It’s strange. We’ve been operating one blog for more than a decade with no problems, now all of a sudden it’s being spammed with hundreds of the same comment every day.
Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?
We have no idea why this ridiculous spambot has chosen us but it’s apparently been out there for years, regularly appearing to harass random sites.
I know there are methods to automatically remove these comments but at the frequency they’re arriving this is obviously impacting our resources and it would be preferable to simply prevent this bot from accessing the site entirely.
Wordpress really needs a direct match blocking mechanism built in and it’s amazing to me that they haven’t done this yet, especially with how bloated and complex it’s becoming in the back end with other stuff no one really asks for out of the box.
We’ve just blocked Russia on the server side, perhaps that will help.
We’ll likely go in and block China in the next few days if it doesn’t stop, possibly followed by Ukraine.
These three are generally the worst culprits for spam and malicious attacks for us.
Anyone have any other useful tips to prevent them from getting to the site to begin with?