/// Instagram Suffers Weird, Fruit-Based Flood of Spam

June 29, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Strange things are afoot on Instagram. The service seems to be suffering from a spam attack, spreading in the form of — get this — pictures of fruit. Users are reporting the same types of fruit photos auto-posted and appearing in their friends’ Instagram feeds, with a similar caption under each one: “Ever seen this stuff? I guess it’s super healthy. I’m giving it a try. I saw it on Dr. Oz’s show. Link is in my bio. #lovemyfollowers #health.” At this point, it’s unclear how widespread the attack is, or just exactly how the problem is spreading. Instagram and Facebook have not yet responded to a request for comment. Update 12:59 pm PT : An Instagram spokeswoman responded to our request for comment with the following: “Earlier today a small portion of our users experienced a spam incident where unwanted photos were posted from their accounts

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