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The FBI is diving deeper into the Methbot ad fraud case

by Jeff Stone • 4 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 • 4 months ago

Maybe the only thing more complicated than the Methbot advertising fraud scheme was the plan that ultimately shut it all down.

How scammers made ad fraud a billion-dollar criminal industry

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Emerging techniques involve over-the-top video distribution to taking advantage of mobile video.

'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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