Users of the social, image-sharing network Pinterest are complaining about widespread account takeovers that have spilled image spam onto adjoining social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
Though notice of the scam has picked up in the last day, there’s evidence that the spam runs have been going on for more than a week, with spammers posting images promoting work-at-home schemes.
The images were accompanied by messages such as “Omg this is so cool! Can’t wait for more!” and “Omg this is so exciting! Too excited for next ones!” The messages were accompanied by links back to the spam images on compromised Pinterest accounts.