Exposing a Portfolio of YaBucks Pay Per Install Affiliate Network Scareware Serving Domains – An Analysis


I took these screenshots in 2009.
It used to be a moment in time when scareware and pay per install affiliate-based revenue sharing fraudulent and malicious networks used to dominate the threat landscape as the primary monetization vector courtesy of the bad guys where they’ve managed to successfully steal basically tens of thousands in fraudulent revenue by enticing users into installing and interacting with rogue and fake security software.
In this post I’ll take a deeper look inside the YaBucks rogue and affiliate-network based scareware serving network that managed to affect thousands of users globally largely based on the number of affiliates that participated in it including to also provide technical details on its Internet-connected infrastructure with the idea to assist everyone in their cyber attack and cyber campaign attribution efforts.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Dancho Danchev’s Blog – Mind Streams of Information Security Knowledge authored by Dancho Danchev. Read the original post at: https://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2022/10/exposing-portfolio-of-yabucks-pay-per.html