Researchers Identify 15,000-Strong Botnet Scamming Crypto Twitter

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Cybersecurity firm Duo Security has released an analysis of the botnets of Twitter.During a lengthy paper on the topic, the team behind the research identified over 15,000 bots devoted to scamming users out of cryptocurrency.Duo Security Provide the Tools to Fight Back Against BotnetsResearchers at Duo Security have identified a massive botnet attempting to scam Twitter users out of their cryptocurrency investments.The premise is simple. Impersonate a high-profile member of the community on Twitter. Wait until the real person posts something. Follow it up with a spam post advertising some kind of crypto giveaway. All of this happens automatically, with no need for human input.Alarm bells should immediately ring since the spam accounts request a payment be made to them to receive more back in return.If you follow what’s colloquially known as “Crypto Twitter”, the research by Duo Security will hardly be a revelation to you.It has become common