Sexy girl and bad spelling? She’s a Twitter spammer

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you judge Ashlee purely on her Twitter profile picture you might imagine she’s an extra from the camp 1960s version of the “Batman” TV series. After all, she certainly appears to be standing on one of those sloping floors typically seen at the baddies’ hideouts.

But her short denim skirt, dirty blonde hair and tattooed navel give the game away that she’s from a less innocent time – the present day. Because Ashlee OConnell (also known as sexysmiles77294) is a Twitter spammer.

Ashlee (or at least the person pulling the strings behind her Twitter profile) has been set up as a honeytrap. Her profile follows random people on Twitter (over 890 in the last week alone) in the hope that, firstly, some will follow back, but also that some curious fellows will click on her links.

And if you do click on one of Ashlee’s links you are taken to an adult website. When I visited one of the links I was taking to a website offering to help me find adult sex partners in the UK, with the…

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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.