2011-06-26

A Egregious Case of Twitter Spam

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A Egregious Case of Twitter Spam

Xah Lee, 2011-06-26

Spammers are everywhere, and this week there's egregious one on twitter. It grabs part of my blog article and put it on its own ad-ridden website, with no link back, and has 10 different twitter accounts all tweeting it. Here's a screenshot:

twitter spam 2011-06-26

Screenshot of a Twitter spammer.

Also, it seems to change some of its account pictures every day. Usually some innocent-looking chick.

The short url they used is 〔http://bit.ly/inLQeY〕. It redirect to this 〔http://freewebhostingreviews.info/my-web-server/xah-lee-at-blogger-rsync-windows-to-unix-file_25601374X35t_Jun2011.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter〕.

twitter spam 2011-06-26 site

Twitter spammer site screenshot.

The twitter accounts are: MaragareHarp, RosalieHoffmann, JimmyHymel, StaceeHailey, DarrinKollman, GlennPeacock, IsmaelSchanz, TrumanHare, YeeSowder, Tilliecquha.

My original article is this: rsync Windows to unix File Permissions.

2011-06-27

This spammer now twits spam of this article with 3 new accounts.

• Joeannfsfii 5:01am via twitterfeed
Xah Lee At Blogger: A Egregious Case of Twitter Spam: It redirect to this 〔http://freewebhostingreviews.info/m... http://bit.ly/kwKLn5
• Lavonnebfhkz 5:01am via twitterfeed
Xah Lee At Blogger: A Egregious Case of Twitter Spam: It redirect to this 〔http://freewebhostingreviews.info/m... http://bit.ly/k1rfLt
• Talithatxbrn 2:58am via twitterfeed
Xah Lee At Blogger: A Egregious Case of Twitter Spam http://bit.ly/k1rfLt

Amazing.