Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
The vig-rx blog virus, otherwise known as comment spammer, is using Google against us. After stealing another IP address, as expected.
Weblogs being targeted are being found through a Google search. Example is here. Aren’t open web services a wonderful thing? Go ahead – all open comment MT weblogs on this list have this comment, if they haven’t deleted it yet. The key word in the search is Blog – any weblog title or entry with Blog, and Bob’s your uncle.
Let’s kill the Googlebot. Anybody got some rope?
Evil intentions aside, this was a great example of P2P (distributed) technologies. You know who will build the semantic web? Spammers and virus geeks, and kiddie hackers.
BTW, my comment trap should stop this one…for now.