• An ad-verification company has uncovered multiple hacker networks involved in auto-redirect attacks with payloads of mobile click fraud, tech support scams, and malicious installations.
  • This makes mobile redirects particularly effective for click fraud and for phishing and mining personal data.
  • The hacker networks identified by GeoEdge redirected users to nearly a dozen apps in the App Store and Google Play Store, including the Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes game made by Electronic Arts..

    Source: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/312472/brands-losing-11b-to-redirected-links-click-fra.html