RuhrSec 2019

Abdullah Joseph

Reversing Fraudulent Apps

May 2019

Talk. Reversing Fraudulent Apps Abstract. Wherever there is money, there is fraud. Companies invest massive amounts on their ad campaigns to showcase their product to the world. In reality, however, most of that money goes to fraudsters and malicious app makers. In this talk, the speaker will demonstrate how a popular app with over 100 million downloads conducts their mobile fraud operation and performs a commonplace mobile fraud technique: Click Injection. Biography. Abdullah Joseph works as a security specialist at Adjust, a mobile analytics company, as part of the company’s fraud team. His responsibilities include researching current and future mobile fraud schemes, reversing malicious apps and developing appropriate countermeasures. He is the holder of both GREM and GMOB certifications.


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