Talk about “hand in the cookie jar”! Google, the company that warns against gaming the system has been caught doing just that. In this case after launch of Google+ Events last wednesday the new social invite feature was used yo spam millions of users of folks with large followings. Upset users have begun to revolt bringing a quick response from Google includong a promise to quickly fix the problem.
This is yet another example of the effect of inadequate testing or a compamies inability to anticipate how social engineers will play a new vulnerable system. Often when the horses are out of the stable it is too late to reel them back in.