Google Ads Get New Botnet Protection Feature

Google announced a new feature for its ads that automates the filtering of traffic from three ad fraud botnets along with the ones Google is already monitoring and defending against. According to the company, it’s resilient to possible changes to…

Microsoft: Internet Crimefighter & Bane Of Botnets

Microsoft’s stepping up its effort against online crime lately by sending its own employees to accompany U.S. marshals in federal raids of facilities that are suspected of participating in one of the nastier methods of cybercrime: botnets. A profile in…

FCC Targets Botnets With New Anti-Bot Code Of Conduct

With one of every ten computers in the United States infected by bots, botnets have officially become enough of a menace/threat/foe to the U.S. government that its launching an initiative to reduce their number. Announced earlier today, The Online Trust…

Attempted Click Fraud Rate Surges In Q1

In the first quarter of 2010 the average attempted click fraud rate increased from 25.7 percent in Q4 2009 to 29. 2 percent in Q1 2010, representing a 34 percent year-over-year increase from Q1 2009, according to a new report from Anchor Intelligence.

Anchor Intelligence told WebProNews the record attempted click fraud rate can be attributed to dramatic growth in botnet scale and volume around the globe.