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Upstream Expands Series B Funding

Upstream partners with Salesforce Ventures to fuel the development of new end-to-end data services for the automotive ecosystem Upstream Security announced that it has secured an expansion of its Series B funding with an investment by Salesforce Ventures. The undisclosed amount is in addition to $30 million previously invested by Alliance Venture Capital (Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi), Hyundai, Nationwide Insurance, Volvo Group, and others. Upstream offers specialized cloud-based data services for connected cars,…

93% of Mobile Transactions Blocked as Fraudulent in 2019 Says New Report on Mobile Ad Fraud by Upstream

98,000 Malicious Android Apps and 43 Million Infected Devices in 20 Countries 93 percent of total mobile transactions in 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent in 2019 according to a report on the state of malware and mobile ad fraud released by mobile technology company, Upstream. The “Invisible Digital Threat” data is based on deployments of Upstream’s Secure-D full-stack anti-fraud platform that detects and blocks fraudulent mobile transactions mostly originated from ad fraud malware. The platform at the end of 2019…

Trick or Treating Android Emoji Keyboard App Makes Millions of Unauthorized Purchases

$18 Million of Fraudulent Charges from the App Blocked by Malware Security Platform Secure-D A popular Android keyboard app, ai.type, downloaded more than 40 million times and included in the Google Play app store, has been caught making millions of unauthorized purchases of premium digital content, researchers at mobile technology company Upstream report. The app has been delivering millions of invisible ads and fake clicks, while delivering genuine user data about real views, clicks and purchases to ad networks. ai.type…