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Methbot and Spoofed Media

Methbot is an scheme that defrauded U.S. advertisers to the tune of about $1 billion in streaming-video advertising in 2016. It fabricated inventory on websites -- about 10% of which were local media properties -- to collect an estimated $3 million to $5 million per day in video advertising. Want to learn more about Methbot? Read the WhiteOps white paper. White Paper

List of U.S. & Canadian Local Media Properties
Spoofed by "Methbot" Video Advertising Scheme (Dec. 2016)
Local Television Stations
10news.com kdvr.com news3lv.com whio.com
10tv.com kens5.com news4jax.com whnt.com
11alive.com ketv.com news9.com whotv.com
13abc.com kfor.com newschannel5.com whsv.com
13wham.com kfvs12.com newsnet5.com wiat.com
13wmaz.com kfyrtv.com newson6.com wilx.com
14news.com kgw.com newsplex.com wish.com
21alive.com khou.com newyork.cbslocal.com wishtv.com
5newsonline.com khq.com pahomepage.com wistv.com
9news.com king.com philadelphia.cbslocal.com wivb.com
abc12.com king5.com pittsburgh.cbslocal.com wjhg.com
abc15.com kiro7.com pix11.com wkbn.com
abc27.com kirotv.com rochesterfirst.com wkrn.com
abc2news.com kmbc.com sacramento.cbslocal.com wkyc.com
abc7chicago.com kmov.com tbo.com wkyt.com
abcactionnews.com koat.com thedenverchannel.com wlbz2.com
actionnewsjax.com kob.com theindychannel.com wlky.com
azfamily.com koco.com tucsonnewsnow.com wlox.com
baltimore.cbslocal.com komonews.com turnto10.com wlwt.com
baynews9.com komu.com turnto23.com wmbfnews.com
blogs.foxnews.com kotatv.com valleynewslive.com wnba.com
boston.cbslocal.com kplr11.com wane.com wncn.com
cal.foxsports.com kptv.com washington.cbslocal.com wnd.com
cbs19.tv krbe.com wate.com wndu.com
cbs4indy.com ksdk.com wavy.com wnem.com
cbs5az.com ksfy.com wayfair.com wnep.com
cbslocal.com kshb.com wbal.com wnyt.com
channel3000.com ksl.com wbay.com woodtv.com
channel4.com ksla.com wbir.com wowt.com
chicago.cbslocal.com ksta.de wbko.com wpbf.com
cleveland19.com ktla.com wboy.com wpri.com
click2houston.com ktnv.com wbtw.com wpsdlocal6.com
clickondetroit.com ktul.com wcnc.com wptv.com
cnycentral.com ktvb.com wcpo.com wpxi.com
cw33.com ktvn.com wcsh6.com wqad.com
cwtv.com kutv.com wctv.tv wral.com
fncu.foxnews.com kvue.com wcvb.com wrdw.com
fox10tv.com kwch.com wdam.com wreg.com
fox11online.com kwgn.com wday.com wric.com
fox13now.com kwqc.com wdbj7.com wsav.com
fox16.com kwtx.com wdrb.com wsaz.com
fox17online.com kxan.com wdsu.com wsbt.com
fox2now.com kxly.com wdtn.com wsbtv.com
fox43.com live5news.com wdtv.com wsmv.com
fox4kc.com minnesota.cbslocal.com weau.com wsoctv.com
fox59.com myfox8.com wect.com wsvn.com
fox5vegas.com myfoxmemphis.com wesh.com wthitv.com
fox61.com myhighplains.com wfaa.com wtkr.com
fox6now.com nbc-2.com wfla.com wtmj.com
fox8.com nbc4i.com wfmj.com wtnh.com
foxcarolina.com nbcchicago.com wfsb.com wtop.com
kare11.com nbclosangeles.com wgal.com wtsp.com
katu.com nbcmiami.com wgno.com wtva.com
katv.com nbcnews.com wgntv.com wtvm.com
kbtx.com nbcsandiego.com wgrz.com wtvr.com
kcbd.com nbcwashington.com wgt.com wusa9.com
kcra.com news10.com whas11.com wwlp.com
kcrg.com news12.com whdh.com wwltv.com
kctv5.com news18.com whec.com  
Local Newspapers
ajc.com greenbaypressgazette.com newstatesman.com santacruzsentinel.com
al.com greensboro.com newstimes.com saratogian.com
azcentral.com greenwichtime.com newyorkupstate.com sbsun.com
azdailysun.com herald-dispatch.com nhregister.com sctimes.com
baltimoresun.com heraldonline.com nie.seattletimes.com seacoastonline.com
bangordailynews.com heraldscotland.com nj.com seattletimes.com
bellinghamherald.com heraldtribune.com nola.com sedaliademocrat.com
beta.deseretnews.com highschoolsports.cleveland.com northjersey.com sfexaminer.com
beta.games.latimes.com highschoolsports.nj.com norwalkreflector.com sfgate.com
bizjournals.com highschoolsports.pennlive.com nottinghampost.com sfglobe.com
blog.nola.com hutchnews.com nwherald.com sgvtribune.com
blog.sfgate.com idahostatesman.com nwitimes.com sj-r.com
boston.com idsnews.com nydailynews.com smdailyjournal.com
bostonglobe.com ijreview.com nyp.nypost.com southbendtribune.com
bostonherald.com indystar.com nypost.com southflorida.com
bostonmagazine.com insidenova.com nysun.com starnewsonline.com
bradenton.com islandpacket.com nytimes.com startribune.com
browardpalmbeach.com jamaica-gleaner.com obits.cleveland.com statesman.com
buffalo.com jobs.seattletimes.com obits.mlive.com statesmanjournal.com
calgaryherald.com journaldemontreal.com obits.nj.com stltoday.com
canadafreepress.com journaldequebec.com obituaries.pressherald.com sunherald.com
capitalgazette.com journal-news.com observer.com sunjournal.com
carrollcountytimes.com journalnow.com ocala.com sun-sentinel.com
charlotteobserver.com journalstar.com old.seattletimes.com suntimes.com
chattanoogan.com jsonline.com omaha.com syracuse.com
chicago.suntimes.com kansas.com oregonlive.com tahoedailytribune.com
chicagomag.com kansascity.com orlandosentinel.com tallahassee.com
chicagoreader.com kentucky.com ottawacitizen.com tampabay.com
chicagotribune.com kokomotribune.com ourmidland.com tennessean.com
chron.com kudzu.com palmbeachpost.com theadvocate.com
chronicle.com lapresse.ca pamplinmedia.com thedailyheadline.com
cincinnati.com lasvegas.com pantagraph.com thedcgazette.com
citizen-times.com lasvegasnow.com pasadenastarnews.com theepochtimes.com
citypages.com latimes.com patriotchronicle.com thegazette.com
cityweekly.net latintimes.com patriotjournal.com theglobeandmail.com
clarionledger.com laweekly.com patriotledger.com theguardian.com
clasificadosonline.com lebanondemocrat.com patriottribune.com thehour.com
cleveland.com liherald.com pennlive.com theledger.com
dailyadvocate.com localmemphis.com philly.com thelibertydaily.com
dailybreeze.com localnews8.com phillyvoice.com themorningsun.com
dailybulletin.com lowellsun.com philstar.com thenewstribune.com
dailycaller.com macombdaily.com phoenixnewtimes.com theoaklandpress.com
dailycamera.com macon.com pilotonline.com theolympian.com
daily-chronicle.com mailtribune.com pjstar.com therecorder.com
dailydot.com mainlinemedianews.com postandcourier.com thestar.com
dailyherald.com mansfieldnewsjournal.com postcrescent.com thestate.com
dailynews.com masslive.com post-gazette.com thetelegraph.com
dailypress.com mcall.com poststar.com thetimes-tribune.com
dallasnews.com mercedsunstar.com pottsmerc.com timescall.com
dallasobserver.com mercurynews.com poughkeepsiejournal.com timesleader.com
dcgazette.com miamiherald.com press.dailymotion.com timesnews.net
delawareonline.com miaminewtimes.com press.foxnews.com timesonline.com
delcotimes.com michigansthumb.com press-citizen.com timesunion.com
democratandchronicle.com missoulian.com pressdemocrat.com trentonian.com
democratherald.com mlive.com pressherald.com triblive.com
denverpost.com modbee.com presstelegram.com tulsaworld.com
deseretnews.com montereyherald.com providencejournal.com tuscaloosanews.com
desmoinesregister.com montrealgazette.com realestate.cleveland.com universityherald.com
detroitnews.com morningjournal.com redding.com usatoday.com
durangoherald.com mypalmbeachpost.com republicanherald.com video.chron.com
eagletribune.com myplainview.com reviewjournal.com video.philly.com
edmontonjournal.com myrtlebeachonline.com rgj.com villagevoice.com
elnuevoherald.com mysanantonio.com riverfronttimes.com vindy.com
examiner.com mystateline.com rockymounttelegram.com vvdailypress.com
floridatoday.com mytimesnow.com rrstar.com wacotrib.com
freebeacon.com newcenturytimes.com sacbee.com washingtonian.com
freep.com newsday.com sacurrent.com washingtonpost.com
fresnobee.com news-herald.com salisburypost.com washingtontimes.com
galesburg.com newsinfo.inquirer.net sanatogapost.com wataugademocrat.com
games.latimes.com news-journalonline.com sandiegouniontribune.com whittierdailynews.com
globegazette.com newsleader.com sanduskyregister.com wickedlocal.com
goerie.com newsok.com sanluisobispo.com winnipegfreepress.com
      wisconsinrapidstribune.com
Other Local Properties
997wtn.com monster.com richmond.com wabcradio.com
careerbuilder.com mynewsla.com seattlepi.com wgnradio.com
cars.com patch.com sfist.com wwl.com
louisianasportsman.com phillymag.com torontolife.com  
Source: Borrell Associates; WhiteOps. Dec. 2016
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