This tool lets you spam website statistics with forged referrers. Currently you can send a HTTP request to a specified site and set the referrer to:
- a custom address
- the Google website with a specified search string
This way the request will generate an entry in the referrer or keyphrase listing in the statistics tool on the target site.
The compiled JAR file can be downloaded here.
How to spam statistics
Spamming website statistics with a forged referrer is as easy as this: you either set a custom referrer or use the shortcut for a referrer from a Google search.
If you want to send a custom referrer to some site use this command line:
java -jar web-stats-spammer-1.0.jar referrer \ http://target.example.com http://yoursite.example.com
This will send a request to
http://target.example.com with the referrer set to
Google search terms
The tool provides a shortcut for a referrer from a Google search. So, if you want to generate a request with such a referrer use this command line:
java -jar web-stats-spammer-1.0.jar google-search \ http://target.example.com test1 test2 test3
This will generate a request for
http://target.example.com with the referrer set to this.
It’s very easy to generate requests with a custom referrer. This makes it a snap to spam the statistics of websites.