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Behind the scenes of the Methbot investigation

by CyberScoop Staff • 1 week ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

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'

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 months 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 months 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 • 4 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.

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