bogus subscribers

I keep getting new user notifications for bogus subscribers.  I have been deleting them.  Here's my most recent example below.  Many come from the .ru domain. I added a plugin WPBruiser which helped for a while, but in the last 2 days I've had about 10 new fake subscribers.  Is there anything I can do to stop bogus users?  I am assuming this is a stupid hacking technique.  Why do people fake subscribe?

 

emma.nicholls761986
emma.nicholls76@hotmail.com

Super User II

@GospelTangents

 

Yeah, spam is annoying... These are not "fake people" but bots.  There are other plugins that work very well to help with that.  Here are a couple I've used successfully:

 

WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam – All-in-One Spam Protection

 

Not just for spam alone but for all around security this is my favorite:

 

All In One WP Security & Firewall

 

HTH! 😉

 

Judith
"Be a voice. Not an echo." ~ Anon

I appreciate the info.  I got 3 more today, and just deleted 15 accounts in the past 2 days.  I disabled WP Bruiser and will see try Spamshield first.