Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,556
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 55
First Seen: May 31, 2023
Last Seen: September 29, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

During the investigation of suspicious websites, infosec researchers discovered the rogue page. This particular Web page has been specifically designed to promote online tactics and engage in the delivery of browser notification spam. Additionally, users who visit this rogue page may also be subject to redirections to other websites, which are often associated with untrustworthy or potentially unsafe activities.

Remember that the majority of visitors to and similar pages typically arrive at these sites through redirects facilitated by Web pages that employ rogue advertising networks. These networks play a significant role in directing unsuspecting users to rogue pages, increasing the chances of exposure to deceptive content and potential threats.

Don’t Trust the Claims of Rogue Sites Like

The behavior exhibited by rogue websites can vary based on the IP address or geolocation of the visitor. This means that the content encountered on these websites may be tailored or influenced by this data.

During the research, it was observed that was engaged in a phishing scheme that specifically targeted email addresses and other sensitive information. The fraudulent scheme falsely claims that users could test and keep Apple Airpod Max headphones. To participate in this supposed opportunity, users are instructed to provide their email address, ZIP code and potentially other data.

Tactics that aim to collect email addresses typically intend to utilize them for the purpose of sending spam. These deceptive emails are often employed to facilitate various types of schemes, including phishing, sextortion, tech support, inheritance and lottery, among others. Additionally, they also are used as a means to distribute PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and propagate unsafe activities.

Furthermore, may request permission to send browser notifications. If granted, the website would then likely proceed to flood users with advertisements promoting online tactics, unreliable or harmful software and even malware. This can result in users being exposed to deceptive and potentially unsafe content, further exacerbating the risks associated with engaging with such rogue websites.

It is Necessary to Stop the Notifications Coming from Unfamiliar or Unreliable Sources

A good first action is to review and adjust the browser settings that manage site notifications. This can be done by accessing the browser's settings or preferences section and navigating to the notifications or permissions section. Here, users can examine the list of websites that have permission to send notifications and revoke access for any suspicious or unwanted sources.

Secondly, users should exercise caution when encountering prompts or pop-ups that request permission to send notifications. PC users should read and consider the content of these requests carefully before granting permission. If the request appears to be from an unfamiliar or untrusted website, it is generally recommended to decline the notification access.

Additionally, users can install and maintain reliable ad-blocking and anti-malware extensions or software. These gadgets can help to identify and block intrusive notifications from unsafe or deceptive sources, reducing the chances of encountering spam browser notifications.

Furthermore, users should be vigilant while browsing and avoid clicking suspicious or unfamiliar links. Some websites may attempt to trick users into granting notification access through deceptive techniques or misleading content. By exercising caution and refraining from engaging with such content, users can minimize the likelihood of encountering browser notification spam.

Lastly, if users continue to receive unwanted browser notifications from dubious sources, they can consider resetting their browser settings to their default configuration. This can help remove any unauthorized permission settings and restore the browser to a clean state.

By adopting these preventive measures and staying vigilant, users can effectively stop or minimize the receipt of browser notification spam from dubious sources, enhancing their overall browsing experience and safeguarding against potential risks.

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