Video Ad Scam affects Android users

A new scam has been discovered where fraudsters run video ads behind banner images draining users’ batteries and data, while also scamming advertisers and app developers in the process, all of this, in order to make a hefty profit. This ad fraud scheme was uncovered by fraud detection firm Protected Media – it affects many apps, and allows for stealing of ‘tens of millions of dollars per month’. BuzzFeed News reports that these invalid video ads running behind banners were linked to an Israeli company named Aniview, and its subsidiary OutStream Media. Read the full article

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