This is a great achievment for the fediverse: it is now used by malware (in this case, to find the C&C, or C2, the Command and Control center where the malware will take instructions).

Do note the stupid remark (a typical one from some security fans) saying that the fediverse is not censored enough.

(The account mentioned in the article is already suspended.)

Malware already used DNS, IRC, XMPP, Web pages, Ethereum, Twitter, pads, to communicate with their C&C. Sooner or later, they had to try the fediverse. *Every* communication tool can be used this way. Sentences like "Mastodon a relatively under-moderated space" are really dumb. Do they expect a censor to check daily *all* the profiles, and notice that "scan:" is an order to the malware?


I still wait to see malware using to communicate with the C&C :-)

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@bortzmeyer we should bet about which one get abused first between gemini and gopher.

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