Social Media App Prevents 300 Million Spam Attacks in Under a Month

Case Study Overview

A top 10 social networking app known for instant messaging had a major problem – attackers using automated tools to send Spam at scale. The abuse was primarily driven through direct messages that targeted users in an attempt to steal account information, phish credit card details, and promote questionable links. As automation scaled out of control on the platform, monthly reports from users concerning Spam consistently exceeded 300 million.