At the beginning of this month I received an email telling me about someone new who had started following me on Twitter.
Their name was @canadianshop, and it was immediately apparent that they were promoting a Canadian online pharmacy via their account. These kind of websites are frequently promoted in email spam.
Like every other time you receive a new follower on Twitter, the service reminds you that you can report them for spam:
If you believe canadianshop is engaging in abusive behavior on Twitter, you may report canadianshop for spam.
But for once I decided not to. After all, this account was clearly spammy and I was curious to see how long it would take before someone else reported them and their account was suspended.
That was 24 days ago. And despite the @canadianshop account making no attempt to hide who they are – even their background wallpaper uses familiar imagery used in hundreds…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.