I had a look at badges today, and in the list of recent badges I saw a display name that struck me as odd and spammy, that just got rewarded the Autobiographer badge.
I then took a look at users that recently got awarded this badge (check the above link), and noticed a lot of spammy accounts. These are 1 rep users, that just uploaded a (company)logo as their profile picture, and filled their about me with advertisement. Often accompanied by a link to some company in their website field.
These profiles where in multiple languages, and for companies from multiple locations. It almost looks an organised effort.
I manually flagged the first few users by raising a modflag on one of my own posts, by lack of content from the spammy users.
Taking into account the tremendous amount of flags that are recently being cast due to all the heated discussions here on MSE, I think it could take a while before my flags are handled, and I respect that. But are there any other, more automated processes, that deal with this type of users?