Spammers Exploit IMDb to Promote Fishy Movie Piracy Sites
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is littered with scammy advertisements for pirate streaming sites. Whether it’s the latest Avatar movie or an episode of “Loki”, you can easily ‘find’ it on the site. IMDb appears to be the ideal target for this type of spam, as these pages are more likely to rank well in search results.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is one of the oldest online repositories to cement its place in Internet history.
The service actually predates the world wide web and was initially launched as the Usenet group “rec.arts.movies”. Three years later, it moved to the web in the form of the now widely known IMDb.com.
Ever since, the site has served multiple generations of video fanatics. Today, it is owned by Amazon and despite the many alternatives that currently exist, millions of people continue to use it regularly.
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