What does it take to execute a successful spam operation peddling diet pills of questionable effectiveness? For one spammer, it took some 750,000 fake Twitter accounts.
It didn't take long for spammers to jump on the Apple Watch bandwagon - they set up a Twitter account named "Apple Giveaways", and began spamming out messages to random users, telling them they have been "chosen" and urging them to visit the site linked in the message.
With a simple tweet, Twitter has officially launched its own bug bounty program.
A series of enhanced follower scams have tricked thousands of Twitter users after a group abused the platformís authentication system, its Trends section and TweetDeck.
TrustInAds.org, a new organization founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter aimed at protecting people from malicious online advertisements, has issued a report that shines light on how online advertising platforms are combating tech support advertising scams that attempt to infiltrate a personís computer.
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