April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico restores power to over 70 perecnt of customers after blackout


Anonymous said...

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Boffin said...

Botnet/weird comment watch -

I watch these strange blog comments, and I'm amazed as the scale of the operation, whatever it is trying to do.

A google search on the exact phrase "wants to be available that in detail" returns 3 million hits, and all that I've checked are comments to blogs. This is a sufficiently weird phrase that they must be sourced from whatever robotic code is spitting them out.

The comments use something like a thesaurus to change out words, so the comments have slight variations. These variations might be just to prevent simple filtering, or actually carry information.

These messages are called "Comment spam", and typically would be used to inject URLS into pages so that search engines would rate those pages higher. I'm not sure why the spam is happening here if there is no URL, and thus no payoff to the spammer.

Sam Smith said...

We reject comments designed to point to a url but we can't figure out why we are getting so many anonymous positive comments. Your idea of googling for phrases is a good one and when we have time we'll do it. But if anyone know why we would get positive anonymous and no url comments, we'd love to know