Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 3,399
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,486
First Seen: February 13, 2022
Last Seen: November 14, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows starts to deceive users right from its name. Indeed, those that have been unlucky enough to land on the page will discover that it is mostly empty with no content related to topical or developing news events. Instead, what users will be presented with are various clickbait and manipulative messages trying to lure them into clicking the shown 'Allow' button. However, what the site doesn't explicitly state, is that users who click the button will be subscribing to the page's push notification services.

The exact scenario employed by could vary based on factors, such as the user's IP address, geolocation, browser type and possibly more. Still, the site has been confirmed to display a video that is encountering some unspecified issue and cannot be played. When the 'Allow' button is pressed, the site will switch to a fake progress bar and cause an unwanted redirect to another equally untrustworthy page.

Typically, the advertisements delivered via the push notification of these websites are tasked with promoting additional schemes, fake giveaways, phishing schemes, shady adult pages or suspicious online games and betting platforms. Users also could encounter offers to download various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) disguised as seemingly useful applications.


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