Good grief. Both this blog and the main one are being hit hard by comment spammers. Usually, Askimet catches on average one or two a day at most. Since the weekend just gone that has shot up to around 10 – 15 per day. That’s an astounding amount. I know that, fairly recently, several large botnet groups were shut down; looks like a bunch of new ones has sprung up to fill their place. The closed-down ones were mainly email spammers, but this level of comment spam is on a par with those.

Thankfully, WordPress has excellent Askimet protection, so none of them have made it through to the blogs yet.

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