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SpywareHammer Security Forums => Social Media Privacy and Security => Topic started by: Bugbatter on September 01, 2017, 08:32:10 AM

Title: Twitter struggles to deal with the sock-puppet and bot armies
Post by: Bugbatter on September 01, 2017, 08:32:10 AM
Twitter botnets used for political propaganda might have hit on an ingenious new way to cause mischief – bombard accounts they dislike with fake followers and retweets in an attempt to get them suspended by the site’s anti-abuse systems.

Normally, such botnets – made up of thousands of automated “sock puppet” accounts controlled from a single point – are used to spam fake news stories or bombard target Twitter accounts with large numbers of hostile tweets.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/09/01/twitter-struggles-to-deal-with-the-sock-puppet-and-bot-armies/