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What's the point of spam user registration? (2 posts)

  1. Xue Faith
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Guys!

    SPAM USERS
    I've been seeing a lot of spam user registrations lately. I've just installed the stop spammer plugin, so perhaps that will end them:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/

    But my question is, why?
    A "Subscriber" can't alter the blog, and no subscription is required to comment, so why the spam registrations? Is it just a thing that spambots do?

    SPAM COMMENTS
    Also, I'm trying No Akismet since we're running Disqus which also has some level of spam protection. I do NOT seem to be getting spam comments, so that is working, but I am getting a fair number of:
    1. Spam User Registrations
    2. Spam Trackbacks
    3. Repeated Bot Login Attempts, usually for the account "Admin"

    I didn't used to see any of these before even though our traffic levels are the same. Was Akismet addressing any of these other issues? Or is this timing more likely a coincidence?

    Site:
    http://irez.me/

    Thanks for any info you can share! :)

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it just a thing that spambots do?

    Yes, there is no "reason."

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