Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: January 29, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a dubious Web page created specifically to deliver questionable content to its visitors. It also runs a popular browser-based tactic, where users are tricked into subscribing to the page's push notification services under various false pretenses. The operators of the con site can then run an intrusive ad campaign that will generate monetary gains.

Sites like have been flooding the Internet for quite a while now and they all operate in a virtually identical manner. The hoax page will pretend to be conducting a CAPTCHA check or imply that users will gain access to various content (adult materials, a video, or a file that is now available for download). Supposedly, the only requirement is for the users to click on the displayed 'Allow' button. However, what these sites do not say, is that clicking the button serves a wholly different purpose - subscribing the user to the page's notification services. has been observed to display messages such as:

'To access the video, click 'Allow'

'If you are 18+ click Allow'

'To access, click Allow'

The dubious page will abuse its browser permissions to deliver shady advertisements to the user's computer or device. The advertisements may employ equally manipulative social-engineering tactics and then redirect users to suspicious or outright unsafe websites.


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