Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,244
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 12,575
First Seen: April 12, 2022
Last Seen: February 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a page that is not interested at all in providing any meaningful service to its visitors. Instead, it operates in a virtually identical manner as all the other deceptive websites that have been put on the Internet with the sole purpose of running a browser-based tactic. Indeed, relies heavily on clickbait messages and social-engineering tactics to trick users into unknowingly subscribing to its push notification services.

One of the potential scenarios that users may encounter, consists of the dubious page pretending to be doing a CAPTCHA check. A message similar to 'Click Allow if you are not a robot' could be shown alongside an image of a confused robot. Despite the implication, the 'Allow' button has a completely different function and clicking it will enable the site's push notifications.

Hoax pages often take advantage of this legitimate browser feature to generate monetary proceeds for their operators via intrusive advertising campaigns. Affected users may notice a significant increase in the advertisements seen while browsing the Internet. More importantly, the shown advertisements cannot be trusted. They may employ similar underhanded techniques to promote more schemes, fake giveaways, phishing sites, intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), etc.


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