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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. “http://groups.google.us/group/dyt-cheaptickets". 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.