Since the beginning of 2014, a single individual conducted a vast spam operation on Twitter for over a year by using nearly 750,000 fake Twitter accounts. These accounts were part of an elaborate scheme to peddle a type of diet pill known as Green Coffee Bean Extract. Through the use of affiliate programs, the spam operator would earn a commission for each successful referral.
Symantec unveils the details behind this scam, after working together with industry partners to disrupt the scammers. Read more about this scam, how it works and what to watch out for in our paper.