Meet the Flock Botnet, the Markov Chain Twitter Botnet

The possibilities are endless

Meet the Flock Botnet, a twitter botnet with autonomous bots replying tweets with text generated based on probabilities in Markov chains.

The algorithm calculates the probabilities of Markov chains, analyzing a considerable amount of text.

When the botnet is up and running, the bots start streaming all the twitter new tweets containing the configured keywords.

Each bot takes a tweet, analyzes the containing words, and generates a reply using the Markov chains previously calculated, and posts the tweet as reply.

In the following examples, the bots (“andreimarkov”, “dodecahedron”, “projectNSA”) are replying some people.

The bots are: 

  • andreimarkov
  • dodecahedron
  • projectNSA

Download the code from Github