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Instagram C&C for malware

2017-06-07 15:57:08.879678+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Right now there's a huge marketing economy in the "Instagram Lifestyle" genre. I know I've seen at least one friend commenting about running into some of the "Van Life" folks wrapping up their photo shoot at the campground and then heading into town to stay at the Hyatt. The whole Kardashian celebrity thing seems apparently driven by Instagram followers.

So what happens when advertisers and sponsors suddenly catch on that this Instagram economy is largely driven by malicious browser plug-ins and bot C&C networks?

Russian State Hackers Use Britney Spears Instagram Posts to Control Malware.

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#Comment Re: Instagram C&C for malware made: 2017-06-09 11:39:52.080057+00 by: DaveP

See also the video at https://mobile.twitter.com/Ale...ovalev/status/872905528028090368

Via @thegrugq

#Comment Re: Instagram C&C for malware made: 2017-06-12 20:56:27.310866+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, that's pretty awesome.

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