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App Store hosted 10 ad fraud apps compared to 75 on Google Play Store

September 26, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Security researchers discovered 85 apps engaged in ad fraud; ten are on the App Store, and the other 75 are on Google Play. Combined, people downloaded them over 13 million times. They’re part of a new ad fraud campaign named “Scylla.”

The information comes from Bleeping Computer. According to the publication, researchers from HUMAN’s Satori Threat Intelligence team found 85 apps available on the App Store and Google Play that flood mobile users with ads – both visible and hidden – or generate revenue by “impersonating legitimate apps and impressions.

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