dead in its tracks. No configuration. Just makes the spam stop coming quite so much.

  4. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    May already be blocking the IP address. What is it anyway? Got me curious now.

  5. bbautista
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    'Tis 81.95.146.227.

    Thanks for the Bad Behavior recommendation. I'll certainly check it out.

  6. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    We've been discussing that IP over in wp.com land for quite some time now. Russia Federation if I remember correctly. Blocked at my routers for quite some time. Ditto on my own personal sites with the htaccess rules I mentioned up above.

    Whole class C actually.

    Very surprised you're still getting them as I would think Akismet would have realized that that IP address is pure block by now.

  7. mayuxi
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hahaha!
    Kakashka means SMALL SHIT (or shity) in Russian!
    :)

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