Hipermovies.icu has been created with a singular goal - to trick users into allowing it to show push notifications in their Web browser. To do so, the website generates several messages that tempt the user to click the "Allow" button. The text of the messages is designed to be misleading specifically. They either want the users to click 'Allow' to prove that they are not a robot or promise some vague benefit. In the case of Hipermovies.icu, the displayed notification is the following:
Hipermovies.icu wants to Show notifications
Please Press Allow to Continue Watch!
Falling for even just one of the messages is enough, after that Hipermovies.icu will have received the required permissions to start showing unsolicited advertisements to the user. While these social engineering tactics are not on top of the most unsafe malware lists, they can lead to increased security risks. All affected users are advised to go to the Settings tab of their browsers and revoke the permissions given to this fake website.
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