How Criminals Profit

Nevena Vratonjic, Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Jean Pierre Hubaux, Ruilin Zhu, Markus Jakobsson, William Leddy, Greg Rattray, Andrew Kennedy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDeath of the Internet
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9781118062418
StatePublished - Jul 9 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Automated ad fraud attacks, botnet click in PPC, "clickjacking" and "hijack"
  • Class of scams, to deceive users' accounts, phishing and pornographic websites
  • How Criminals Profit, users, the biggest security weakness in the system
  • Malvertising, via ads, Bahama botnet, diverting traffic and revenue
  • Online advertising fraud, click fraud, malvertising, ad traffic, and adware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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