Malware spotlight: What is click fraud?

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Introduction. Start your free trial Click fraud is a well-known method for fraudsters to make money by taking advantage of online affiliates. It typically involves an ad placed on a website where either a bot or (less commonly) a real person clicks on this ad to generate an artificially high amount of monetized user interaction.