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Hidden Video Fraud, Depleting Data and Battery of Android Users

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Another trick has been found wherein fraudsters run video promotions behind banner images depleting clients’ batteries and information, and also misleading publicists and app designers or developers in the whole process, to make a lot of profits. The fraud detection firm Protected Media detected this fraud. It has been reported that these invalid video promotions running behind images were connected to an Israeli organization named Aniview, and its backup OutStream Media.

The developer sells a banner advertisement, which shows up in their application and is seen by the users downloading the app. Behind that banner, fraudsters autoplay video advertisements that the application users can’t see, however, it gets enlisted as seen.

Due to this scam, advertisers who paid heavily are not getting returns what they are expecting as viewers are not watching the ads. App developer also comprises less price than what he is entitled to get. Reports say that Aniview and its backup, OutStream Media, have enjoyed the advertisement extortion. The fraud discovery firm even has video, code, and other data as proof.

CEO Alon Carmel of Aniview confirmed the BuzzFeed that his organization does not have any idea how they are trapped in such fraudulent activity. He said that OutStream Media made pictures and code in an unapproved way, and terrible performing artists utilized Aniview’s video promotion stage to create extortion pay. He noted that OutStream Media had stopped tasks the previous summer and that Aniview is currently lawfully closing it down.

Regardless, if you find that an application is spending a great deal of information and battery, it could be because this new promotion misrepresentation conspires is impacting everything. While promotion free applications are perfect, usually the developer’s solitary way of income is advertising. It has brought developers and advertisers into an enormous loss of funds.

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