US cybersecurity firm White Ops says the innovative scam allowed Methbot to ‘scale beyond anything the industry has seen before’ and placed it ‘in a new class of bot fraud’. Photo: Shutterstock

Russian ‘Methbot’ fakes 300 million video views a day, wreaking havoc on digital ads

US cybersecurity firm believes scam originated in Russia but sees no signs of state sponsorship

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US cybersecurity firm White Ops says the innovative scam allowed Methbot to ‘scale beyond anything the industry has seen before’ and placed it ‘in a new class of bot fraud’. Photo: Shutterstock
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