Spammers blow Raspberries at Instagram with Fruit Based Attack

Spammers blow Raspberries at Instagram with Fruit Based Attack - n3rdabl3

Instagram was hit by a particularly fruity spam attack on Saturday, they’ve been raisin’ hell, aint no word of a lychee. Ahem.

In an e-mail late yesterday, a representative of the company confirmed that the photo-sharing network had been hit by a spam attack with a particularly fruity twist, giving tech bloggers the opportunity to rub their hands together with glee and come up with fruit puns, like the gooseberries we are.

It would seem that the photo-sharing network became flooded with photos of fruit, which were accompanied by a link to the marketing page of a fruit-based diet regimen. Instagram released the following statement in the wake of the attacks:

“Earlier today a small portion of our users experienced a spam incident where unwanted photos were posted from their accounts. Our security and spam team quickly took actions to secure the accounts involved, and the posted photos are being deleted.”

N3rdabl3’s very own editor in chief Aaron Richardson was a victim of the attacks, and can only be described as having gone bananas – we’ve never seen a mango so crazy.

I’ll get my coat.

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