Attack of the Taiwanese Spiders Print
Written by Sherry   
Friday, 06 February 2009 08:23
Another bleg.

Twice lately. I have gotten up in the morning and found dozens of odd Chinese languages messages distributed randomly in the comment boxes of old posts. The message seems to be the same and is (I think - I don't read Chinese) a invitation and link to porn sites. The source is in Taiwan and seems to be some kind of automated spider.

Some of the messages are actually not visible when you first view the post itself (the comment box may seem empty) and aren't seen until you actually go into the comment box itself.

I know because any comments of any kind posted to ID generate an e-mail notification to me with a link. The spider dropped by twice yesterday and I had to delete at least 40 such message by hand - one by one.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a way to block this stuff?