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Google Groups being spammed

Monday, May 19, 2008, 06:17 — 1 comment Edit

I’m getting lots of comment spam attempts for some Google Groups pages, e.g. “". The mentioned groups actually exist, and the spam content is being hosted by Google.

There is no “report abuse” link, so I have no idea how to tell the Google guys about this.

Also, I wonder how the spammers make it past the CAPTCHA?

Perhaps using a mechanical turk or some similar approach. CAPCHAs do not fend off spammers, they fend off users.