Measuring, Modeling, and Mitigating Social Network Spam

Malicious accounts on social networks are not only used to send spam, but can be employed in other types of operations (e.g., reputation inflation). In this project we study what malicious social network accounts are used for, with the goal of developing better techniques to identify and block them.


What's in a Name? Understanding Profile Name Reuse on Twitter

Enrico Mariconti, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Syed Sharique Ahmad, Nicolas Nikiforou, Manuel Egele, Nick Nikiforakis, and Gianluca Stringhini.
WWW, 2017.

Follow the Green: Growth and Dynamics in Twitter Followers Markets

Gianluca Stringhini, Gang Wang, Manuel Egele, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna, Ben Y. Zhao, and Haitao Zheng.
IMC, 2013.