Post Grams Not Scams: Detecting Money Flipping Scams On Instagram Using Machine Learning

By ZeroFox


As more people become connected on social platforms, cyber criminals find themselves with more numerous and accessible potential targets than ever before. Over a 4 month period in 2015, the ZeroFOX Research Team built a machine learning classifier and identified thousands scams targeting major financial institutions and their customers across Instagram. The results of the study shine a light on a growing problem with serious impacts on financial institutions’ bottom lines.

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