Lurk Criminal Gang Also Behind Angler Exploit Kit | Threatpost | The ...ThreatpostThe June arrest of a Russian cybercrime gang responsible for the Lurk Trojan also put to rest the infamous Angler Exploit Kit. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab ...and more »
MediaPost CommunicationsCriteo Finds Brand Support In Lawsuit Against SteelHouse Click Fraud CaseMediaPost CommunicationsOngoing civil litigation between Criteo and SteelHouse has brought a few clients into the fray. Sworn testimony recently surfaced from SteelHouse customers such as Deckers Outdoor, TOMS, and Vistaprint, among others, explaining how they we […]
Legal News LineCalifornia advertiser files suit against Google alleging click fraudLegal News LineAs a form of cyber crime, click fraud occurs when someone clicks on a “pay per click” advertisement to knowingly incur an expense to the advertiser and without intending to conduct business with that advertiser. Fraudulent clicks can be carried out by ...
Yahoo FinanceSome of SteelHouse's former clients are now supporting Criteo's allegation that it runs a click-fraud schemeYahoo FinanceCriteo alleges that SteelHouse used a counterfeit click fraud scheme to trick e-tail clients into thinking that internet users clicked on SteelHouse-placed ads when they did not, and, consequently, to take credit for […]
Business InsiderFormer SteelHouse clients sign declarations in Criteo lawsuit ...Business InsiderThings are heating up in the "click fraud" lawsuit between the French public ad tech company Criteo and its US-based competitor SteelHouse. A quick summary ...and more »
SC MagazineNemucod downloader's latest campaign drops ransomware for click fraudSC MagazineThe downloader trojan Nemucod comes disguised as a seemingly harmless zip file, but once opened, it installs the malicious backdoor Kovter on a victim's machine. The malicious downloader Nemucod, normally associated with ransomware, has reportedly ...
PC MagazineSenators Ask FTC for Answers on Ad-Click FraudPC MagazineInternet ads are hard to escape. But who's actually clicking on them? Far too many bots, according to two Democratic senators. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Chuck Schumer of New York today penned a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith ...Senators ask FTC how it plans to st […]
CIOWhy CIOs should care about click fraudCIOBut initially it is to defraud advertisers," Kaminsky says. "The major motivator for hackers is to commit click fraud as it provides a way to cash out a compromised machine. Only once they have done that will they look at what else they can do with the ...
Business InsiderAd tech company Criteo says its rival SteelHouse ran a 'counterfeit click fraud scheme'Business InsiderCriteo, the France-based ad tech company, filed a lawsuit on Monday that alleges rival firm SteelHouse ran a "counterfeit click fraud scheme" that led to "substantial injury and damage" to its business and reput […]
PCWorldAn HTTPS hijacking click-fraud botnet infects almost 1 million computersPCWorldOver the past two years, a group of cybercriminals has infected almost 1 million computers with malware that hijacks search results, even when they're served over encrypted HTTPS connections. The click-fraud botnet earns its creators money through ...International clic […]