Friday, September 23, 2005

comment spammers topical news articles

I got two comment spam using text from one of the AP news feeds. Looks like they are trying to game google's blog search engine by hooking themselves to breaking news keywords.

Name: SPAM PRODUCT | E-mail: | URI: http://SPAM | IP:

HOUSTON - Hurricane Rita roared toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts early Friday, a major Category 4 storm that spurred a traffic-snarled exodus toward higher ground and fears it could cripple the heart of the nationĂ¢€™s petrochemical industry.

1 comment:

  1. Can I interest (Hurricane Rita) you in purchasing some (Bush hates black people) male enhancement products? (Cindy Sheehan) :-P

    The techniques spammers try never cease to amaze me. Apple's has pretty good filters but I've been impressed by the tricks that the spammers use to get through. My favorite is when they take excerpts from my own site and mix it in with their spam.