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