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Saturday, November 6, 2004

What’s the Point of This Type of Comment Spam?

Anyone know what the deal is with the latest rash of comment spam I’ve been getting? Each one has a message such as “Nice blog, just wanted to say I found you through Google” or some variant of that. A web address is entered that is always a URLized version of the person’s name that was entered, but the site is always nonfunctional…the server can’t be found. An e-mail address is also entered which is the same name as in the URL, followed by one of the popular web services like @hotmail.com, @yahoo,com, or @google.com

That’s it. No message trying to hawk a bogus product. No web links taking you to sales or pr0n-type sites. Just a worthless comment that appears to make you think you have another fan.

» Posted by ALBj at 11:24 AM (ET)
Category: Housekeeping

Comments

Maybe it’s a hacker testing for some sort of hole.

» Posted by Queue
November 6, 2004 07:27 PM

Sorry, due to comment spam abuse, new comments on this entry are closed until I find time to upgrade Movable Type and enable registration and moderation.