Real babes spam on Twitter

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Coming back to my computer after a long holiday weekend, I find I have a fair few new followers on Twitter. Thanks to everyone who is following me on the increasingly popular micro-blogging site.

Well, let me rephrase that. Thanks to almost everyone.

Over the last week or so I, and other many other users of Twitter, have found ourselves followed by profiles purely set up to advertise a website called RealBabesOnline.com, which appears to be affiliated with an adult dating site called AmateurMatch.net.

The typical way in which the spammers are trying to lure people to the websites is by creating a profile containing a woman’s name, which claims that NSFW (“Not Safe For Work”) photos of herself, or a sexy blog post, can be found at the following web link. Clicking on the link, however, takes you via the TinyURL service to a website which declares itself to be “Single and Willing”…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.