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Northern StartUp 2.0 Website is Under Attack!

For the last five weeks, Northern StartUp 2.0 website has been under attack by spammers. The spamming was related to opening accounts, about 5 every hour, which has resulted in over 1000 new accounts. Less than 1% of these accounts have actually added any comments, but if they all did, the site will be overwhelmed by spammed comments. Here are some facts about the site: Drupal 5.3 Accounts are needed to comment Based on various suggestions via Twitter and from Ixis IT (previous website development team) and CTISN (current website development team), following changes were made: Captcha Recaptcha Mollow Akismet…