December 19, 2016 — White Ops cybersecurity firm is saying that the “Methbot” has generated about 300M fake views a day, according to CNN. If you’re thinking that’s $1.5M a day or $45M a month — assuming a $5 CPM — you’re correct! It seems the Russian-based syndicate behind the scam, were adtech world insiders. And because most technology can’t detect increasingly sophisticated programmatic advertising, they were one step ahead. Now it’s publishers and brands that are stuck with the bill. One new company, Dev/Con Detect is making strides in eliminating advertising fraud.