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Scammers use Chrome, Firefox extensions in widespread ad fraud campaign

by Sean Lyngaas

Malicious browser extensions aren't new. But this one's different.

How hackers took over Facebook accounts to steal $4 million, promote scams

by Sean Lyngaas

“We anticipate more platform-specific malware to appear," Facebook researchers said.

Scammers are abusing mobile ad networks in an attempt to phish Android app users

by Jeff Stone

At least 400 apps in Google’s Play Store are feeding malicious ads into apps through abuse of an SDK.

Scammers are masquerading as smart TV owners to fleece advertisers, researchers say

by Jeff Stone

White Ops on Thursday disclosed a vast, ongoing scheme in which fraudsters are charging advertising companies for ad space on smart TVs.

Scammers tried using kids apps in the Google Play store to generate cash

by Jeff Stone

The 56 apps had more than one million downloads, according to Check Point.

Scammers are using Play Store apps to serve ads that nobody can escape

by Jeff Stone

Most went live in September, and all share a similar code library meant to help avoid detection.