Blueliv Intelligence Briefing

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Thursday,   August 27th,   2020

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Twitter pro-chinese propaganda botnet quote Bram Stoker’s Dracula

A research group said today it identified a Twitter botnet of around 3,000 bots that pushed pro-Chinese political spam, echoing official messaging released through state propaganda accounts. They were able to identify the botnet due to a quirk shared by the vast majority of bot accounts, most of which used quotes from Bram Stoker's Dracula book for the profile description and the first two tweets. The Dracula botnet, as they named this cluster of fake accounts, exhibited multiple similarities to past Twitter botnets that were part of Spamouflage Learn more >

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