Spammers hit YouTube

Posted: October 10, 2007 in Tech

Spammers have found a way to use YouTube’s “Invite a friend” service to send out ad-laden emails. According to the security experts at Sophos, the spam bypasses traditional email filters because the messages originate from YouTube’s servers.

YouTube is also suffering from a rash of spam text in its “Comments & Responses” section under all of its videos. For months spammers have been using automated programs to create hundreds of accounts to place ads and URL links in video comments sections.

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