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MethBot advertising fraud campaign is making up to $5M Revenue per Day

A criminal gang dubbed AFT13 is making between $3 Million to $5 Million per day from US and media companies in biggest advertising fraud ever dubbed Methbot This is a case study, a criminal gang dubbed AFT13 is making between $3 Million to $5 Million per day from US and media companies in biggest advertising fraud ever. Experts from the online fraud-prevent
Publish At:2016-12-21 12:50 | Read:3036 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Ad advertising fraud Cybercrime Me

Spotify Mutes a Malvertising Attack Against Its Free Users

Spotify has muted a malvertising attack that targeted some users of its ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free.On 4 October, a user submitted a forum post and that explained something strange was going on with Spotify Free:“f you have Spotify Free open, it will launch – and keep on launching – the default internet browser on the
Publish At:2016-10-08 00:55 | Read:3727 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News ad Malvertising malware ransomware Spot

Yingmob Chinese Ad Company infected 10 million Android devices for click revenue

Chinese Ad company Yingmob ’s developers are allegedly responsible for the infection of approximately 10 million Android devices. Chinese Ad company Yingmob’s developers are allegedly responsible for the infection of approximately 10 million Android devices which is reportedly generating an income of around $300,000 USD per month. CheckPoint, the security co
Publish At:2016-07-07 04:35 | Read:3941 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Mobile Ad Android China Cybercrime

Nexus Mods site goes public with “bad ad” report

We cover a lot of Malvertising disasters on this blog, and I’ve previously looked at how many websites will go to war with a user’s ad blockers – or indeed, try to disavow themselves of any harm done through infection (“It wasn’t us, it was the ad provider!”) Today, we have an example of a high traffic website so fed up wi
Publish At:2016-05-17 15:05 | Read:2883 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Privacy ad ads adverts malvertising revenue

Google Chrome will freeze Flash content and ads from Sept 1st

Starting from September 1st, 2015, Google will disable Flash’s ability to auto-play in its Chrome browser. What will change for advertisers? Google is going to disable Flash’s ability to auto-play in Chrome, the change will be introduced starting from September 1, 2015. Since this date, non-important Flash files wi
Publish At:2015-08-29 14:10 | Read:3786 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Ad Adobe advertising Chrome Flash Goo

Forget the personality tests – Ask Facebook instead (Poll)

It’s amazing how advertising can power huge companies. Google has over 57 000 employees and some 66 billion US dollars in revenue. And Facebook with 12 billion and 10 000 employees. These two giants are the best know providers of ad-financed services on the net. And modern advertising is targeted, which means that they must know what the users want to see. W
Publish At:2015-08-13 21:10 | Read:2487 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Social media ad ads advertising Facebook privacy soc

POLL – How should we deal with harmful license terms?

We blogged last week, once again, about the fact that people fail to read the license terms they approve when installing software. That post was inspired by a Chrome extension that monetized by collecting and selling data about users’ surfing behavior. People found out about this, got mad and called it spyware. Even if the data collection was documented in t
Publish At:2015-04-15 11:21 | Read:3138 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Web ad ads advertising advertizing app apps data per

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