Sophisticated Botnet Causing a Surge in Click Fraud

A new botnet has caused a sharp spike in click fraud because it is skirting the most sophisticated filters of search engines, Web publishers and ad networks, according to Click Forensics.
The company, which provides services to monitor ad campaigns for click fraud and reports on click fraud incidence every quarter, said on Thursday that the botnet’s architects have figured out a way to mask it particularly well as legitimate search ad traffic. Read the full story [computerworld.com]

A new botnet has caused a sharp spike in click fraud because it is skirting the most sophisticated filters of search engines, Web publishers and ad networks, according to Click Forensics.

The company, which provides services to monitor ad campaigns for click fraud and reports on click fraud incidence every quarter, said on Thursday that the botnet’s architects have figured out a way to mask it particularly well as legitimate search ad traffic. Read the full story [computerworld.com]

 

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