Plese delete online pharmacy spam

Asked by Māris Fogels on 2009-12-06

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Māris Fogels Edit question
Solved by:
Māris Fogels
Solved:
2009-12-07
Last query:
2009-12-07
Last reply:
2009-12-07
Māris Fogels (mars) said : #1

The following search provides 4590 results, possibly as many spammer account names. It searches the site where I found the original spam links:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=+site:www.downarchive.com+%22launchpad.net~%22&ei=J10cS6P3GNTklQeV1M3yCQ&sa=X&oi=manybox&resnum=33&ct=all-results&ved=0CAIQqAQwIQ

Tom Haddon (mthaddon) said : #2

Maris, I don't think it's really reasonable to discover all this spam and then just ask the LOSAs to sort it out - there are other questions that need asking, such as what is wrong with our current process that allows so many to get through and what automated process is available for removing/disabling those that already exist.

Māris Fogels (mars) said : #3

Fair enough. I'll draw up a script to extract the names, come up with a deactivation procedure, so on and so forth.

I'll get in touch again when I have a more directly usable list of infringing accounts.