It’s back. The “hello – how are you” spam is once again flying across the Internet. I didn’t notice until a few new comments posted on the blog earlier today. Then a few made it past Gmail’s filters.
This didn’t make sense the first time. It doesn’t make sense now. There’s no payload and no way for the sender to know the spam’s final disposition.
The only thing that seems to be clear is it wasn’t a mistake the first time. It definitely stopped. It’s definitely restarted. That means someone has positive control.
This flight of spam started Friday. I got my most recent “hello – how are you” around an hour ago.