Sterthreat.top is a deceptive website that tries to trick anyone who lands on it into subscribing to its push notification services. The website itself is virtually identical to the countless other websites that are also perpetuating this Web browser tactic. More and more such websites are emerging every single day, and the trend appears not to be slowing down.
The main scenario run in this tactic, and the one employed by Sterthreat.top, is to pretend to conduct a captcha check for bots. Prominently displayed across the webpage is a message similar to:
'Click ALLOW to confirm that you are not a robot!'
In addition, several fake alerts or error messages also can be generated. One such example is - 'Sterthreat.top says: CLICK ALLOW TO CLOSE THIS PAGE.' Users who fall for the trap will be subjected to a stream of unwanted advertisements. The rate at which the advertisements are being generated could start to interfere with the normal use of the compromised device.
Furthermore, the advertisements themselves could represent increases security risks as they could redirect users to dubious third-party websites trying to peddle various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) or fake software updates.