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A new $10-million-a-month fraud ring preys on online advertisers

18
Apr
2014

The ad software firm TubeMogul has uncovered a botnet ring that could be generating as much as $10 million a month in fraudulent video views, preying on advertisers like Nissan and Samsung. Like a traditional click-fraud network, the botnet works by hijacking computers with malware and sending them to generate false traffic for sites. TubeMogul published a list of nearly 200 sites that were making money from the botnet, most with innocuous names like ModernCommerce.com or AllSportsHub.com.

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