Generate Fraudulent Advertising Revenue
An adversary could seek to generate fraudulent advertising revenue from mobile devices, for example by triggering automatic clicks of advertising links without user involvement.
Tactic Type: Post-Adversary Device Access
Platform: Android, iOS
|Gooligan||Gooligan can install adware to generate revenue. |
|HummingBad||In July 2016, HummingBad generated more than $300,000 per month in revenue from installing fraudulent apps and displaying malicious advertisements. |
|HummingWhale||HummingWhale generates revenue by displaying fraudulent ads and automatically installing apps. When victims try to close the ads, HummingWhale runs in a virtual machine, creating a fake ID that allows the perpetrators to generate revenue. |
|Judy||Judy uses infected devices to generate fraudulent clicks on advertisements to generate revenue. |