Has anyone ever come across the problem of spammed registration - over the past couple of days we have had over 50 new regsitrations that we believe are spam - basically the name is repeated three times : ie: Vigra Vigra Vigra or Thomas1THomas1Thomas1. There are no institutional details. Email addresses look random generated and inlcude most well known email providers inlcuding yahoo and gmail, but not institutional emails, there is no mailing address or biography and there is a link to random web addresses that again look randomly generated (i.e http://ewenfk.freephpwebhosting.net/map5
. h t m l) please do not click this link as it may lead to a virus - I have spaced some of the letters to ensure it will not work - it is only for information purposes. There is always a phrase in the registration along the lines of "this is a great website" or "super work".
I have manually deleted all of these accounts and will watch for more being added. I just wondered if anyone else had come across this and if there was any way which it could be stopped?