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Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 444
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 29,888
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: November 24, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows is another untrustworthy website seeking to take advantage of its visitors. The site operates similarly to the countless other rogue pages that exploit the legitimate browser push notifications feature to generate revenue for their operators. Still, users should be warned that some rogue websites can show different, fake scenarios or tactics, based on factors, such as the visitor's IP address, geolocation, etc.

When infosec researchers examined, they failed to notice any content even remotely related to the popular YouTube video platform. Instead, they were greeted by misleading messages urging them to pass a CAPTCHA check. Indeed, displayed an image of a robot accompanied by a message, such as:

'Click Allow if you are not a robot'

Users who believe the site's instructions will be subscribed to the page's notifications the moment they click on the displayed button. Afterward, will be able to take advantage of the granted browser permissions to deliver unwanted advertisements to the device. The advertisements may take various forms (pop-ups, banners, notifications) and could even begin to interfere with the content on the websites visited by the users. The advertisements themselves are likely to promote additional unsafe destinations, intrusive PUPs (potentially Unwanted Programs), shady adult websites, etc.


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