Sentrant Uncovers Digital Media Fraud Through Comprised Apps and App SDKs Affecting Major Exchange

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The official press release document is accessible from here. Feb 8, 2016, Fredericton New Brunswick Sentrant Security uncovers ongoing mobile in-app advertising fraud scheme estimated at over $250,000 per day. The scheme involves over 20 shell companies, 247 apps, affecting over 500,000 installs on consumer’s Android devices. In addition to compromised apps, the fraudsters have

Invalid Traffic and Fraud Detection techniques explained

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The Media Ratings Council has released their Invalid Traffic Detection and Filtration Guidelines and has put a 180-day deadline on planning and implementation for digital media metric providers. With so many different schemes to get invalid traffic into the supply chain, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are many different ways to get

Briefing – Angler Exploit Kit

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Here at Sentrant we analyze a lot of ad-fraud malware. We actually analyze so much malware that we have  automated part of the process. A byproduct of this automation is that we end up with a lot of analysis data on malware what we aren’t really interested in, things like droppers, and exploit kits. We have

Ad-Fraud Malware Hijacks Router DNS – Injects Ads Via Google Analytics

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Malware that hijacks router DNS settings is not new. However, exploits developed in recent years that enable hijacking through the use of Javascript alone are making this a widespread problem. Sentrant has uncovered a new ad-fraud scheme where fraudsters are using hijacked router DNS settings to intercept Google Analytics tags and replace them with pornography

Safari To App Store Redirect From Ad On iOS 8.2

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So back when iOS 8 beta 2 was released there was a lot of hype over the fact that Apple had finally blocked automatic redirects to the App Store from ads in Safari . So much hype, in fact, that noted security-talking-head Dan Kaminsky decided to offer up a $5,000 bounty for a bypass. Now

New Brunswick Benefits from Partnership with Ara Labs Botnet Protection

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ECO-OCIO Security Event Management Center is in process of partnering with a UNB start-up located in the National Research Council building, Ara Labs, through a Collaborative Research Agreement – leveraging GNB security needs to help a local start-up company.