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The FBI neutralizes the 3ve network, a botnet specializing in advertising fraud on Pornhub



The FBI reported that it removed a large network of hackers who organized advertising fraud on some popular Internet platforms, including the Pornhub porn site. The US agency also thanked for the help provided by some of the major players in technology such as Google.

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Eight people are identified and mostly located in eastern Europe that was part of the 3ve network. Currently, three are arrested in Estonia, Bulgaria and Malaysia, while the other 5 are actively seeking. Conversion is used to generate false clicks on your ads and thus increase advertiser's revenue.

Better yet, the network has infected many malicious software machines and spread fake ads on Pornhub's site to expand. The botnery installation therefore enabled browsing and clicks on targeted ads while serving as a proxy to conceal malicious actions. Some advertisements were deliberately created at fake sites and were not referenced, but botnets consulted on generating clicks.

According to divisional data, the network has controlled more than a million IP addresses, the losses could exceed several million dollars.


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