I blogged last week about how spammers on Pinterest used a URL on BBC’s site intended for external redirects. By adding the web address of the spam site to the BBC redirect link, it looked like an image on Pinterest had been pinned from BBC.co.uk, when in reality the link took you to the spammer’s site.
After I blogged about it, the BBC have now closed that opportunity for spammers. The link can no longer be misused.
The issue with spammers that use URL shorteners on Pinterest still remain though.