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A Chinese company has 25 million Android devices tangled in an ad fraud scheme

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Researchers declined to identify the company by name, citing an ongoing law enforcement investigation.

Google Play Store scrubs more than 100 adware-infected camera and gaming apps

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

It's only the latest revelation about how scammers are using apps as a way to leverage victims' phones, and generate ad revenue.

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

by CyberScoop Staff • 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 • 3 months ago

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

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