I upgraded to WordPress 2.7 less than a week ago. I then left town for a few days to visit my parents (both technophobes) and came back last night.  Before, with versions prior to 2.7, I would have about 3 or 4 spam comments per day, caught by Askimet, so over the same period as I was away I should have had 15 or so, maybe even as much as 20. No I had 144. Less than a day later and I have another 30 I need to clear out.  Why so much spam since upgrading? Is there something that the spammers have hooked into that makes comment spam really easy?

Still no where near as bad as October 2007 – 1,521 spam comments in a month.