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Scott Cunningham Joins IAB As VP of Technology & Ad Operations

Written on
April 11th 2014
Author
AdotasWire

NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 (ADOTAS) — The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today announced that Scott Cunningham (pictured), Senior Vice President of Product at sovrn, has joined the IAB as Vice President of Technology and Ad Operations. Cunningham will play a pivotal role in the organization’s ongoing efforts to ensure ... more...

Kaspersky Lab and Return Path Team Up to Combat Fraud and Spam

Written on
February 26th 2014
Author
AdotasWire

MOSCOW & NEW YORK, February 26, 2013 (ADOTAS) — IT Security vendor Kaspersky Lab and email intelligence company Return Path announced today a new, collaborative initiative to combat international fraud including phishing attacks and other abuse targeting consumers and service providers. The companies have agreed on a framework to share ... more...

Content, Convergence and Cooperation: The Fight Against Illegal Online Activity

Written on
January 14th 2014
Author
Diane Strahan

ADOTAS – Hollywood. Madison Avenue. Silicon Valley. Washington, D.C. Four very distinct regions contributing expertise in highly specialized ways in the world of online content: producing the content, monetizing it, distributing it and safeguarding it. Over the last decade, consumption of online content has become an essential part of daily life ... more...

Coalfire: Top Five Information Security and Compliance Predictions for 2014

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January 6th 2014
Author
Adotas

ADOTAS — Coalfire, an independent information technology governance, risk and compliance (IT GRC) services firm, recently released its top five cybersecurity predictions for 2014. Rick Dakin, the company’s chief security strategist, consolidated an analysis from over 1,000 audits and forensics investigations in 2013 to develop the 2014 predictions. “In 2013, ... more...

UPDATED: Yahoo Ad Sever Suffers Malware Attack

Written on
January 6th 2014
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS – An attack on a Yahoo ad server caused it to unleash malware at the rate of 27,000 infections per hour over the past several days, according to CNN. The story reportedly was broken in a blog post from Fox-IT, a Netherlands-based firm that operates the shared Security Operations Center ... more...

Programmatic Advertising’s Dirty Little Secret Gets Bigger: Fraud is on the Rise

Written on
December 30th 2013
Author
Andrew Pancer

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article, originally published on April 18, 2013, placed at No. 6 in our 20 most popular articles of the year. ADOTAS – Programmatic buying should be a boon for advertisers. It should be a powerful tool for them to reach relevant audiences at scale in an increasingly ... more...

Study: Major Brands Are Victimized by Phony Traffic

Written on
October 3rd 2013
Author
AdotasWire

MADISON, WI, October 3, 2013 (ADOTAS) — MdotLabs, launched last month to help advertisers avoid being victimized by invalid traffic, today released the results of a follow-up study to its “Impression Fraud in On-line Advertising via Pay-Per-View Networks” that shows major brands well-known to most Americans are paying heavily for ad ... more...

Combatting Click Fraud: An Ad Network Checklist

Written on
May 23rd 2013
Author
Colin Jeavons

ADOTAS — Click fraud remains a nettlesome problem for advertisers, but employing due diligence and the right strategy to mitigate the risk will help protect campaigns. The advent of malware-laden botnets has substantially impacted advertisers’ revenues in recent years, as bad actors were able to infiltrate advertising networks or pose as ... more...

How Secure Is Your Ad Server?

Written on
February 13th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

Yesterday’s news that OpenX shut down OnRamp due to a malware attack only serves to amplify the sound of an alarm that’s constantly ringing in the realm of online media. “This is another great example of the power of the Internet and the effects of poorly secured applications,” said Anthony J. ... more...

UPDATE: Malware Attack Permanently Shuts Down OpenX OnRamp

Written on
February 12th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

Publishers and advertisers who used OpenX’s free, open-source OnRamp service are left scrambling to find alternatives after hackers infected the ad server with malware over the weekend and forced the company to permanently shut it down today. Users were first notified of the issue in a message posted on the OpenX help ... more...