EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||May 23, 2022|
|Last Seen:||April 16, 2023|
The Playgamego.xyz page doesn't contain any games that its visitors could play. Instead, the website is another rogue page, designed specifically to proliferate a popular browser-based tactic. Through the use of deceptive clickbait or social-engineering tactics, Playgamego.xyz attempts to lure visitors into enabling its push notifications. The exact behavior of the page is practically indistinguishable from that of the countless other rogue websites running the same scheme.
When analyzing the page, cybersecurity researchers were presented with a video window that was supposedly stuck in an endless loading cycle. The implication is that users must press the shown 'Allow' button to gain access to the video. Of course, there is no additional content on the page and all of this is just a ploy to receive the browser permissions associated with the push notifications feature. Keep in mind, that most of these hoax websites are capable of picking different false scenarios to show to users based on factors, such as the incoming IP addresses and users' geolocations.
If successful, Playgamego.xyz will proceed to deliver intrusive and unwanted advertisements via the affected browser. The advertisements are highly unlikely to be for legitimate products. Most users will be shown advertisements for dubious destinations that could turn out to be phishing portals, fake giveaways, platforms spreading intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and more.