We all know that a botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots. Botnets can be used to perform DDoS attacks, steal data, send spam and allows the attacker to access the device and its connection. The owner can control the botnet using C&C software.
Many Twitter users are bots, which are accounts controlled and sometimes created by computers. Twitter bots can send spam tweets, manipulate public opinion, be used for online fraud, and in our case, for promoting URL access to illegal sport content. The botnet contains a single type of bot, showing the same properties throughout the botnet. Bots are sold for money as fake followers.
Twitter botnet (chaotic and multidirectional)
In addition to the analysis of the botnets of the conversation, we have analyzed the IP addresses of the streaming websites distributed in the tweets.