Funtoday.info

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 921
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 14,479
First Seen: June 11, 2013
Last Seen: November 24, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Funtoday.info, despite its name, will likely fail to amuse its visitors. Instead, the site has been observed displaying various, misleading or clickbait messages as part of online tactics. The rogue website is likely to try and take advantage of its unsuspecting visitors by tricking them into enabling its push notifications. However, many questionable pages of this type analyze the incoming IP addresses to determine each user's geolocation and then apply tactics based on it.

Funtoday.info can greet visitors with an image of a confused robot and a message similar to 'Click Allow if you are not a robot.' The implication is that users must pass a CAPTCHA check to proceed to the page's actual content. In reality, this is all a ruse, and such additional content is unlikely to even exist. Instead, pressing the button will allow Funtoday.info to start delivering unwanted advertisements to the user's device by exploiting the legitimate browser push notifications feature.

Apart from proving to be an annoying distraction, the generated advertisements could promote additional, dubious and outright unsafe destinations (phishing tactics, technical support frauds, fake giveaways, etc.). Users also may see advertisements for seemingly legitimate applications that turn out to be adware, browser hijackers and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) in disguise.

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