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#1 Kevin Goebel

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

We have a contact form on a company web page that continually receives messages similar to the one below:

Name: ludzuyrqb
Email: ekehiv@ivbwnh.com
Newsletter Sign-Up: No
Message: 5WORgm <a href="http://pzrvzsaupcie.com/">pzrvzsaupcie</a>, http://uhxwifnhxaub.com/, [link=http://fdwnenbuzxta.com/]fdwnenbuzxta[/link], http://zceqtyagotwi.com/

The web server is not under the direct jurisdiction of our IT department so I don't have access to the message headers at this time. I just receive forwarded copies. The e-mail and message domains are always random-generated junk and any time I perform a whois check, not registered. There is no other content. The volume of these junk messages is low so I've ruled out harassment as a motive. I'm just curious if anyone happens to have an explanation why these spam messages keep showing up - what is the motive in sending them?

#2 Steven Cook

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:55 PM

Looks like forum registration attempts, actually - the "message" is using BBCode.

The URIs are junk, today. They may not have been junk yesterday, or might not be junk tomorrow. But typically, link spam in forum regs is for the purpose of gaming search page rank (via link farming). And holy cow what a load of buzzwords in one sentence :rolleyes: