Threat Database Rogue Websites

Infosec researches have confirmed that users who land on the page will, in fact, not be able to see funny news on it. To be more precise, the site doesn't contain any meaningful content, as that is simply not a part of its priorities. Instead, its sole purpose is to perform a browser-based scam that exploits the push notifications feature.

This particular tactic is being proliferated by countless Web pages virtually indistinguishable from All of them rely heavily on clickbait messages and other social engineering tactics to mask their true intentions. Indeed, users would often be presented with fake CAPTCHA checks, misleading messages about being able to watch an unspecified video, downloading files, etc. In most cases, the exact text of these alerts or warnings doesn't matter, as their only goal is to lure the visitor into pressing the displayed 'Allow' button.

If successful, will receive the necessary browser permissions to start running an intrusive ad campaign via the affected browsers. Users could start experiencing a severely diminished browsing experience due to the significant increase in the encouraged advertisements. More importantly, these advertisements should not be trusted. Hoax websites often deliver advertisements promoting PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), phishing portals, fake giveaways, suspicious adult pages and more.


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