Massive Ad Fraud Scheme Targeted Over 11 Million Devices with 1,700 Spoofed Apps

An “expansive” ad fraud operation that spoofs over 1,700 programs from 120 publishers and affects around 11 million devices has been stopped by researchers.

The fraudulent actors were able to stack several invisible video ad players behind one another and log ad views thanks to the “VASTFLUX” malvertising attack, according to the fraud detection company HUMAN.

Fast Flux, a DNS evasion method, and VAST, a digital video ad serving template, which is used to display ads to video players, are what give the operation its name.

The smart operation placed bids for the display of ad banners specifically in the constrained in-app contexts that run adverts on iOS read the complete article Massive Ad Fraud Scheme Targeted Over 11 Million Devices with 1,700 Spoofed Apps.

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