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Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 317
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 22,413
First Seen: October 13, 2022
Last Seen: May 25, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a website that runs a popular browser-based tactic. Even though infosec researchers have observed the page displaying this particular scheme, this may not always be the case, as many rogue sites of this type can modify their behavior based on factors, such as visitors' IP addresses and geolocations.

One of the false scenarios seen on the site involves lure messages implying that users must pass a CAPTCHA check to see the content available on Unfortunately, this is just a way to trick visitors, as there is no such useful content on the page. The shown messages could be a variation of:

'Click Allow if you are not a robot'

If successful, the site will receive important browser permission and become capable of generating intrusive advertisements on the user's device. The advertisements could be shown in the form of banners, pop-ups, notifications and more. Users should keep in mind at the advertisements delivered by such unfamiliar sources may be promoting additional, dubious destinations. It is not uncommon for these advertisements to promote fake giveaways, phishing tactics, technical support schemes, shady adult pages and more. Even clicking on the presented 'Allow' button could take users to such undesirable locations via forced redirects.


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