Meet DrainerBot, the Ad-Fraud Operation That Could Be Stealing Your Mobile Data

Oracle claims it was distributed via hundreds of apps

Oracle laid the blame for the spread of the bot at the door of Dutch company Tapcore. Getty Images

Oracle has lifted the lid on a major ad-fraud operation that can secretly consume up to 10 gigabytes of data from unwitting mobile users each month, potentially costing them hundreds of dollars per year.

@ronan_shields Ronan Shields is a programmatic reporter at Adweek, focusing on ad-tech.