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Android apps used in multimillion dollar ad fraud scheme

2 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

A recent investigation by BuzzFeed News has revealed that more than 125 Android apps were used by cybercriminals in an ad fraud scheme that earned millions of dollars by replicating the behaviour of actual users. The site found that a company called We Purchase Apps had bought legitimate Android apps from developers to use in the largest advertising fraud scheme to date. Once the apps were purchased from their creators, their Google Play store pages were changed to list four different companies as their developers with addresses in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Russia to give the appearance that...
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