Too many dormant bot-like accounts

ashwinmk

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Im getting too many sign-ups from inactive bot accounts with shared IPs.

They are not posting anything to show spammy behavior.

Any idea what the intent here is?
 

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Anatoliy

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Did you check URL field in their profiles? A bot doesn't need to post spammy links if it can place them on profile pages.
 

djbaxter

Well-known member
Sometimes they are probes to ascertain how easy it is to bot-register at your forum in preparation for something more insidious.

Sometimes they are just poorly written kiddie scripts.
 

Rhody

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I call them "Sleeper cell spammers". They make accounts and then idle for a long time, seemingly for some future purpose.

Most of the regular SEO spammers are easy to spot, and will add a tagline, profile picture, and web address for some website that they are trying to promote. Often they will reply to very old posts, with a nonsense reply.
 
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