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Social media bots

A bot, also known as a zombie, automatically performs a task or set of tasks usually under the command and control of a remote administrator, or what is known as a bot master.

Social media bots have been used by spammers/scammers on social media sites as a method of pushing their spam/scam to numerous accounts. They do so by increasing the number of followers on their bot accounts, increasing likes/views, and also as a method to mass distribute malicious content.

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Malspam

Spam is the general term used to specify unsolicited emails.  Malware Spam or MalSpam is the term used to designate malware that is delivered via email messages.

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