In ancient Greece, sirens were mythological creatures whose singing lured sailors to their doom, as Odysseus’ mates discovered.
Fast-forward to 2017, and “SIREN” is nothing less than a ginormous, 90,000-account strong porn botnet that spammed social media users for months with 8,500,000 tweets.
Security researchers at ZeroFOX, who tracked the malicious, since-deleted accounts since February, called the botnet “one of the largest malicious campaigns ever recorded on a social network.”
Just like their half-bird, half-women counterparts, the bots seduced online sailors with links advertising pornographic content. And they were incredibly successful in doing so. Read more…