June 2016: Spammers Are Becoming "Smarter" on Twitter

posted Jun 23, 2016, 9:32 AM by Symeon Papadopoulos

Chao Chen, Jun Zhang, Yang Xiang, Wanlei Zhou, Jonathan Oliver, "Spammers Are Becoming "Smarter" on Twitter", IT Professional, vol.18, no. 2, pp. 66-70, Mar.-Apr. 2016, doi:10.1109/MITP.2016.36

While researchers develop various approaches to detect Twitter spam, spammers thwart their efforts with more complex spamming strategies. The authors' in-depth analysis of more than 570 million tweets revealed three new spamming strategies: coordinated posting behavior, finite-state machine-based spam template, and passive spam.