Feigning normality since 1973
My co-worker just bought a car...
Filed in: Spam.
What the hey?
I got a comment today with the text "I can't believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $68517. Isn't that crazy!" from "Betsy Markum". Since it didn't have anything to do with the post in question, looked automated, I googled it, and it looks like Betsy has been posting the news on quite a few blogs, with different dollar amounts every time.
Looking at the logs didn't reveal anything notable: their tool doesn't have a user agent set, and the IP address resolves to a dyndns.org address. The only other hit from the same IP was on the 3rd, when it fetched the entry page (again with no user agent). Visiting the dyndns.org address gives a 818KB text file of what appear to be logs from router connections (infected networks?).
The comment didn't have any links with it, other than a yahoo email address. I don't get it. Walks like a spam, talks like a spam, but what's the payoff? Or is it just for car-ma? (d'oh!)
Posted November 15, 2005 6:18 PM
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