A Russian Propagandist Ran An Ad In The Washington Post — And Then Ran Victory Laps In Russian Media
When Alexander Malkevich wanted to free two Russians being held in Libya, he turned to an unlikely place — the American media.
Google made the link a valuable commodity, so hackers are compromising sites and then getting paid to inject links.
There's An Underground Economy Selling Links From The New York Times, BBC, CNN, And Other Big News Sites
“I'm very impressed,” wrote a satisfied customer who paid to have a link in an old New York Times article redirected to their website.
“It's kind of entertaining what a horrible shitshow it's turned into," a former editor of the Frisky told BuzzFeed News.