We’re seeing a rather suspicious social spam run on both Facebook and Twitter today.
And apparently, it’s been spreading for 5 days.
The social spam uses a bit.ly short link with various numerical parameters. And in an interesting move, the spam posts two links. (Perhaps this helps evade anti-spam filters?)
Depending on geo-IP and the link clicked, users are directed to chatpreview.me where they are offered “ChatSend”, a browser toolbar plugin.
Windows and Mac: both are welcome.
Nearly one million people have clicked on the spam link. There’s no telling how many folks installed the download. As you can see from the bit.ly statistics, a large percentage of clicks are from India and the Philippines.
We reported the suspicious link to bitly.com and they are looking into the issue.
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