Google had to temporarily turn off its AIM/Gchat bridge in early March after a similar surge in spam, and that was before before the AIM division lost a majority of its employees. It was also about a two weeks before countless people had their accounts reset out of nowhere.
Now, a flood. AIM isn’t exactly dead yet, but it sure feels like it’s falling apart.
Really, so-called cutealexandra16? Isn't AIM spam a little 1999?— Phillip McCarthy (@mcflipper) March 28, 2012
wait, is aim spam a thing again?— Chris M. Carroll (@grumpyhawk) March 28, 2012
@jwherrman Yeah, I've been blocking AIM spam the past 2 weeks.— Angela Diegel (@Angelaelle) March 28, 2012
AIM spam robot started having an automated conversation with me with the purpose of wanting me to look at its nude pictures. stupid.— Kevin (@kevinti3n) March 28, 2012