Exploitation of Twitter

25 10 2011

I found an article from InPharm that is very enlightening in regards to Twitter and counterfeit drugs. According to a report published by the department of computer science at the University of Alkron in Ohio, counterfeiters are using Twitter to peddle counterfeit drugs.

Most pharmaceutical spam still comes through email with 65% of it being related to counterfeits, but since there are 175 million twitter users tweeting around 95 million times a day, it makes Twitter more attractive to counterfeit spammers.

Twitter is creating an ideal environment for counterfeiters. It is so attractive because they can make profiles and follow as many as possible and they can start advertising their drugs easily by using the most popular hashtags and such.




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