Cyber Criminals Using Google Adsense To Scam People

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  • Krebs-on Security, an online blog, reported that such attackers are demanding a ransom in Bitcoin to stop these attacks.
  • A user shared the message with Krebs-on security, and he says that an unusual increase in unwanted traffic has been seen in Google Adsense.
  • Google has already announced that it will ban any ads related to cryptocurrencies from its platform

Recently e-mail scams have started targetting people who use Google Adsense to place banner ads. Krebs-on Security, an online blog, reported that such attackers are demanding a ransom in Bitcoin to stop these attacks. The demanded ransom is $5000 in Bitcoin.

The e-mail goes Google has already announced that it will ban any ads related to cryptocurrencies from its platform as follows,

“Soon a warning would appear on your AdSense account This is equivalent to generating thousands of IP rotations and 100% bounce rate web traffic for your site. It will flood you with direct bots, a nightmare for any Adsense publisher, and our sophisticated bots will ensure that any Adsense banner posted on the site will open in an endless cycle with varying periods of time. I will do it. “

A user shared the message with Krebs-on security, and he says that an unusual increase in unwanted traffic has been seen in Google Adsense. Google believes that it is an attempt to sabotage their platform.

Google has promised that it is taking steps to make Adsense more secure. At present, they are trying to prevent ads from showing up before an invalid click occurs.

The security has been enhanced to detect unusual traffic or high-risk activity before an ad is shown. Google has offered to restrict ad serving, if necessary, to protect the customers and advertisers.

Google has already announced that it will ban any ads related to cryptocurrencies from its platform. Google’s chief of advertising, Scott Spencer, talked with CNBC and said that the future of cryptocurrencies is not clear.

However, it has led to customers getting scammed. He has witnessed the losses and wants to ensure that the customers are safe.

It has also been noted that in January 2019, an error was found in Google Adsense. The word “Ethereum” was not acceptable as it was blacklisted. Google clarified that this “error” as a result of groups using the crypto exchange to target people living in the US and Japan.

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