Spammers promote adult webcam sites via Imeem

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The social media website Imeem allows its members to share videos, podcasts, photos and blog entries with each other, but it’s also being exploited by spammers to spread their unwanted messages too.

Here’s an email which arrived in the inbox of one of my email accounts:

The email has been sent via the Imeem site from someone calling themselves Larue Nolan, urging me to “get my ass over” to a website she thinks I would be interested in. (I was a little perplexed as I don’t own a donkey, but there you go..) Apparently it’s Larue’s favourite place to hang out on the internet.

However, from the email it’s hard to tell what website she’s recommending, as the link is hidden behind the tr.im url shortening service.

But if anyone else is curious, here’s what lying at the other end of that link:

It’s an adult website, specialising in offering some x-rated webcam action (according to…

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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.