Stock Trading Spam Hits Flickr

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Here's an interesting spam gimmick - do a search for something in Google / Yahoo / whatever:

http://blog.spywareguide.com/upload/2007/12/flickr_stock_spam_search-thumb.jpg
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.....meanwhile, the bad guy has stuffed a bunch of keywords into a Flickr screenshot page, then inserted one of those wonderful stock trading spam messages into the screenshot area. When people arrive at his Flickr page, they see this:

http://blog.spywareguide.com/upload/2007/12/stock_spam_flickr70-thumb.jpg
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....awesome. In fact, this particular profile is stuffed to bursting point with keywords galore leading to yet more trading spam...

http://blog.spywareguide.com/upload/2007/12/stock_spam_flickr_two-thumb.jpg
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......and a pile of Viagra / cheap software garbage, too:

http://blog.spywareguide.com/upload/2007/12/final_flickr-thumb.jpg
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What site will the spammers ruin next?

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