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Elaborate spam operation on Twitter uses nearly 750,000 accounts

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by akany, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. akany

    akany Registered Member

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    Since the beginning of 2014, a single individual conducted a vast spam operation on Twitter for over a year by using nearly 750,000 fake Twitter accounts. These accounts were part of an elaborate scheme to peddle a type of diet pill known as Green Coffee Bean Extract. Through the use of affiliate programs, the spam operator would earn a commission for each successful referral.

    Full story: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blo...operation-twitter-uses-nearly-750000-accounts
     
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  2. AvantGarde

    AvantGarde Newbie

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    And how many people figured out each account was fake
     
  3. tony_d

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    At least the guy has some persistence... now, to apply it to something with longevity...
     
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    Shit this dude made bank for sure.

    Great master plan, he deserves every bit of what he earned.
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Just the costs to run this operation must have been at least 4 figures a year.