EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||April 11, 2022|
|Last Seen:||November 16, 2022|
Gossip-celeb-news.com, despite its name, doesn't provide any content related to celebrities, gossip or news. It is a mostly empty website created for the sole reason to proliferate a popular browser-based tactic. Indeed, it tries to convince any visitor to click the displayed 'Allow' button and enable the page's push notifications services unknowingly.
This particular scheme has been observed on countless other equally dubious websites already. One of the fake scenarios they use involves pretending to do a CAPTCHA check with users instructed to click the button to prove that they are not robots. Gossip-celeb-news.com, on the other hand, has been observed to rely on a different tactic. It promises users access to age-restricted content upon clicking 'Allow.'
Of course, once the site has received the browser permissions associated with the otherwise legitimate push notifications feature, it will proceed to abuse them by running an intrusive ad campaign. Affected users will start encountering far more unwanted advertisements while browsing, causing a significantly diminished user experience. More importantly, the displayed advertisements could use similar clickbait tactics to promote additional scam pages, phishing platforms, shady adult-oriented portals, spread PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), etc.