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推特出台打击加密货币诈骗者新措施

推特(Twitter)已经开始采用打击加密货币欺诈的新方法。

举个例子。假如,你将用户显示名更改为埃隆·马斯克(Elon Musk),那么你就会被推特自动锁定了。推特的新方法就是锁定那些将显示名称更改为埃隆·马斯克或SpaceX和特斯拉CEO这样的未经证实的账户。用户账户应与电话号码相关联。Twitter会要求你通过一个验证码测试,并提供一个电话号码,以重新获得访问权限。

推特的一位发言人在发给《The Verge》的声明中表示:

我们正在就新的措施进行测试。这种新的方法会对那些使用与垃圾邮件活动相关的术语的账户进行检测。我们将根据垃圾邮件活动的变化不断改进这些探测。这将作为我们打击垃圾邮件和恶意活动的一部分。

该公司拒绝评论该措施是否对其他公众人物的Twitter账户也同样有效。

推特发言人还表示:

该方法可以确认用户账户的真实性,保留用户显示名,就像马斯克一样。该措施旨在对付推特上的无数机器人,它们模仿马斯克的推特资料,欺骗不知情的用户。

通常,这些网络骗局很容易被那些经常使用推特的人发现,但这些诈骗犯的目标不是他们,他们的目的是愚弄那些不谨慎的人。

通常情况下,这些带有“埃隆·马斯克”的显示名称和照片的账户通常会显示为对马斯克的一条真实推文的回复,使得这个骗局看起来更连贯而真实。诈骗形式往往就这么几招:给用户提供”难得的机会“,让他们可以一夜暴富的希望,用现金购买一些他们从来没有听说过的新的加密货币。有时候,这种骗局看起来像是特斯拉的赠品服务。

由于区块链技术的大肆宣传,去年比特币价格飙升等,我们会看到,那些认为自己有机会致富的粉丝们,可能会成为这样一个骗局的牺牲品。

本月早些时候,马斯克本人甚至在推特上表示加密货币欺诈者技能之复杂。

今年3月,推特表示,它正在为减少其平台上的加密货币诈骗数量作出努力。为此,它正在“实施一系列的措施,以防止这种类型的账户采取欺骗手段与他人进行接触。”这主要是为了回应以太坊创始人 Vitalik Buterin 直言不讳的批评,因为他也经常被骗子盯上。

然而,问题似乎愈演愈烈。诈骗信息经常出现在马斯克的回复中,一些新组织甚至开始在那些赠品和数字货币销售的真实事件中错误地嵌入诈骗信息。

推特表示,它仍在为这个问题寻找更多的解决方案,但似乎欺诈者正在创建的机器人账户比推特锁定这些账户的速度还要快。

于是,6月下旬,推特宣布收购了一家名为Smyte的网络安全初创公司,该公司将帮助推特“更快、更有效地应对垃圾邮件和安全方面的挑战”。

作为我们服务“公众对话”的承诺的一部分,我们将继续打击垃圾邮件和其他恶意行为。

在本周早些时候,推特在另一份声明中表示:

这是一个在不断变化中的挑战。因此,我们正在迅速改进应对措施,更加敏捷和有效地检测这些行为并执行我们的政策。

Twitter has implemented a new method for combating cryptocurrency scammers: it now automatically locks unverified accounts that change their display name to Elon Musk. If you have a non-verified account that is not associated with a phone number, changing your display name to that of the SpaceX and Tesla CEO will result in an immediate lock out. Twitter will then ask you to pass a CAPTCHA test, as well as provide a phone number, to regain access.

“As part of our continuing efforts to combat spam and malicious activity on our service, we’re testing new measures to challenge accounts that use terms commonly associated with spam campaigns. We are continually refining these detections based on changes in spammy activity,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement given to The Verge. The company declined to comment on whether the measure has been put in place for any other public figure’s Twitter account.

You can confirm the authenticity of your account and then keep your display name as Elon Musk. That’s because the measure is designed to combat the innumerable bots on Twitter that are imitating Musk’s (very active) Twitter profile to scam unknowing users in replies to his tweets.

Often, the scams are easy to spot to those fluent in online fraud, but they’re designed to fool the unwary. Usually, an account with a random-sounding handle but an “Elon Musk” display name and photo will typically show up as a reply to one of Musk’s real tweets, making the scam tweet look like a threaded reply. The tweets often take the same formulation: users are offered a rare chance to get in on the ground floor of a new type of blockchain technology, and all they have to do to get rich quick is fork over some cash in exchange for tokens of a new cryptocurrency they’ve never heard of. (Sometimes, the scams take the form of a Tesla giveaway.)

Given all the hype around blockchain technology and the astronomical rise in Bitcoin prices last year, it’s easy to see how Musk-loving fans who think they’re being gifted a chance at getting rich might fall prey to such a scam. Musk himself even called out the sophistication of the crypto scammers targeting his profile earlier this month.

Twitter said in March that it would try to reduce the number of crypto scams on its platform. At the time, Twitter said it was “implementing a number of signals to prevent these types of accounts from engaging with others in a deceptive manner.” That was mostly in response to vocal criticism from Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, who even today still has the phrase “Not giving away ETH” in his display name due to how frequently he too was being targeted by scammers.

But the problem seemed only to intensify. Scam tweets regularly began popping up underneath Musk’s replies, and news organizations even began embedding the scam tweets in stories that mistakenly referenced the giveaways and coin sales as authentic.

Twitter says it’s still working on additional solutions to the problem, but it seems as if scammers are creating bot accounts faster than the company can actively lock them out. In late June, Twitter announced it had acquired a cybersecurity startup called Smyte that would help it “address challenges in safety, spam and security more quickly and effectively.”

“As part of our commitment to serve the public conversation, we’re continuing to fight spam and other malicious behaviors on our service,” Twitter said in a separate statement given to The Verge earlier this week regarding the resilience of crypto scammers. “This is an evolving challenge. As such, we’re rapidly developing our response to be more agile and effective in detecting these behaviors and enforcing our policies — particularly as it relates to deceptive cryptocurrency accounts in violation of our spam rules.”


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