[Systems] Pootle Spam

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 23:19:56 EDT 2010

The attack was continuing in real-time, so I deleted the user account.


On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:15 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>wrote:

> Unfortunately, I believe we are seeing our first linkspam attack on Pootle.
> This user:
> http://translate.sugarlabs.org/accounts/frannyberry/
> frannyberry at writeme.com
> Has made suggestions and submissions that appear to be some sort of
> linkspam.  Like the following:
> 8gv5VE  <a href="http://blcbwyhxwdcc.com/">blcbwyhxwdcc</a>, [url=
> http://tyfzlpsrholl.com/]tyfzlpsrholl[/url<http://tyfzlpsrholl.com/%5Dtyfzlpsrholl%5B/url>],
> [link=http://bsuxmpmcpogj.com/]bsuxmpmcpogj[/link<http://bsuxmpmcpogj.com/%5Dbsuxmpmcpogj%5B/link>],
> http://zpenwspavuai.com/
> Pootle does not give a convenient contributions and rollback capability
> like MediaWiki.  Does anyone have a suggestion on how we should handle
> this?  As a pootle admin, I can delete this account, but I am concerned it
> might just come back under a new name, so I haven't done that yet.  The priv
> to submit is not always granted on every project, it is basically up to the
> language admins.
> I'm hoping we can come up with a countervandalism strategy before this gets
> much worse.  Suggestions are needed.
> cjl
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