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Whooooa, Twitter Spam Hitting a High For Me Today

     
5:41 pm on Oct 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I noticed, on a particular search term, that the spammers are working hard. Either foks accounts have been compromised, or the account sign-ups are getting out of hand.
9:07 am on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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account sign-ups are getting out of hand.


It is easy to hack/edit OAuth.
9:08 am on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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As an aside, I created a new twitter account, published the same message 30 times in 5 minutes (message contained 2 links to nacional newspaper sites), it got pinked straight away.

They are getting better at spotting spam accounts.
3:02 pm on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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There was a huge surge yesterday, however, today, twitter seems to have blocked it. There were hundreds of accounts spamming thousands of messages. It was a mess.
 

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