[CentOS-devel] URGENT: Website and fora at risk due to automated spammer account creation

Thu Sep 15 21:24:00 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:28:54 AM Phil Schaffner wrote:
> The motivation of the bad guys is not clear to me.  Perhaps they are 
> just expecting to generate hits on their URLs by search engines, or just 
> want to be disruptive.

SEO spam.  The ardour.org site gets hit a lot by it.

But, then again, perhaps the same folks who zorched kernel.org and the Linux Foundation sites are up to no good.