Pixalate’s Connected TV (CTV) Ad Fraud Series for December 2022 reveals a spike in apparent spoofing attacks targeting well known Roku apps
LONDON and PALO ALTO, Calif., January 6, 2023 -- Pixalate, the market-leading fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics platform for Connected TV (CTV) and Mobile Advertising, today released the December 2022 edition of our CTV Ad Fraud Series, where we highlight unique forms of invalid traffic (IVT), inclusive of “ad fraud,” across the Connected TV (CTV) open programmatic advertising marketplace.
This report covers CTV App Spoofing numbers for December 2022. For background information, methodology and definitions related to CTV App Spoofing, please visit our inaugural App Spoofing Report (July 2022) and view the FAQs there.
Local Now dropped off of the Amazon Fire TV top 10 list for the first time since the beginning of Pixalate’s CTV report series.
FuboTV and Xumo, two large vMVPD apps, were the top two Roku apps impacted by spoofing in December 2022.
FOX NOW spikes on the Roku list, with a spoofing rate of over 50% in December.
To view the full list of CTV apps targeted by app spoofing last month, please visit here.
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The content of this press release, and the CTV Ad Fraud Series (the “Report”), reflect Pixalate’s opinions with respect to the factors that Pixalate believes can be useful to the digital media industry. Pixalate’s opinions are just that, opinions, which means that they are neither facts nor guarantees; and neither this press release nor the Report are intended to impugn the standing or reputation of any entity, person or app, but instead, to report findings and apparent trends pertaining to apps in the Roku and Amazon app stores.
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Per the MRC,
“'Fraud' is not intended to represent fraud as defined in various laws, statutes and ordinances or as conventionally used in U.S. Court or other
legal proceedings, but rather a custom definition strictly for advertising measurement purposes. Also per the MRC,
“‘Invalid Traffic’ is defined generally as traffic
that does not meet certain ad serving quality or completeness criteria, or otherwise does not represent legitimate ad traffic that should be included in measurement counts.
Among the reasons why ad traffic may be deemed invalid is it is a result of non-human traffic (spiders, bots, etc.), or activity designed to produce fraudulent traffic.”