In the last few months i’ve seen large number of nigerians attempting to spam my site coming from AOL. Not sure what to make of it but it looks like either AOL’s users are having their computers hijacked or AOL’s Proxy servers are being used by nigerians. At any rate when i look at their accounts they’ve got a AOL email address, AOL brower and US ip address it makes it hard to tell who is legitimate or not from AOL.
If someone from AOL is reading this here is one of the IP’s being used 188.8.131.52. AOL has gotten real bad the last few weeks, I can only imagine how much grief they are causing myspace.
Someone in the comments said AOL is allowing anyone to use their proxy servers ? I can’t see this being true. If its true and they aren’t passing on the http_forwarded_for then expect AOL to be mass blocked/restricted as it becomes a haven for criminals.