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Topic: Spider.io

Google's Spider.io Acquisition Boosts Anti-Fraud Team

Looks to clean up video, display ad activity

Google boosted its anti-fraud detection team by acquiring anti-malware company spider.io. The announcement was posted on the DoubleClick Advertiser Blog this morning. Google said the acquisition of London-based spider.io’s seven-member team…

YouTube Hijacked by Notorious Adware Company

Sambreel returns, shoving ads onto YouTube via 3.5 million users desktops, per Spider report

YouTube has been hijacked. After victimizing Facebook and The New York Times last year, a notorious ad fraud perpetrator, Sambreel, has returned. Like a back from the dead horror movie villain,…

Alphabird, Digimogul: Tell Us Who's Behind the Botnet

The CEO of Spider.io speculates on who is behind a massive Web fraud effort

The Chameleon botnet continues to plague the display advertising industry. It hurts even the most savvy advertisers—fraudulently costing them millions of dollars per month. The botnet also hurts premium publishers, as…

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