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BizReport | Internet January 26, 2017

Massive Twitter botnet uncovered

Two cybersecurity experts have stumbled across a Twitter botnet consisting of more than hundreds of thousands of automated accounts. Created within just a few days in 2013, the massive botnet has been silent for four years. ... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives May 26, 2014

Bot blindness plagues UK advertisers

More than three-quarters of UK advertisers have no idea how many of their ad impressions might be fraudulent, according to new research by Project Sunblock.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives January 30, 2014

MdotLabs reveals botnet impression fraud threat to advertisers and publishers

A warning to advertisers, ad networks and publishers has been issued by media security platform MdotLabs regarding an impression fraud threat from the Athena botnet.... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing September 17, 2009

ClickForensics IDs new botnet

As if advertising didn't have enough pitfalls, a new click fraud botnet has been identified by ClickForensics; the botnet, they believe is linked to the recent 'malvertising attack' which took over computers in order to commit the fraud. ClickForensics... >>

BizReport | Internet April 01, 2009

MessageLabs: March sees big rise in malicious websites

Almost 3,000 potentially malicious websites were blocked each day by MessageLabs during March this year. That's almost three times the number blocked during February. ... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing January 29, 2009

Click Forensics: Click Fraud rises to 17%

In Q4 2008 click fraud reaches it's highest level - yet. According to new data from Click Forensics the click fraud rate reached 17.1% for the quarter with traffic from botnets accounting for more than 30% of all fraudulent clicks;... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing December 17, 2008

Cisco: Majority of email is spam

Spam accounts for nearly 200 billion messages each day, approximately 90% of global email, according to the recently released 2008 edition of the Cisco annual security report. ... >>

BizReport | Internet November 27, 2008

Spam decrease short-lived after McColo closure

Many said that, despite a major host of spamming services being shut down a fortnight ago, spam would again begin to rise, even though dramatic drops had been witnessed. And it seems they have been proved right.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing November 12, 2008

Researchers turn spammers to investigate economies of spam

Researchers at the University of California hijacked an infamous botnet to ascertain the success of spam and recorded a much lower success rate than anticipated.... >>