Evading Twitter's security algorithms, a mass-scale "botnet" advertising "adult dating" scam websites is back and is rapidly growing on the micro-blogging platform. According to a blog post by Andy Patel, a researcher with the global cyber security firm F-Secure, Twitter had curbed most of the accounts of the earlier botnet called "Pr0nbot" which was discovered in March. The earlier bot, however, is now back with a bang as "Pr0nbot2". "A month and a half ago, I uncovered a series of Twitter accounts advertising adult dating (read: scam) websites. I used a script to recursively query Twitter accounts for specific patterns, and found just over 22,000 Twitter bots using this process," Patel wrote in a blog post on Friday.
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