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A Twitter spam campaign launched over Thursday night has seen many users of the micro-blogging site gaining new followers with racy profile images, inviting prospective marks to connect via MSN. The ruse follows the creation of hundreds of bogus profiles, each of which have latched onto numerous potential targets as followers …

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  1. jc 4
    FAIL

    Not news...

    I have seen a few of these 'racy' images previously.

    Incidentally, twitter seems to be off again right now (5pm BST)

  2. Timothy J. Schutte
    Linux

    Porn Spam Nothing New

    This is nothing new. Twitter recommends simply blocking the offending user.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Not New

    This has been a vector on several other "social" sites, including those involving class mates, year books, waste book, ya hoo, and more "dating" sites than you could shake a stick at.

    Sometimes I can't believe I am paid to look for these things and report them.

    Boss: "Well, you found porn yet?"

    Me: "No, not yet."

    Boss: "Well look harder, dammit!"

    I love my life. :)

  4. northern monkey

    aka..

    ..the myspace effect.

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