Inside 'Methbot': The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers
Security experts have uncovered what appears to be the biggest and most profitable advertising fraud scheme known to date.
In a report released Tuesday, cybersecurity firm White Ops mapped out a massive operation through which Russian cybercriminals are stealing millions of dollars from publishers and advertisers in the form of fake video views.
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Nicknamed “Methbot” for the frequent references to the drug in its code, the ongoing scheme involves an army of bots whose sole purpose is to watch as many as 300 million video ads per