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Spammers Cashing In On Twitter, Iran, New Iphone

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Spammers cashing in on Twitter, Iran, new iPhone

IDG News Service - Spammers are never far from a hot story, it seems, and in the past day they've been flooding Twitter with phoney messages about Iran and the latest iPhone 3.0 operating system.

In one campaign, the spammers apparently took their lead from a Mobile Crunch article about 20 things to check out in iPhone 3.0. They've set up fake Twitter accounts and posted Twitter messages that link to a Web site promoting male enhancement products. The Twitter messages say things like "iPhone OS 3.0 Just Launched. Here are 20 Things To Do With It," and are also being posted by some legitimate (and presumably hacked) Twitter accounts as well.

"The spammers lifted the Crunch title and rode its coattails," said FaceTime researcher Chris Boyd, who blogged about the issue on Thursday.

story at computerworld - http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...p;intsrc=kc_top

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