Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 2,203
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,955
First Seen: August 11, 2022
Last Seen: February 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The website fails to provide users with any meaningful content. However, it is likely that doing so is not among the page's main priorities. Instead, infosec researchers have observed displaying various deceptive and clickbait messages, in an attempt to trick visitors into enabling its push notifications.

This particular behavior has been propagated by countless other rogue websites that also exploit the legitimate push notifications browser feature as a way to earn monetary gains for their operators. It also should be noted that typically pages such as are not opened intentionally. In the vast majority of cases, users land on these hoax sites as a result of forced redirects, rogue advertising networks, or intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

The exact lure scenario displayed by could vary from user to user, based on factors, such as IP addresses, geolocation and possibly others. The site has been confirmed to pretend as if its visitors must pass a CAPTCHA check. Users will be shown an image of a robot and a variation of the following message:

'Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot'

Thanks to the browser permissions associated with the push notifications feature, will be able to start delivering numerous, annoying advertisements to the user's device. The generated advertisements should be approached with caution, as they could be promoting additional unsafe destinations, fake giveaways, phishing schemes, technical support tactics and more. In addition, may further redirect users to other, similarly untrustworthy sites. One option includes a page designed to trigger the download of a file, potentially risky behavior, as the file may contain adware, browser hijackers or PUPs.


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