For the past three hours, a spammer has been attacking this site, attempting to post comment spam. Of course, none of the over 600 attempted comment spams have ever shown up. The attacks have come from a variety of different IP numbers (at least 8 different ones at a quick glance), so it appears that the perpetrator is using remotely controlled “zombie” machines.
The comments have been a breeze to delete from my system (just search on a common keyword, go to “mass edit mode”, check all, and delete!). Since I use Kitten’s Spam Words plugin, the spams contribute more fodder against future spams. And thanks to my Spammer TarPit plugin, I get the amusement of seeing some feedback when I block the next attempt.
Everybody repeat after me…. “Spammers are stupid.”