The Intelligence of Comment Spammers

Posted on 18 February 2008 in Internet, Planet Bods (No comments)

Sadly it seems that the introduction of SpamFirewall to this site hasn't totally dried up the comment spam coming in, although it has certainly decreased it.

So I continue to be checking through the spam folder for any false positives (they rarely happen but you never know) and spotted this one:

As the de facto administrator of the [NAME REMOVED] blog, I've spent many an hour deleting spammy links left in the comments section - - comments that usually lead back to the same kinds of Web sites you most commonly see advertised in junk e-mail.

Ah, I thought. A false positive. A rather crap comment true, but one which presumably was in response to the whole comment spam issue.

Then I noticed it was posted up on an entry about the BBC relocation package for those affected by the Salford move.

Then scrolled down and I spotted the other 11 identical posts, all put up in random locations. A quick check of the posts and I found the URL the comment author had given, certainly wasn't going to be about security fixes.

I have to congratulate the person who came up with that message. You nearly fooled me. Nearly being the operative word. Just a shame your inbuilt stupidity took over at the last minute.

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