Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#7623 assigned Bug/Something is broken

bot user creation on mayfirst.org

Reported by: https://id.mayfirst.org/ross Owned by: https://id.mayfirst.org/ross
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: mayfirst.org bot-users drupal Cc:
Sensitive: no

Description

It looks like mayfirst.org has been hit with bot user creation. I'm not sure exactly what the parameters are of the user registration page for the site, since it's hooked into other things like open_id.

However, I have disabled a couple hundred users listed in mfpl-suexec@chavez.mayfirst.org:~/mfpl-suexec-failed-user-registration.txt. I ran the following command from web root:

drush ublk --mail=$(cat ~/mfpl-suexec-failed-user-registration.txt)

I've also enabled captcha on the user registration form, which hopefully will limit the number of bot registrations. We need to determine a mechanism for cleaning up these errant registrations. There are currently 24,000+ users in the user table.

~/ross

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/ross

  • Owner set to https://id.mayfirst.org/ross
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/ross

I have now disabled user registration on mayfirst.org. We should still attempt to find a way to remove the excessive number of users in the users table.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/dkg

  • Keywords drupal added

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/ross

  • Keywords workers removed

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