Spamming Bastards



Given that my blog is relatively low traffic, it’s remarkable just how many spam comments and hacking attempts I log daily. A good 50% or more of all the spam comments I get originate from the same place: Ubiquity Server Solutions/Nobis Technology Group, who share a couple of overlapping IP ranges and are somewhat notorious if my brief Googling is anything to go by. I’m a big fan of Hanlon’s Razor, but in this case I’m really not sure either way.

So, as of today, their entire ranges are blacklisted:

Deny from 173.208.100.0/22 #Ubiquity Server Solutions
Deny from 108.62.0.0/16 #Nobis Technology Group

I don’t like having to block entire /16 ranges because I know there are bound to be false positives in there somewhere, but frankly it’s the only way to make things manageable right now.

I expect to see my error.log grow exponentially over the next few days.

Update: And another range of theirs that was still spamming me…

Deny from 173.234.0.0/16 #Nobis Technology Group

Update: And yet another…

Deny from 23.19.0.0/16 #Nobis Technology Group

Update: Guess who…

Deny from 64.120.0.0/17 #Nobis Technology Group

Update: Right, let’s make this simple; courtesy of ARIN’s WHOIS Database

#All Nobis/Ubiquity ARIN Netblocks
Deny from 70.32.32.0/20
Deny from 67.201.48.0/23
Deny from 72.37.145.0/24
Deny from 173.208.0.0/17
Deny from 69.174.60.0/22
Deny from 174.34.128.0/18
Deny from 173.234.0.0/16
Deny from 108.62.0.0/16
Deny from 72.37.224.0/21
Deny from 23.19.0.0/16
Deny from 72.37.237.0/24
Deny from 72.37.218.0/23
Deny from 72.37.222.0/23
Deny from 72.37.221.0/24
Deny from 67.201.0.0/21
Deny from 72.37.242.0/23
Deny from 67.201.40.0/24
Deny from 72.37.246.0/23
Deny from 216.6.224.0/20
Deny from 72.37.204.0/24
Deny from 69.147.224.0/23
Deny from 64.120.0.0/17

Update: My complete comment spam blocklist is now available here.

2 Replies to “Spamming Bastards”

  1. Thank you. That was helpful – I just blocked everything. Here’s a litter on my machine right now:

    1 206.180.176.209
    1 206.180.176.235
    1 206.180.176.68
    1 206.180.177.126
    1 206.180.177.156
    1 206.180.177.203
    1 206.180.177.41
    1 206.180.177.5
    1 206.180.177.82
    1 206.180.178.192
    1 206.180.178.212
    1 206.180.178.229
    1 206.180.178.244
    1 206.180.178.251
    1 206.180.178.88
    1 206.180.179.106
    1 206.180.179.107
    1 206.180.179.145
    1 206.180.179.148
    1 206.180.179.165
    1 206.180.179.177
    1 206.180.179.186
    1 206.180.179.193
    1 206.180.179.250
    1 206.180.179.42
    1 206.180.179.75
    1 206.180.179.80
    1 206.180.179.9

    Some Ncs Datacom. Ring any bell?

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