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?



Super User II



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! 😉


"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.