Posted on Oct 28, 2009 in Blogging
Last week I received the follow comment on one my C64 related blog posts
Akismet has flagged it up as spam, but when I looked it I found the comment was on topic (the C64 being old school and 80s) the user had a gravitar and reasonable looking email address, so I was tempted to flag this comment as not being spam, but I decided to a little investigation first.
Looking at the linked website http://www.britneybennett.com/ it gives big clues about the intent of these blog posts. Lots of pictures of a pretty girl and then some links to the extremely dodgy dating site fling.com
The final nail in the confin for poor Britney Spammett is the IP address used to post 188.8.131.52 is a well known spammer address, and may be the only reason with Akismet spotted it as being spam.
Research this, I found a similar comment spammer Mandy Corvo who has more blog comments. The website used this time is http://www.mandycorvo.com/ which again links to fling.com. This account also uses the following twitter account http://twitter.com/mandycorvo.
Sadly it looks like the war against spam just escalated again.