Daily Report: Using Fake Users and Sites to Steal Real Money

Resource Author:  Jim Kerstetter
Resource Date:  12/21/2016
Resource Name:  New York Times
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A parent or teacher might wonder at the world of cyberthieves and hackers and think, “If only they used all that brain power for something positive.”

On Tuesday, White Ops, a security company that specializes in tracking online advertising, released an astonishing report about a ring of thieves based in Russia that created a huge number of fake news sites meant to look like real news sites and hundreds of thousands of bots meant to act like real users.