Russian Ring of Digital Ad Crooks Is Reportedly Making Over $3 Million a Day

'Methbot' smokes brand budgets

White Ops today reported that a group of Russia-based cybercriminals is stealing $3 million to $5 million daily from premium-video-focused advertisers. The fraud-fighting player discovered an extensive network of automated web browsers called Methbot, which it says consists of custom software running on data servers in Amsterdam and Dallas.