The group, called the
In one example, a video selling stolen credit card information is posted next to an ad for
"We were stunned at what we found,"
"YouTube's review teams respond to videos flagged for our attention around the clock, removing millions of videos each year that violate our policies,"
The alliance didn't cite other online video services, such as
Cybercrime is seen as a growing industry, with Javelin Strategy & Research estimating that hackers pilfered
"The unholy alliance between hackers stealing credit card numbers and online markets advertising stolen and bogus credit cards has existed right under our noses," the alliance said in the report. "Hackers have been promoting the sale of stolen or bogus credit cards on online markets for years, including on some of our most popular online websites such as YouTube."
Galvin called one of the sellers in the videos, who offered him pricing that ranged from
On the call, which the alliance recorded, the seller instructed Galvin where to use the stolen data and offered to sell him a machine for
Companies pay Google in order to have their online advertisements appear next to YouTube videos or to be overlaid on the video.
Companies that had ads appear alongside videos selling stolen credit card data included
Google has "stringent advertising guidelines" and works "to prevent ads appearing against any video, channel or page once we determine that the content is not appropriate for our advertising partners," Christoff said.
Spending on digital video advertising will increase by
"We take responsibility for our actions," the company said in at the time.
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