Infographic: Spam Olympiad

Spammers and "slammers" took advantage of world-wide attention on the London 2012 Olympics to flood us with junk and fill the social media streams with abuse. Here's a snapshot of their activity.

This infographic, courtesy of Impermium, shows a snapshot of the avalanche of spam and social media abuse that rode the wave of interest in the London 2012 Olympics. It's kind of interesting to see the numbers just in the increase of spam, and to see what athletes, brands, and countries were most victimized by both spam floods and social media insults.

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By Selena Frye

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