Pepotamo1985 has apparently hit about 30k sites, according to my last google search for the name.
Using the word ban/substitution feature can be helpful. You can do a couple of simple substitutions to make the text of his posts harmless. Ban usernames *anonymous* and of course *pepotamo*. He has also posted as "Bill Gates 666".
He has left an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
, located in Madrid Spain. It's probably a red herring, maybe an ISP he doesn't like. As another person noted, Pep has linked to his spam to a website in Seville, Spain. He has also linked to a website in Uruguay but most of his activity appears to link to Spain. His links have contained track codes in the URL such as "ctg8febero". So it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out he speaks Spanish and possibly lives in Spain. The websites he's linking to probably know who is is personally, just my guess.
Registrant Postal Code:18004
Admin Name:Antonio Javier Garcia Martinez
Admin Street1:C/Maria Barrientos 4 B, 1-1
Admin Postal Code:28021
he has linked to dirtylesbo.com, obviously to make money on referrals:
Domain Name: DIRTYLESBO.COM
Caetano, Martin email@example.com
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 US 9015064
BUT according to their web page, the offices of liveinteractive.net are apparently based in Uruguay:
+ 598 (2) 900 12 95
+ 598 (2) 901 50 64
If Mr. Caetano of liveinteractive.net is paying pepo then that might be illegal. Maybe a PHPBB user in Uruguay can contact that company.. in person!
Pepotamo is also linking to mcounter.com/lesbian. Mcounter.com is registered with Necostek, another company in Spain:
Amador Cubino (firstname.lastname@example.org
avd de parayas n2 5izda
Maliano ES Tel. +34.625792586
Here is the reg data for mcounter.com:
Perico Tropovel Sanbernardo
Perico Tropovel Sanbernardo (email@example.com
st marc thonin
Ainxous null,23443 US Tel. +555.6548885554
"pepotamo" could be "perico sanberardo". "pepotamo" Sounds like a playful nickname. He has entered bogus data for the registration record.. I wonder what Mr. Cubino thinks of this.
Thoughts anyone? What are the spam laws in Spain? Anybody in Spain been hit by pepotamo? I want pepotamo to fix 30k boards for community service..