Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,624
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 19,575
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: February 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Herdthan.com is yet another page that relies on misleading messages to get unsuspecting users into subscribing to its push notification services. There are countless such hoax websites on the Internet and more are emerging almost daily. Some examples are People-around.me, Get-positive.net and Icewaterhous.xyz.

The goal of all these deceptive sites is to generate monetary gains for their creators. They achieve this goal through social-engineering tactics designed to lure visitors into clicking the displayed 'Allow' button. All users who follow the instructions will be subscribed to the page's push notification services. Afterward, the questionable site will be able to deliver intrusive advertisements to the affected device. The ads themselves could lead to more shady places where users could be exposed to online tactics, fake giveaways, phishing schemes, offers to install PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and more.

The most widely abused scenario is for the page in question to pretend to be carrying out a CAPTCHA check for bots. However, Herdthan.com has been observed to employ a different lure. It states that the only way to gain access to a supposed video is to click 'Allow.' The exact message may be a variation of:

'Click 'Allow,' to watch video'

Users should not trust any such messages or notifications delivered by random websites. If you have already fallen for one of their traps, do not fret! To stop Herdthan.com, or any other website of such questionable nature, try going through your browser's settings until you find the 'Permissions' or 'Notifications' section. Then, revoke everything that has been granted to the con page.


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