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New Research from Arkose Labs Shows Human-Driven Fraud Attacks are on the Rise

Data Reveals a Surge in Sweatshop-Powered Fraud Alongside Attack Spikes on Online Gaming and Social Media Platforms Arkose Labs, providers of online fraud prevention technology combining risk assessments and sophisticated enforcement challenges, today announced the release of its Q1 2020 Fraud and Abuse Report. The most notable trend this quarter was a major spike in human-driven attacks – which rose 90% compared to six months previously. Changing attack patterns were felt across geographies and industries, at a time of the…

Dailymotion Partners with White Ops to Enable 100% Human Verification of Programmatic Advertising Interactions on their Video Platform

With White Ops Advertising Integrity solution blocking sophisticated bots, invalid traffic and fraudulent impressions in programmatic advertising, Dailymotion deepens focus on the trusted advertising ecosystem Dailymotion, a Vivendi-owned video platform dedicated to creating a trusted home for premium video content that matters, and White Ops, the global leader in sophisticated bot mitigation, announced an enhanced partnership that will protect Dailymotion’s programmatic advertising on its global video platform from…

DoubleVerify Announces the First Programmatic Platform Certification Program for Comprehensive Connected TV Fraud Protection

Amobee, MediaMath, SpotX, the Trade Desk & Xandr Are First Platforms to Be Certified by DV DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced the industry’s first connected TV (“CTV”) Targeting Certification for programmatic platforms, designed to protect advertisers from fraud and invalid traffic (“IVT”) in the CTV space. In order to be certified by DV for CTV Targeting, a platform must demonstrate the ability to prevent fraud and IVT by applying DV’s…

Neustar Delivers UltraThreat Feeds for More Effective Data Security

New Service Provides Proprietary Near Real-Time Threat Data to Identify and Stop Bad Traffic, Inbound and Outbound Neustar, Inc., a global information services company and leader in identity resolution, announced the release of UltraThreat Feeds, a new service that provides its enterprise customers with access to real-time threat data to help them better identify cyber threats as they evolve. Designed by Neustar’s renowned security experts and leading academic researchers, the service – unique to Neustar – enables…

Pandora, AdsWizz Earn TAG ‘Certified Against Fraud’ Seal

Both Companies Committed to Combat Fraudulent, Invalid Traffic for the Digital Audio Advertising Industry After over a year’s efforts, Pandora, working closely with AdsWizz, has been awarded the TAG “Certified Against Fraud” Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group. The TAG seal has become a baseline expectation for fraud prevention in the advertising industry, and it reassures buyers that Pandora is following anti-fraud best practices to combat fraudulent, invalid traffic and promote greater transparency in the…

Bots on Mobile Devices Fuel Holiday Shopping Cyberattacks

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions released an analysis looking at transactions and cyberattacks that occurred between Wednesday, November 27, 2019 through Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (Black Friday week). The data was acquired from the LexisNexis® Digital Identity Network®, a crowdsourced intelligence network comprised of data from approximately 38 billion global transactions each year including logins, payments and new account creations. The Black Friday week data analysis offers the industry a first look at trends shaping this…

Removing the Proxy Albatross: Three Problems IP Data Solves for Marketers

As consumers spend more time online to perform everyday tasks from banking to shopping to streaming entertainment, an increasing amount of this internet traffic is being routed through proxies. Online users wanting to surf the web anonymously often use proxies that can provide them with a means to mask their IP address from the rest of the world―and thus their locations and all the contextual information that can be gleaned in order to make marketing messages more targeted and personalized. By connecting to the internet…

Infobip Partners With WMC Global Helping US Based Businesses Build Secure Customer Experiences

Infobip, a global cloud communication platfom company and a leader in omnichannel customer engagement partners with WMC Global, a market and threat intelligence leader. The partnership will extend Infobip's objective in providing the most compliant messaging solutions for our clients and our US based MNO partnerships. Infobip will be utilizing WMC Global's RISQ Score tool, a solution that ensures consumer-facing content, and that the entities that deliver it can be trusted to support positive customer experiences. "Fraud…

Safeguarding Brand Value: Why Brands Should Take a Data-First Approach to Audience Integrity

The Influencer Marketing space has grown exponentially in recent years. This should come as no surprise, given the potent combination of an increasingly sophisticated consumer pool, massive upsurge in social media consumption and the rise in ad blockers that has made traditional advertising progressively difficult – so difficult that the spend on Influencer Marketing is set to exceed $10 Billion by the end of 2020. Step forward ‘influencer campaigns’, which have risen to prominence to meet the need for a more authentic,…

Audigent Secures $6.7 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Raised In Space

Next-Generation First-Party Data Monetization Platform Will Aggressively Accelerate Sales, Marketing, and Product Innovation Audigent, the "2.0" data management platform (DMP) and leading edge "data agency" announced it has completed a $6.7 million Series A round of financing. The funding will allow Audigent to continue its expansion as the premier first-party data platform for the entertainment, sports and lifestyle verticals. Raised In Space, a joint venture between Ithaca Holdings and Ripple's Xpring, led the investment…

Signifyd’s Seamless SCA Receives Certification from EMVCo, Marking a Major Milestone for European E-Commerce Businesses

Solution Becomes the First 3DS 2.2 Solution to be Fully Certified for Europe’s PSD2 Signifyd’s Seamless SCA solution for retailers seeking to meet the strong customer authentication requirements of PSD2 in Europe today became the first 3-D Secure version 2.2 solution to receive all of the merchant domain EMVCo certifications. Signifyd tapped mSIGNIA to partner on Seamless SCA, combining Signifyd’s industry-leading fraud protection and regulatory compliance platforms with mSIGNIA’s best-in-class 3DS technologies.…

White Ops ‘Marketing Integrity’ Product Enables Marketing Leaders To Protect Brand Websites And Their Customer Acquisition Efforts

New offering detects and prevents sophisticated bots from negatively impacting the performance and ROI of digital marketing campaigns White Ops, the global leader in bot mitigation, announced Marketing Integrity, a new offering designed to protect marketers’ websites and customer acquisition efforts from sophisticated bot attacks. Marketing Integrity is the first product to protect marketers’ digital lead acquisition efforts, ensuring they are engaging with real humans—not sophisticated bots—maximizing the effectiveness…

The 5 Tech Companies to Watch in 2020

The US digital advertising industry has officially crossed the $100-billion mark, making it bigger than TV, radio and print media advertising. As this growth continues, a remarkable transformation is taking place within the industry, with the massive Google-Facebook advertising duopoly facing an existential challenge. Mentioned in today's commentary includes: Amazon.com, Inc. Verizon Communications Inc., Yelp Inc., Snap Inc., Alibaba Group Holding Limited. eMarketer is forecasting that the industry will top $170B by 2021.…

Thwarting Digital Ad Fraud at Scale: An Open Source Experiment with Anomaly Detection

Ad fraud continues to be a thorn in the side of digital advertisers, as bot traffic and fraudulent human activity falsely inflates ad statistics. Such activity forces unwitting brands to shell out for clicks or impressions that have no hope of reaching – let alone converting – potential customers. A recent study by White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) finds that advertisers lost around $5.8 billion to ad fraud last year. On the brighter side, the study also found that efforts to defeat ad fraud – using…

March Networks Introduces New Customization and Search Capabilities in Searchlight Business Intelligence Software

March Networks, a global video security and video-based business intelligence leader, is pleased to introduce new capabilities available in its powerful Searchlight software. Used by leading banks and retail organizations worldwide to extract valuable information on customer service, merchandising, operations, compliance and more, March Networks Searchlight™ helps businesses improve performance and profitability. Integrating clear surveillance video, relevant business data and highly accurate analytics, the software also…

MarTech Interview with Reeve Benaron, Executive Chairman and CEO at AUDIENCEX

"Thanks to advancement in AI, the aspiration of delivering the right message to the right person at the right time is becoming a reality." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start AudienceX? I’ve always been an entrepreneur, and so I have a keen appreciation for the challenges facing burgeoning brands. More often than not, challengers simply don’t have access to the same tools and capabilities as the established brands they’re looking to disrupt. That’s why we formed AUDIENCEX with…

Over 53% of Social Media Logins are Fraud! Can Customer Data Be Trusted?

Social media sites have become lucrative targets for criminals looking for quick monetization. More than half of logins (53%) on social media sites are fraudulent and 25% of all new account applications on social media are fraud, according to the Q3 Fraud and Abuse Report today released by Arkose Labs, the platform that bankrupts the business model of fraud and abuse. By 2021, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $6 trillion in damages, surpassing the annual costs for natural disasters…

Fraud Evasion Must Start with Data Sources

Consumer data is ubiquitous in Advertising today; its role made only more vital by the digital landscape. The more we know about our potential customers, who they are, how they feel, what they think and what information they seek, the better we can engage with them. The power of data though, is directly proportional to the truth it captures. If data does not capture true insights, the campaign that follows will be misguided. For many, this has driven interest in first-party data, with an emphasis on capturing proprietary…

Ad Fraud Hits Digital Agencies and the Courts: Major Brands Pull Nine-Figure Ad Spend While Litigation, Refunds and Chargebacks Give Ad…

CEO Matt Gallant of Ad Tech Startup tribeOS Says the Time is Now for a Fully Transparent Advertising Marketplace  Digital advertising is in full on growth mode across two trend-driven tracks. First, the continued growth of digital advertising which is estimated to top $348 billion dollars by the end of 2022. (That figure will nearly double what is spent on TV advertising.) Unfortunately, accompanying this proven market momentum is a corresponding increase in the largest invisible crime in the world, costing…

Ad Fraud to Cost North American Advertisers $100 Million a Day by 2023

TrafficGuard and Juniper Research estimates that within the next five years, advertisers will be losing $100 million a day due to ad fraud. In a latest announcement,  Ad fraud prevention specialist TrafficGuard explained the current state of ad fraud in North America. North America is the largest digital advertising market in the world. And therefore, it is most prone to all kinds of digital ad fraud. According to TrafficGuard, North America's average ad spend per internet user is 455% above the global average. However,…