On the heels of its most highly acclaimed episode, Breaking Bad fans tweeting about the popular AMC show may find themselves targeted by a new Twitter spam tactic.
Traditionally, spammers and scammers abused the reply functionality built into the service but over the years, spammers have searched for different ways to gain visibility amongst Twitter users. The most recent tactic being utilized is called list spam.
A Twitter list consists of a curated group of Twitter users. Users can create their own lists or subscribe to existing lists already created by others. Spammers are using this feature to get the attention of Twitter users.
Various lures have been used in Twitter list spam recently, from offering celebrity phone numbers to free gift cards, devices, and video games.