+bevema Posted July 12, 2014 Share Posted July 12, 2014 By chance it came to my attention in the last hour: Many or all caches from a German geocacher are so-to-say under attack from log scripts. Countless found-logs have been sent to these caches with identical text from each of the malicious (quite young and basic member) accounts, maybe also performing a huge traffic of sent-out watchlist-notifications. I'm not sure wether this is a once-in-a-lifetime incident, but my former business experience in computer virus-research lets me fear it's the other way round. Have now the script-kiddies reached geocaching, too ? Behaviour detection might be the only possibility to catch such culprits: -) block too fast logs from one account to one cache (as scripting tools are per se against the ToU) -) block more than two found logs from one account to one cache -) block all kinds of logs with identical content from one account to one cache But I fear that the only person getting problems will be the cache owner, for not maintaining the caches correctly by deleting the malign postings immediately. A script running from Friday evening 'til Monday morning may wreak havoc all the concerned caches. Quote Link to comment
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