Enormous Twitter “Star Wars” Botnet discovered.

In Security and Cyberattacks by Brainy Days Ahead

Cybersecurity experts at University College London have stumbled across a Twitter botnet consisting of more than 350,000 automated accounts, “a network of almost unimaginable proportions,” that has existed undetected since 2013. The discovery came from noticing that the tweets all contained random quotations from Star Wars novels with hashtags inserted at random.  Twitter bots can produce spam, provide fake followers for anybody willing to pay, and can manipulate debates and public opinion in insidious ways that are hard to track and prevent.