The biggest ever fraud in advertising!, Hackers nowadays is making between $3 to $5 Million per day from media company and United states brand and Media company in the biggest digital ad fraud ever discovered in history. White Ops the online fraud-prevention uncovered this Ad fraud being maneuvered.
Dubbed “Meth Bot”, which automatically generates more than $300 Million fraud video ad every day. Dubbed AFT13, the criminal gang, has developed Meth Bot robo-browsers that pastiche all the necessary communications needed to be initiated, carrying out and completing the ad transactions.
Based in Russia, hackers have registered more than 250,267 distinct URLs and 6000 domains imitating the names and brands of high-profile websites like CBS Sports, Fox news, ESPN and many other like these in selling fake slots and videos. Behind Meth Bot, cyber criminals are using servers hosted in Amsterdam and Texas to power up more than 570,000 bots with fake IP addresses.
They’re mostly be belonging to US visitors. Through that the cyber criminals then be obtaining video-ad inventory to display to its fraud media websites to fool the ad marketplace into thinking the ad content is being watched by the permissible visitors of website.
But in real life these ads are viewed by Meth Bot`s fake viewers as it includes an imbrute software program. To make it look more real the bots gangs up in using method like automation faked clicks, mouse movements and social network login information. The fraudsters bot army found by the security firm watched as many as 300 Millions ads daily, with an average payout of $13.04 per 1000 faked views.
The money rolls in if you multiply it by more than 570,000 compromised IP address. Meth Bots as believed by the company creates an estimation between 200-300 Million fraudulent videos ad impressions per day, publishers roughly around 6,000 generates between $3 Million to $5 Million in revenue every 24 hours.
White Ops initially noticed the happening of Meth Bots in the previous year in September, but in 2016 October the campaign dramatically aroused. In Russia the Meth Bots headquarters used data centers in Amsterdam and Dallas. But this information is not enough to prove that they are Russian hackers, the company White Ops believes that the group of hackers are based in the country Russia, the company notified the FBI about the scam and has been working with the federal law enforcement for few weeks now.