Click Hijacking

What is click hijacking?

Click hijacking, also known as “clickjacking,” is a type of attribution fraud often generated by mobile malware. It’s used to trick users into clicking on website elements without their knowledge or consent. This is typically achieved by overlaying disguised UI elements over legitimate website elements.

Click hijacking malware is often embedded in legitimate-looking apps and can hardly be detected by users. A fraudulent click report from a different ad network is created and sent immediately after a legitimate click is detected, claiming the last-touch position for the app install event. The legitimate click is therefore hijacked.