Smart Bots Create Phishing Messages to Slide into Your Mentions

Researchers have used machine learning algorithms to perfect the art of phishing, do not @ me. To a smart attacker, Twitter and other social networks are veritable cornucopias of personal information being broadcast for the world to see. Scammers are already employing them for so-called “open source information gathering,” but the researchers at this year’s Black Hat conference felt that they could do better. They created a machine-learning model that creates highly clickable spear phishing links for Twitter. Automated Attacks The talk was lead by ZeroFOX Senior Data Scientist Philip Tully and Data Scientist John Seymour. Their goal was to find a better and more efficient way to phish victims over social media. For those unaware, phishing is the art and science of sending phony messages to victims in order…


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