Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,728
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,641
First Seen: May 30, 2022
Last Seen: November 16, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The website doesn't concern itself with any relevant information or data whatsoever. After all, that is not one of the primary objectives of the page. Instead, what users who land on the site will see, are various online tactics. The exact scenario pushed by the page could be dependent on the visitor's geolocation, which is determined by analyzing the incoming IP addresses. Data-informative also could be capable of matching the language of its messages to the country of the user through the same technique.

In general, untrustworthy pages, such as try to generate monetary gains for their operators via the delivery of unwanted advertisements. This popular browser-based tactic exploits the legitimate push notification feature. Users are presented with various misleading messages that lure them into unknowingly enabling the page's notifications. One of the most widely used fake scenarios consists of the hoax page pretending to do a CAPTCHA check. There is a high chance that users will be presented with an image containing a robot and a message similar to:

'Press Allow to verify that you are not a robot!'

'Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot'

The advertisements delivered by rogue websites and other similarly untrustworthy sources should be approached with caution. Users who interact with them could trigger forced redirects to additional unsafe destinations, such as fake giveaways, dubious betting platforms, adult-oriented sites and more.


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