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Researchers Identify 15,000-Strong Botnet Scamming Crypto Twitter

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 Botnets Researchers at Duo Security have identified a massive botnet attempting to scam Twitter users ...

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Brave Browser Extends Crypto Tipping to Reddit and Twitter

The Brave team is still working on ways to make their new browser more appealing. Combining the potential of cryptocurrency with online browsing will create many new use cases which would otherwise remain inaccessible. In a new effort, Brave now incentivizes users to tweet and use Reddit. Another Step Forward for Brave The Brave browser can fill a very big ...

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Bitcoiners Losing Faith in Twitter Inspire an Exodus to Mastodon

It’s no secret that a growing number of Bitcoiners are unhappy with Twitter. A mix of perceived censorship through shadow banning and lack of serious action being taken by the platform to remove the notorious ether giveaway bots have aggravated calls for a decentralized alternative to the existing social media goliath. Although members of the community had been vocal about ...

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Researchers Reveal Network of 15K Crypto-Related Scam Bots on Twitter

New research published today, Aug. 6, has shed light on the infamous phenomenon of cryptocurrency-related Twitter accounts advertising fake “giveaways,” revealing a network of at least 15,000 scam bots. The analysis of Twitter bots, which continue to aggravate and even fool unsuspecting users, came from cybersecurity company Duo Security. The project involved a huge tranche of 88 million Twitter accounts, ...

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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, currently serving a double life sentence, has recently created a twitter account under the handle @RealRossU. Hi, this is Ross! I’m hoping to find my voice here after all these years of silence. It has been a strange journey, but I’m so grateful for all those who’ve shown love and support and held me up ...

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Crypto Market Leaders Call For Twitter to Ban ‘Scam Bots’

Crypto scam bots have become a common sight in the Twitter landscape, with many premier cryptocurrency personalities seeing an influx of fraudulent accounts commenting on their posts. This has become such a large problem that well-known cryptocurrency figures, like Binance’s CEO and Charlie Shrem, have signed an “open letter” calling for these scams to end. What Are These So-Called ‘Twitter Scambots’? ...

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Litecoin Foundation Acquires Stake in German Bank, but Did It All Begin on Twitter?

The Litecoin Foundation has acquired a 9.9% stake in WEG Bank from TokenPay in a deal that will see the two companies partner to develop cutting-edge fintech products. The stake had been purchased previously by TokenPay, but the Swiss startup handed it to the Litecoin Foundation in exchange for its expertise in the development of blockchain solutions. The two companies ...

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Elon Musk Is Impressed by Ethereum Scam Bots on Twitter

Billionaire entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk has recently called attention to scam bots that impersonate famous people on Twitter to steal Ethereum (ETH) and other cryptocurrencies from their victims. Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin subsequently reacted to Musk’s tweet, suggesting on July 9 that CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey should take measures to ameliorate the situation. In his tweet, the world-famous ...

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