A feature on Facebook designed to suggest new friends to users is also pushing spam profiles, according to security researchers.
Researchers with F-Secure say the “People You May Know” section of Facebook appears to utilize search history in providing options for possible new connections.
“I frequently search for spam related keywords, and today, two spam accounts were recommended to me,” research Sean Sullivan writes.
By searching deeper, Sullivan was able to find a series of spam accounts created on the same date.
“All of the profile pictures are of attractive young woman (and one of Kim Kardashian),” he writes. “Several of the photos appear to be of Ukrainian models, based on a reverse image search.”