Tags ad fraud
Scammers are using Play Store apps to serve ads that nobody can escape
Most went live in September, and all share a similar code library meant to help avoid detection.
Scammers are dangling an iOS jailbreak to trick victims into downloading a malicious app
The app page downloads a slot machine game and instructs the user to use the app for seven days to guarantee the jailbreak works.
Behind the scenes of the Methbot investigation
WhiteOps President & Co-founder Michael Tiffany talks with CyberScoop Editor-in-Chief Greg Otto about his company's work in taking down a botnet dedicated to ad fraud.
The FBI is diving deeper into the Methbot ad fraud case
And now we know the group called itself "Metan," the Russian word for methane.
FBI investigators describe Methbot investigation as 'beautiful concert of things shutting down'
Maybe the only thing more complicated than the Methbot advertising fraud scheme was the plan that ultimately shut it all down.
A Chinese company has 25 million Android devices tangled in an ad fraud scheme
Researchers declined to identify the company by name, citing an ongoing law enforcement investigation.