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Weight Loss Spam Campaign Seen on Pinterest

29
Mar
2014

The accounts of several Pinterest users have been abused in a spam campaign promoting shady weight loss products and giveaways. The social media companys representatives say theyre aware of the spam run and theyre taking steps to shut it down.

Startup expert Hermione Way was among the first to report that her account had been hacked and abused to post hundreds of images of women before and after a diet, and links promoting giveaways.

The spammy messages read something li…

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