Stop Spam Attack on Perl/CGI Custom Site


I'm looking for someone who is well-versed in website security to help stop a spam-attack on my site. There are over 1000 fake accounts being created daily and flooding my site, and I need to implement some additional security measures to prevent them from doing this as my server has already crashed once.

We already have ReCaptcha set-on on the registration page AND new members are required to activate their accounts via email but this bot seems to be getting through both. Initially, they were also auto-posting articles on the site, however, I slowed that down by putting a posting restriction on new accounts. They are now trying to post comments instead. I need to get this under control ASAP.

If you know how to stop this and/or are able to implement additional security measures, please let me know the details as I need someone ASAP.

The website is a niche community/social network type of site, custom built in Perl/CGI with MySQL databases. Message me for URL.

Also, if you're available for on-going work on the site (i.e. building/updating community-type features such as contests, photo galleries, etc...) please specify this in your post as I am interested in a long-term relationship.


Compétences : CGI, Perl, Administration Système, Sécurité Web

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( 5 commentaires ) Montreal, Canada

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Hello, i am a penetration tester for fun, but that has given me plenty of experience with these kind of attacks. I would love to help you. You should know that i understand that the price should be negotiable.

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Hi, please see my profile for security-related issues. Thank you.

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check the PMB please,thanks.

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Please check PM.

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Hello, i'm intrested to help you update/building community feature, but at the moment my bid are for the spam control, thanks

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Hello i can do this for you.

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Please see private message

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Sir/Madam, Xiarch is an information security consulting company. Xiarch has expertise in web security, application security, server security, network security. We would be happy to assist you in the project.

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Hi If i will not secure your website 1000% , then i will fully refund you. Security specialist here, check my profile. Thank you

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