What is Methbot?
$3 Million to$5 Million
in fraudulent revenue per day
Controlled by a single group based in Russia and operating out of data centers in the US and Netherlands, this “bot farm” generates $3 to $5 million in fraudulent revenue per day by targeting the premium video advertising ecosystem. We continue to detect and block fraudulent activity generated by Methbot on behalf of all of our customers.
Our objective is to stop the monetization of Methbot. As White Ops was only able to analyze data directly available through our customer base, the true financial impact to the greater advertising ecosystem is still unknown. Therefore, we are releasing our findings to the public so everyone can help us achieve this objective and protect themselves from this threat. Download our whitepaper to learn more >
What You Can Do
Our intention is that all marketers and tech platforms can take additional and immediate protective action with this information. We hope the public release of our research and findings will result in a rapid end to this criminal enterprise as White Ops remains on constant watch for new threats on the horizon. You may also access the results of our research including:
Falsified domain list and full URL list to show the magnitude of impact this operation had on the publishing industry – these publishers were impersonated and deprived of revenue opportunities because of this operation.
Who is Affected by Methbot?
- Data Providers
- Measurement and Analytics
- Fraud Detection Vendors
Contact our team to make Methbot inquiries