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Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,755
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 127
First Seen: July 18, 2022
Last Seen: November 15, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users who find themselves landing on the website should be careful. The page has been observed showing various misleading and clickbait messages to trick its visitors into enabling its push notifications. This particular behavior has been utilized by countless untrustworthy pages, in an attempt to generate monetary gains for their operators. This specific tactic takes advantage of the legitimate push notifications browser feature.

The hoax websites will pretend that users must click the shown 'Allow' button. Depending on the exact scenario, the dubious page may claim that the button will grant users access to a video clip, a file ready for download, etc. One of the most commonly seen scenarios claims that users must pass a CAPTCHA check and clicking 'Allow' will prove that they are not robots. In reality, users who follow the instructions will unknowingly be subscribed to the site's notifications.

This could result in a consistent influx of unwanted and untrustworthy advertisements. The generated advertisements could drastically impact the user experience on the affected device, but more importantly, they could be promoting additional schemes or even unsafe destinations. It is not uncommon for the advertisements associated with such unproven sources to promote fake giveaways, phishing portals, shady online gaming platforms and more. Furthermore, interacting with may trigger unwanted redirects. The site has been confirmed to take users to a suspicious betting platform. 


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