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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.
Google Play Store scrubs more than 100 adware-infected camera and gaming apps
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
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
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
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
In a letter, Alexander Zhukov said he felt "helpless and alone" against the U.S. government's case.