Massive 90,000-strong sex botnet spammed your Twitter for months

Massive 90,000-strong sex botnet spammed your Twitter for months

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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…

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