Ukrainian Police Shutter Propaganda-Spreading Bot Farm


Ukrainian law enforcement dismantled yet another bot farm spreading Russian propaganda over social media.

The Ukrainian Cyber Police raided 21 locations across the country and seized computer equipment, mobile phones and more than 250 GSM gateways, including 150,000 SIM cards of different mobile operators used in the illicit activities to create fake social media profiles.

“The cyber police established that the attackers used special equipment and software to register thousands of bot accounts in various social networks and subsequently launch advertisements that violated the norms and legislation of Ukraine,” according to a statement by the Ukrainian law enforcement agency.