Spam in Questions for Ubuntu

Asked by Eliah Kagan on 2017-08-31

Within the last couple hours, a number of link spam posts have appeared at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu. The ones I've seen so far are posted by https://launchpad.net/~toolsforbusiness45 (which appears to be a deleted account, but the spam posts are still there) and https://launchpad.net/~toolsforbusinesss, though I expect more user accounts may be created to continue the spam.

The spam posts are ongoing--another has been posted even as I typed this. Here are links to the nine individual spam posts I've seen so far:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657167
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657168
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657169
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657170
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657172
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657174
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657176
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657181
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/657183

They all appear on https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu -- currently they are at the top of the questions list -- so I recommend looking there as well.

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2017-08-31
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2017-09-05
William Grant (wgrant) said : #1

Those are all gone.

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