Archive for the Malvertising Category






Bot Fraud: Malware bots vs. Ad-fraud bots

Bot Fraud: Malware bots vs. Ad-fraud bots

Bot Fraud: Malware Bots vs. Ad-fraud Bots The size and magnitude of the Malware and Ad-fraud bot problem is immense and growing. And, as bots continue to proliferate, there’s important distinctions to point out between Malware bots and Ad-fraud bots.  At zvelo, we’re always looking for ways our data can detect and mitigate bad bots and equip the smart minds who are working on solutions to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Let’s […]

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Ad Fraud Q&A: Partner SpotX Talks Ad Fraud with zvelo

Ad Fraud Q&A: Partner SpotX Talks Ad Fraud with zvelo

Partner SpotX holds Q&A with zvelo Business Development Vice President, Cordell BaanHofman, on all things ad fraud related. SpotX recently sat down with Cordell BaanHofman, our VP Business Development here at zvelo to discuss the current state of fraud in the industry, including brand safety challenges and ways combat them. They were curious about how zvelo combines artificial intelligence with human-supervised machine learning methodologies to deliver the most extensive content categorization, malicious site detection, botnet […]

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How Hackers Got Away with over $80 Million from Bangledesh Bank

Demonstrating the need for increased security against malware and malicious website, reports have emerged of a group of unknown hackers that broke into Bangladesh’s central bank. Once in, they obtained the credentials needed for payment transfers from Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then transferred large sums to fraudulent accounts based in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Ultimately four requests to transfer a total of about $81 million to the Philippines had already gone […]

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And Now There’s MaaS: “Malware as a Service!”

And Now There’s MaaS: “Malware as a Service!”

 And Now There’s MaaS: “Malware as a Service!” The cyber arms race just got crazier. You’ve heard of SaaS…DaaS… now there’s MaaS – “Malware as a Service.” This means cybercrooks are figuring out tricks to make the life of anti-virus heros much harder. The UK’s National Crime Agency recently announced the arrest of two people in England, a man and a woman, both 22 years old, on charges related to running a malware testing service. […]

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IAB Report shows $8.2B a year being lost to online fraud and malware in the digital advertising industry.

IAB Report shows $8.2B a year being lost to online fraud and malware in the digital advertising industry.

IAB Report shows $8.2B a year being lost to online fraud and malware in the digital advertising industry. A new report* released  by the Interactive Advertising Bureau called, “What Is An Untrustworthy Supply Chain Costing the Digital Advertising Industry,” shows that $8.2 billion being lost to online fraud with the major problem areas being: malware – $1.1B, invalid traffic – $4.6B, and infringed content – $2.5B. According to IAB, fraudulent impressions, infringed content, and malvertising are […]

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‘Ware the Web-the Lesson from the Yahoo Malvertising Attack

‘Ware the Web-the Lesson from the Yahoo Malvertising Attack The ad tech industry has been reeling for the past 12 months over ad fraud and the industry is starting to come to terms with it. But unfortunately, ad fraud is just the tip (albeit, a very costly tip) of the malicious web. The recent malvertising attack on the Yahoo Network is a painful example and reports suggest malvertising will continue to grow. According to Malwarebytes, […]

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Top websites are targets for malvertising

The importance of the Alexa top websites can never be discounted in zvelo’s day-to-day operations. Providing contextual data sets about the Alexa top sites is a vital element for the online advertising market because it can assist in determining the most ideal and brand-safe placement of online ads and other promotional materials.

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