TikTok has been flooded by scammers promoting adult sites

TikTok has been inundated by a slew of scammers seeking to take advantage of its quickly growing userbase, which surpassed 1 billion downloads in February 2019. Security firm Tenable has discovered scammers are leveraging old tactics to get users to sign up for adult services, impersonate popular social media personalities, and artificially boost likes and follower counts. “Given TikTok’s meteoric rise in popularity, it comes as no surprise that scammers would take notice,” wrote Tenable researcher Satnam Narang in a blog post. “So far, these scams appear to be in their infancy.” To get users to sign up for such…

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