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Dec 2 2016   10:50PM GMT

click fraud

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Botnet
click fraud
Ransomware

Click fraud is the practice of artificially inflating traffic statistics for online advertisements. In the common pay-per-click advertising model, advertisers pay a fee for each click on their ad, anticipating that they have attracted a potential customer. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Ad fraud botnets are being used to inflate the web views all across the internet. It looks as if there is more browsing happening than there actually is.” – Michael Tiffany

Learning Center
How ad fraud botnets are costing companies billions of dollars
Michael Tiffany of White Ops talks with SearchSecurity about how ad fraud botnets are spreading and costing companies billions of dollars a year.

Click fraud to ransomware: Study highlights dangers of malware lifecycle
New research puts the malware lifecycle in the spotlight, explaining how a click fraud malware transformed into ransomware in less than two hours.

Is click fraud malware hiding bigger potential threats?
Simple click fraud malware can be easily changed into more dangerous ransomware. Here’s how to assess the potential of low-level threats.

How does the HummingBad malware enable click fraud?
The HummingBad malware has been used to generate click fraud revenue from 10 million infected devices worldwide. Find out how the malware works.

Machine versus the bots: Does your website pass the Turing 2.0 test?
Robert Richardson questions whether computers can detect the bots vs. real users, as security tools use browser behavior and polymorphism to protect against data theft and fraud.

Related Terms
click farm
phishing
ransomware
botnet
malvertisement

Related Tags
Malware, viruses, trojans and spyware
Web application and Web 2.0 threats

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