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Securiosity: A month's worth of news, packed into a week

by CyberScoop Staff • 2 weeks ago

Among the things discussed this week: NSA tools being repurposed, the DOJ indicting or extraditing a ton of hackers, cryptocurrency being stolen, kinetic attacks, election security drama, dark web marketplaces, and multiple rounds of funding. Yeah, it was a busy week.

How scammers made ad fraud a billion-dollar criminal industry

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Online ad fraud has become so profitable that malware creators and botnet masters are developing new programs and theft techniques in order to keep making a profit.

No longer clicking: Online ad fraud has fallen in the past year

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

Emerging techniques involve over-the-top video distribution to taking advantage of mobile video.

Alleged Methbot scammer Zhukov asks judge for new attorney in ad fraud case

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

In a letter, Alexander Zhukov said he felt "helpless and alone" against the U.S. government's case.

Third suspect in Methbot, 3ve case to plead not guilty after extradition from Malaysia

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Sergey Ovsyannikov's court appearance will mark the third time an accused 3ve/Methbot group member will be extradited and enter a not guilty plea.

Accused 'Methbot' ringleader pleads not guilty after extradition to U.S.

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Aleksandr Zhukov is the lead defendant in the “Methbot” case, in which he is accused of renting more than 1,900 computer servers to simulate ad views.

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