March 9, 2014
Social media provides a great way to connect with people, but it also has opened a new gateway for spammers.
A new study shows that spam has increased 355 percent in the first half of 2013.
Nexgate's State of Social Media Spam report look at 60 million pieces of content from Facebook, Twitter, Google +, YouTube and LinkedIn.
The study found that for every seven new social media accounts, five new spammers are detected.
If you think some of your friends post too much, fake social media profiles post more and quicker than real profiles.
The study also found that more spammers are on Facebook and YouTube than any other social network.
Click here to check out the full report