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Spammers using Google Groups beta

Filed in: Spam.

I was sifting through the spam comments which my protective measures had stopped, and found to my surprise I was getting spammed with URLs. It looks like there's a security hole in Google Groups beta which allows users to upload files containing Javascript redirects. Observe the following URL:

When I tried to report this through the abuse form Google have set up, I got the following error:
The following errors need to be corrected:
• Sorry, we are unable to find the message you specified.

I've sent them a message through the contact form, but had no response, or apparently any action taken so far...

Posted January 6, 2007 9:53 AM

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