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Social Media Spam Jumped 355% In First Half Of 2013 [REPORT]

Social Media Spam Jumped 355% In First Half Of 2013 [REPORT]

A new report has unveiled social media’s continuing problem with spam, with clear and worrying trends in the numbers of spammers and spam messages being posted to the top networks very much on the rise.

Indeed, the first half of 2013 saw an eye-opening 355 percent growth of social spam, with one in every seven comments made on social media sites now containing these unwanted solicitations.

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Trends In Spam And Scams On Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Spam has been a problem on Twitter since day one, with fake accounts being set up to get you to click on malicious links. Impermium, a social spam fighting company, took a look at the Summer 2011 trends in spam and scams on various social networks, and found that fraudsters are finding increasingly more sophisticated methods of fooling the average social networker.
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