A new wave of spam

I noticed the other day that I’d gotten quite a lot of spam in one of my WordPress sites again. I hadn’t noticed initially since it was all automatically flagged as spam and not published, but just sat in the approval queue.

But the interesting part was the change in behavior, where practically all entries now were from an oddly generated number-string-email-adress, at gmail.com, all of them had a first name only (where previous spammers tried to look like a “real” person with both firstname and lastname), and most interesting, they all had the same phrasing, and all had the same kind of spelling errors in the test.

I’d guess it’s an attempt to look “human, less than perfect”, but it gets so obvious with batches of 20 almost identical posters with the same spelling errors, just repeated in so small ways that it could have been real. But weren’t.

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