Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,671
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 337
First Seen: November 23, 2022
Last Seen: May 24, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows has been classified as a rogue website running online tactics. Indeed, users are highly unlikely to find any useful content on the page. Instead, they could see various, misleading messages and fake scenarios. A common capability of untrustworthy websites, such as, is adjusting the dubious content they show based on each user's IP address, geolocation and possibly other factors.

The tactic that infosec researchers encountered on attempted to trick them into subscribing to the page's push notifications. The site pretended as if a video is unable to be played, as it is stuck while loading. An arrow will point toward a displayed 'Allow' button accompanied by a message similar to:

'Click 'Allow' to confirm that you are not a robot'

The implication is clear - if users wish to access the video, they must pass a CAPTCHA check. In reality, all of this is fake, and the site's only goal is to obtain the browser permissions associated with the push notifications feature.

If successful, will be able to generate and deliver numerous, unwanted advertisements on the user's device. The advertisements may be presented as banners, pop-ups, and notifications. The advertisements may be used as promotional materials for additional, unsafe destinatios or to push intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) under the guise of seemingly legitimate applications.


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