Spam attack caused iSpot to go offline

Spam attack caused iSpot to go offline - Global : As you may have noticed, iSpot was unavailable over the weekend of 22-23 November. This was due to attacks by spammers - we suffered our most serious attack to date. This meant a lot of additional work for our IT team, but we think that the current proble

As you may have noticed, iSpot was unavailable over the weekend of 22-23 November. This was due to attacks by spammers - we suffered our most serious attack to date. This meant a lot of additional work for our IT team, but we think that the current problem has now been cured, and we have put in place new procedures to prevent it happening again. Further reviews are under way to see if we can make the site even more secure.

Many thanks to everyone who reports instances of spam on iSpot. If you do see anything that looks like spam in future, please continue to report it using the "Report as inappropriate" link that appears on all iSpot content. As soon as you click this link the content is removed from view, and alerts us to deal with it as quickly as possible.

25 Nov 2014
Martin Harvey