Cry for help, or weird spam?
November 16, 2011 11:19 AM Subscribe
What is the story behind the text "My brother raped me last night" that has been posted to hundreds of apparently random online forums recently?
posted by msalt to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
If you search Google for that string, you'll see that it has been posted to a huge number of forums (over 300) in the last 2 days, perhaps by code. It appears on websites in Arabic and other completely different scripts. (It turned up on my palindrome website, which is how I noticed it.) I get a lot of spammers posting ads as fake forum posts, but this has no apparent email or URL link. Of course, I'm concerned that it might be an obsessive anguished cry for help. Or is it some test for a future spam attack?