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Twitter URL shortening service abused by spammers

2014/08/06

Softpedia - (International) Cloudmark researchers reported that the t.co URL shortening service used by Twitter was used in 54 percent of shortened links blacklisted by the company for use in spam campaigns, and that one entity appeared to be behind two observed campaigns abusing the service, among other findings.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-URL-Shortening-Service-Abused-by-Spammers-453832.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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