The Russians are spamming

Well, actually we don’t know that they’re Russians, though they cited as a URL a post on happy-giraffe.ru, and they went back and forth among three two-line offerings, all apparently pitching movie rentals.

Actual text:

Новинки кино!
Смотрите фильмы онлайн

Лучшие фильмы!
Смотрите популярные фильмы

Лидеры проката!
Смотрите фильмы лидеры проката

Okay, I’m a little fuzzy on the last one, and by “I” I mean Google Translate.

Note: If this doesn’t look Russian to you, change your character encoding to Unicode.







3 comments »

  1. Tatyana »

    19 January 2014 · 4:35 pm

    I wonder how Russian bots found you. I’m used to tons of Russian spam – i figured they’re attracted to Cyrillic @my correspondence; at the moment there are 9 msges in spam folder offering “Sochi Olympic medals” and other things I don’t want.
    On the other hand, I have had Chinese and German spam, too…it’s an enigma

  2. CGHill »

    19 January 2014 · 4:38 pm

    More often, I get Brazilian or South African spam. The Brazilian I can explain — I had, and may still have, an account on Orkut, which, while owned by Google, is administered from Brazil. Not sure where the South African stuff came from.

  3. Tatyana »

    19 January 2014 · 4:45 pm

    I just checked again – there is a new one from address @yahoo.uk , thanking me for “sensible critique” I didn’t offer.
    go figure.

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