Spike in Ad Fraud Targeting Political Content on Election Day

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Ad fraud targeting publishers with political content increased 20,000 percent on Election Day 2018, according to DEVCON.

While the biggest news out of the 2018 Midterms on the subject of election security so far comes from resigning Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announcing an investigation into Georgia’s Democratic Party for attempting to hack the state’s voter registration system, there was an increase in cybersecurity disturbances on Election Day in the form of ad fraud.

DEVCON, a company that provides anti-ad fraud software to media companies, found that on November 6th attacks on publishers’ pages with political content increased 20,000 percent. READ MORE


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