SPOT 1.0: Scoring Suspicious Profiles on Twitter
Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)
Everyday more than fifty million messages are generated by about two hundred million profiles on Twitter. Some users attempt to exploit the success of this micro logging platform and its relative freedom to perform malicious actions that can lead to identity or data theft. This work aims to propose a framework to assess suspicious behavior on Twitter. We present a tool developed for Scoring Suspicious Profiles On Twitter (SPOT 1.0) through a three-dimensional indicator that involves the degree of aggressiveness, the visibility and the level of danger.