Publishers Clearing House is aware that our domains, along with thousands of other premium domains, have been included on the list of publishers impersonated by the Russian botnet Methbot (read the full White Ops report here).
We want you to know that we take fraud very seriously and have anti-fraud partnerships in place to protect our clients in situations like this. Throughout the time that Methbot was running, we were actively monitoring malvertising across our sites via MediaTrust, RiskIQ, and GeoEdge. We also have NHT monitoring in place across all video supply via ComScore and MOAT.
It appears that the impact to PCH traffic has been nonexistent and inventory quality remains stable. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you posted here on our blog as we learn more.
As always, please feel free to reach out to your PCH rep if you have any questions or concerns. If you’d like to read more about the Methbot operation, check out these articles on CNBC and AdExchanger.