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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

5K Domains, Fake & Hidden Browsers, Spoofed Sites: Global Botnets Shut Down Following Arrests

Today: Disappearing Domains, Darknet Bust, American Economy Shift, Seeing Green in Weed

The men are facing 13 charges for allegedly running a sophisticated global ad fraud scheme.

1.7 million infected computers, belonging to ordinary individuals and businesses in the United States  used hidden browsers on those infected computers to download fabricated webpages and load ads onto those fabricated webpages.  

The defendants in this case represented to others that they ran legitimate companies that delivered advertisements to real human internet users accessing real internet webpages.  In fact, the defendants faked both the users and the webpages: they programmed computers they controlled to load advertisements on fabricated webpages, via an automated program, in order to fraudulently obtain digital advertising revenue. 

1,900 computer servers housed in commercial datacenters in Dallas, Texas and elsewhere, and used those datacenter servers to load ads on fabricated websites, “spoofing” more than 5,000 domains.  To create the illusion that real human internet users were viewing the advertisements loaded onto these fabricated websites, the defendants programmed the datacenter servers to simulate the internet activity of human internet users: browsing the internet through a fake browser, using a fake mouse to move around and scroll down a webpage, starting and stopping a video player midway, and falsely appearing to be signed into Facebook.  

Meanwhile, the owners of the infected computers were unaware that this process was running in the background on their computers.  

As goods and services become more intrinsically tied, economists and policymakers look to the future. The fact that goods increasingly need services to function is redefining common conceptions of what constitutes global trade.

As the Dutch stumble towards legalization, Canadian businesses are taking advantage of their talent.

Despite weed being illegal, the U.S. federal government has no problem collecting income tax from cannabis companies.

"30% of Online Domains Disappeared Overnight"..."operational and active hidden services across Tor and I2P disappeared with the hack of Daniel’s Hosting Services and over 6-Million documents archived in DarkOwl Vision are no longer available on the darknet."

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