Tackling Fake Downloads in Mobile App Markets — Lessons Learned from Huawei App Store

In this story, I will introduce my recent research work with Huawei and the U. of Rochester on characterizing download fraud in mobile App markets. As far as I know, it is the first research work dealing with this problem. From this story, you will know:

  • Three types of download fraud and their properties;
  • Eighteen features and their contributions to detecting specific fraud types;
  • How fraudsters work on injecting fake downloads and…