Last week, Twitter’s security team purged nearly 90,000 fake accounts after outside researchers discovered a massive botnet peddling links to fake “dating” and “romance” services. The accounts had already generated more than 8.5 million posts aimed at driving users to a variety of subscription-based scam websites with…
The latest crop of spambots on Instagram are employing a trick even slimier than just buying fake followers: They're stealing profiles. As The Verge reported today, some Instagram users are getting followed by their bot doppelgängers, profiles made up entirely from their ripped-off images.
The last person to follow me on twitter was @GEM PAWNBROKERS—New York's largest Pawnbroker Over 20 locations NYC area—which says a lot about how little I matter. But I'm also chased by spam accounts. Wired's Ryan Singel investigates.
Good morning, TiVo owners! I have some bad news, but you've no doubt heard about it by now, thanks to the email message partially pasted above. To everyone else: Tivo's email database has been compromised!