Category: ad fraud

Scammers are dangling an iOS jailbreak to trick victims into downloading a malicious app
ad fraud, Apple

Scammers are dangling an iOS jailbreak to trick victims into downloading a malicious app

(Getty Images)technology Written by Jeff Stone Oct 15, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP It’s only been a few weeks since a researcher released an iOS exploit that could ... Read More

Malicious Ad Blockers for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme
ad fraud, adblockers

Malicious Ad Blockers for Chrome Caught in Ad Fraud Scheme

'AdBlock' and 'uBlock' impersonate legitimate extensions but instead engage in cookie stuffing to defraud affiliate marketing programs, a researcher has found. . Malicious Ad Blockers ... Read More

Web clickjacking fraud makes a comeback thanks to JavaScript tricks
ad fraud, clickfraud

Web clickjacking fraud makes a comeback thanks to JavaScript tricks

More than a decade after hitting the headlines, clickjacking fraud remains an under-reported hazard on hundreds of popular websites. . Web clickjacking fraud makes a ... Read More

Clickjacking Evolves to Hook Millions of Visitors to Top Sites
ad fraud, Black Hat 2019

Clickjacking Evolves to Hook Millions of Visitors to Top Sites

Researchers said that clickjacking is a threat that's evolving, with new tactics just starting to emerge. . Clickjacking Evolves to Hook Millions of Visitors to ... Read More

The FBI is diving deeper into the Methbot ad fraud case
ad fraud, CyberScoop

The FBI is diving deeper into the Methbot ad fraud case

(Getty)financial Written by Jeff Stone Aug 6, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI’s investigation into the largest advertising fraud operation in recent memory isn’t over yet. An ... Read More

FBI investigators describe Methbot investigation as 'beautiful concert of things shutting down'
3ve, ad fraud

FBI investigators describe Methbot investigation as 'beautiful concert of things shutting down'

(Getty)financial Written by Jeff Stone Jul 24, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP Maybe the only thing more complicated than the Methbot advertising fraud scheme was the plan ... Read More

A Chinese company has 25 million Android devices tangled in an ad fraud scheme
9Apps, ad fraud

A Chinese company has 25 million Android devices tangled in an ad fraud scheme

(Getty)financial Written by Jeff Stone Jul 10, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP A malicious software campaign tied to a Chinese internet company has exploited known vulnerabilities in ... Read More

Google Play Store scrubs more than 100 adware-infected camera and gaming apps
ad fraud, Android

Google Play Store scrubs more than 100 adware-infected camera and gaming apps

A Google Play Store advertisement in New York's Times Square. (Getty Images)technology Written by Jeff Stone Jul 1, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP Next time you’re thinking ... Read More

How scammers made ad fraud a billion-dollar criminal industry
ad fraud, Advertising

How scammers made ad fraud a billion-dollar criminal industry

Billions of dollars in advertising are dedicated to paying bots. (Getty)technology Written by Jeff Stone May 10, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP Whoever came up with “thieves ... Read More