The Spam Farms of the Social Web

29th Nov 2006

Very enlightening post about how cyber conmen are taking advantage of social websites like Digg for financial gain. The author Niall Kennedy says:

In this post I will break down the operations of one spam network utilizing social media technologies such as WordPress, Digg, del.icio.us, and more to climb the search results and generate revenue through ads and affiliate programs

And here's a related story about some Russian hackers 'Pumping-and-dumping'.

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