I have received numerous e-mails in the last week informing me of a “new follower” to this blog. They all come from the same domain (outlook.com), arrive frequently, and bear names that made me suspicious – e.g. gabalanzvnaliciaqz – and deterred me from clicking on the link of the “name” to see who my “new follower” was.
I do not know what lies behind these computer-generated false identities, but I know not to explore them, at a time when one foolish click can cause malware to download invisibly to your computer.
I have also noticed that the counter on my main blog page says I have a suspiciously large number of followers. Check out “wordpress.com/people/e-mail followers” to see if any suspicious names appear; you can delete them from there. But I suggest you DO NOT click on these “names” to see who is now following your blog!
This may all be nothing, but could also be something bad. I don’t want to spoil your day, but take a look at your “e-mail followers” list!
Good wishes to all my real WP friends!