Most of my WordPress blogs are getting a ton of bizarre spam comments today. They comments all consist of something like “435hjh034iuhn34″, with no URL and a presumably fake name and e-mail, like this:
Each of my blogs has probably let about six of these get through today, when normally I have to manually remove maybe one comment (often none). Askimet is up-to-date on all of them, so I don’t know what’s up.
Anyone else seeing this? Any idea what the spammers have to gain from this crap?
Update: Here’s the solution, at least for now.
In your admin panel, go to “Settings” –> “Discussion” and scroll down to the “Comment Blacklist” box. Enter the following:
That’s it! That’ll stop all of the IPs that doing this round of attacks, though more may be coming soon if this proves to be a useful thing for them…