Duo Security research into Twitter bots unveils large-scale crypto scam


In a new report titled “Don’t @ Me” (pdf), Duo Principal R&D Engineer Jordan Wright and Duo Data Scientist Olabode Anise have published the results of a research project aimed at identifying Twitter bots at a large scale.

In the course of their research, they conducted a case study of a 15,000-account botnet spreading a cryptocurrency scam. Learn more in the report or our accompanying blog post.

Wright and Anise are open-sourcing the tools and techniques developed during the research. The full code will be released following their talk at Black Hat on August 8.