Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Twitter and Facebook spammers exploit MH17 crash

Scammers are using the MH17 disaster in east Ukraine to spread objectionable links, online security experts have warned.
A link to a pornographic website disguised as a video of the Malaysia Airlines crash was posted on a Facebook page dedicated to one victim.
Many tweets have been posted that appeared to report the disaster, but actually included spam links. One expert said the firms should take more responsibility for removing them. The chief intelligence officer of anti-spam body Spamhaus, Richard Cox, said that it was common for spammers to exploit anything being discussed by a lot of people online.

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