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Methbot = $3-5 Million a day..

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by afoolio, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. afoolio

    afoolio Newbie

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    Crazy how over time one could build up and scale this.

    Methbot operators invested significant time, research, development, and resources to build infrastructure designed to remove these limitations and provide them with unlimited scale. They used dedicated servers to run proxies in order to hide the single origin source of their operation. Using falsified documents, the perpetrators were able to obtain or lease 571,904 real IP addresses, putting them to work generating fraudulent ad calls that appeared to come from legitimate residential Internet providers such as Verizon, Comcast, Spectrum, and others. The value of these IP addresses alone is over $4 million today, according to figures posted by IPv4 Market Group.

    go.whiteops.com/rs/179-SQE-823/images/WO_Methbot_Operation_WP.pdf
     
  2. elavmunretea

    elavmunretea Elite Member

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    This is the third thread on it.

    We get it
     
  3. afoolio

    afoolio Newbie

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    A group of Russian criminals are making between $3 million and $5 million every day in a brazen attack on the advertising market, security firm White Ops. It's the biggest digital ad fraud ever uncovered and perpetrated by faking clicks on video ads, the company said.

    The crew, which White Ops dubbed Ad Fraud Komanda or "AFK13", planned their machinations in meticulous detail. First, they created more than 6,000 domains and 250,267 distinct URLs within those that appeared to belong to real big-name publishers, from ESPN to Vogue. But all that could be hosted on the page was a video ad.

    With faked domain registrations, they were able to trick algorithms that decided where the most profitable ads would go into buying their fraudulent web space. Those algorithms typically make bids for ad space most suitable for the advertisement's intended audience, with the auction complete in milliseconds. But AFK13 were able to game the system so their space was purchased over big-name brands.

    AFK13 then invested heavily in a bot farm, taking up space in data centers so they could fire faked traffic from more than 570,000 bots at those ads, thereby driving revenue thanks to the pay per click system they exploited. As part of what White Ops called the Methbot campaign, those bots "watched" as many as 300 million video ads a day, with an average payout of $13.04 per thousand faked views. And the fraudsters had their bot army replicate the actions of real people, with faked clicks, mouse movements and social network login information.
     
  4. afoolio

    afoolio Newbie

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    shit .. didnt see that
     
  5. Janaenelly

    Janaenelly Newbie

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    Yeah this has been posted a couple times before