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YouTube Content Stealing Spambots on Reddit

Reddit is a good place to share content, but also a good place to attempt to make some money on clicks from unsuspecting or indifferent users. Lately I’ve been seeing a pattern regarding videos stolen from other YouTube channels, reuploaded and monetized with ads. These videos are then mass posted on Reddit by bots masquerading as real users.

tl;dr: Spambots are posting links to stolen videos on Reddit, copying comments from others to masquerade as legitimate users.

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Facebook Auto-Sharing Spam Pages

Whatever you think of Internet scammers, they sure are inventive. They keep figuring out new ways to scam people for clicks, money, or whatever it is they want. Today I noticed a new type of auto-sharing spam page that was unwittingly shared by a Facebook friend of mine. It takes form as a regular looking clickbait page that lures you in with its title, but when you go to the page, it fools the user into sharing it on their own page.

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