Weird Comment Spam
Thankfully the spam filters worked, but still filled up the “spam comment” area for further perusal.
Maybe it’s a plugin? Whatever.
Dodgy Domains and IP Addresses
If you see a domain like this in your WordPress inbox;
Then it’s spam!! (pretty obviously). Below is a sample from the comments moderation area:
A variety of email addresses are also there, mostly gmail ones. Are they real? A. I don’t know or care actually, and I certainly haven’t the time to check up on them!
Anyway. Watch out! The ongoing battle between good and bad coders continues – WordPress comment spam is only part of it.
Another portion of my spam list contained a backlink URL to:
The URL “https://www.parapanta.net/paragliding/” actually works and if you go to the domain root you’ll find that it’s a hidden Romanian WHOIS.
The whole thing is weird, and I suspect, part of a wider form of bad-web manipulation. Whether the domain owner or hosts know anything about it, I don’t know.
Perhaps the backlink I’ve provided will in time force them to check its source? Watch this space.