iTunes Ping: Plagued by spammers and thieves

New musically motivated social network Ping is infested with spammers and cyber thieves. The iTunes 10 add on and its 160 million approximate users have fallen prey to criminal’s fake competitions and surveys in an attempt to rob them of their credit card details and personal information.

According to Data Storage Today, there has been a 70% increase in the number of users reporting spam and malware being spread via social networks. This is growing rapidly, as it works on gullible people who are inexperienced on computers or are not protected with Anti-viral software such as Norton or AVG. Quite frankly this opportunity for a scammer is too good to be true and they have certainly taken advantage of their chance. One of the latest scams is the promise of a free iPhone upon completion of a bogus online survey which will ask for you credit card and account details.

Plenty of people have vented their anger on this subject over Twitter, as Apple looks to find a solution to this increasing problem. It seems a little disappointing that the company has not implemented any antispam technology, to help some of these poor innocent guys out. Lets just hope for everyone’s sake that this is fixed very soon. If you have an interest in iTunes Ping then you may like to see one of our other articles which can be found by using the link.

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  • NotTellinYou

    It's been fixed…actually a few days ago.