BLOGS: Twitter Spam Impersonating bit.ly
StopMalvertising has an interesting dissection of some Twitter spam that tries to beat discovery by impersonating a bit.ly URL.
But the thing that really caught my eye was the impersonation of bit.ly. People are so used to see shortened URL’s and bitly everywhere so that the chance of the link being seen as a trusted source, and thus clicked, is highly increased.
There is no bitly involved here, only short URL’s created by bitly.thruhere.net and they redirect to articles on various websites…
Twitter Spam Impersonating bit.ly