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Alleged Methbot scammer Zhukov asks judge for new attorney in ad fraud case

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

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.

Complex court battle for Methbot, 3ve cybercrime suspects only is getting started

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Lawyers asked for more time to review discovery materials in a case where the evidence is "extremely voluminous" and comes in multiple languages, including Russian and Bulgarian.

From DDoS attacks to ad fraud: Smarter bots are copying human behavior

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Botnets scope remains difficult to quantify, but it’s clear the issue is getting tougher to deal with.

U.S. charges eight in complex ad-fraud scheme

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

U.S. prosecutors in New York unveiled a 13-count indictment charging suspected cybercriminals of orchestrating a scheme to defraud internet advertisers out of tens of millions of dollars.

'Methbot' hackers said to be earning up to $5 million daily by video-ad click fraud

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

Methbot generated the cash by fake clicks on premium advertising — as many as 300 million a day.

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