No, Twitter has not been hit by a massive spam botnet

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Earlier this week, programmer Paul Dietrich made a posting on the site Cryptome about what he called a “Massive Twitter Botnet,” which was then picked up by Hacker News as well as a few publications. Among other claims, he put together a list of some 35,000 fake twitter handles, which he believes belong to a single botnet that is retweeting spam messages on the social network. Yet a closer look shows that this is by no means anything unique. Social networks the size of Facebook and Twitter often delete many more accounts in the space of just a few hours….

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