Who is Hipolito M. Wiseman?
February 3, 2011 8:46 AM Subscribe
Who is Hipolito M. Wiseman, and why is he leaving all those spam comments?
posted by Horace Rumpole to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As I'm deleting spam comments off my blog*, I tend to notice a distinctive set of supposed names of commenters over and over: Hipolito M. Wiseman, Tyson F. Gautreaux, and Carroll B. Merriman. The names stick out for their odd distinctiveness, and they are repeated far more often than any others.
The first of these has nearly 3 million results on Google, and I feel like I've been seeing these particular names for a very long time, so I presume they are the hallmark of a particular spam-generating program. Does anyone happen to know which one? Am I remembering correctly that these names cropped up in email spam as well? Can any light be shed on the secret career of Hipolito and his pals?
*thankfully, Akismet does a very good job of segregating them, so that's not my question.