As the whole of Britain relaxes to watch Andy Murray take on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it seems that a hacker has managed to infiltrate Twitter, causing a wave of spam tweets featuring the words “unemployed single mom” and a random series of cash amounts you can earn working from home.
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Facebook has suffered a number of similar problems recently with the
‘dad walks in on daughter’
link being a similar example of spam wall posts. The danger for Twitter is that with an open and simple API, if spam merchants start flooding the site with their wares, will we need spam control for tweets in the same way it has become essential for email?