We all know spam can be really annoying, and this does not only apply to email messages. Although, with more than 90% of all email being spam, it sure is the biggest piece of cake.
Unfortunately, we have seen that spammers are adapting to all kinds of different platforms, as long as they offer a way of sending messages. Of course, social networks have not been left out by the spammers, since this adds millions of potential spam victims.
There are a lot of different ways that people can interact on social networks and therefore there are also a variety of spam attacks seen. One specific kind of spam that we see is event spam. This method has been around for a few years, but it is still actively used by spammers.
One example is Facebook, which allows its users to create and promote individual events. For this, they can create entries with text, images, and links and send invitations to all of their friends. Well, actually to even more people, because you can also...