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15 August 2015 @ 10:01 pm
Have the Russians invaded and I missed it?  
My journal appears okay but my friends list is almost entirely in Russian. Does anyone else have this problem? I can't read other journals to see if it's widespread or if it's just me.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
entropy_houseentropy_house on August 16th, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm guessing it's spam bots doing SEO (search engine optimization)- the more links you have, the higher up your results are in Google, etc. I don't know the details, just recall reading about it the last time someone spammed the heck out of LJ with the same nonsense post containing search words and a couple URLS.

If they post to an LJ community that no longer has an active mod to delete the spam, the garbage stays forever, so it probably is a scattershot approach to spam all the LJ communities in hopes that some will stick.
miwahni: B7 BlakeAvon Watching over youmiwahni on August 16th, 2015 10:05 am (UTC)
It's annoying, and puzzling as to what benefit they might gain. What is the point? It's not as if we can read the entries, and I don't think anyone is stupid enough to click on an embedded link.