So far my blog is recovering nicely from the hack attack on it last week. I’m not seeing any of the incoming links for various pharmaceutical products. I do still get spam comments, though. Fortunately, Akismet is doing a pretty good job of making sure I don’t have to waste time on those.
Even so, the spammers are getting more creative. I had this comment waiting in my approval inbox this morning…
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So, whatever spambot they are using has now gotten intelligent enough to realize that the associated post was about an event, and generated language that would make sense in that context. The first sentence almost fooled me.
The rest of the comment is the same nonsensical garbage from most of these spam bots, so I was able to kick it over into the spam bucket. It may have fooled Akismet, but it didn’t fool me.
I guess my concern is that these seem to be getting more sophisticated. I’ll really worry when the spambots can generate a reasonable comment based on contextual clues within the post, and not one that was generated by a non-English speaker who clearly COULD NOT have been at my last geocaching workshop.