I just got a new registration on one of my phpBB sites. The username sounded fishy so I searched it in google. Up came tons of registrations, many from in the past few days, none with any posts. Weird thing is that there were no spam posts, no spam urls in the profile (excecpt one linking to the ICQ profile for this 'bot' but there didn't seem to be anything on that profile that would be profitable), no spam sticky mails, nothing. So what is this bot up to?
Is the plan to register to tons of boards, see which ones don't remove their username and then spam those to the max in a week?
Or is it to wait a while and then change the profile url (this way hopefully avoiding scrutiny)?
Or is someone just testing their bot?
In any case they were effective in taking all of the top spots in google for this weird word, maybe that was the goal?