Sappropsi.club

Posted: September 8, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
If you see Sappropsi.club notifications regularly, you have fallen for a tactic found on this particular website. Thankfully, this online tactic is not an unsafe one, and you are not at risk of having your data or payment details collected by cybercriminals. Instead, the tactic focuses on profiting from you by exposing you to tons of paid advertisements abusing your browser's push notifications. However, for this to happen, Sappropsi.club needs to be given permission to use this feature. To achieve this, it uses misleading pop-ups and prompts, which may tell you to click 'Allow' to play a...

Visingikol.club

Posted: September 8, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Browser notifications are meant to give users a neat and convenient way to receive updates about news and posts from their favorite websites. Unfortunately, con artists have started to exploit this feature to deliver unwanted paid advertisements to Web browsers. However, there is a catch – to do this, they need to gain your permission to use your Web browser's notifications. This is why they have set up hundreds of websites like Visingikol.club. Users who stumble upon this page may be told that they have been chosen to complete a 'Human Verification' check and they need to follow the...

Totopcontent.xyz

Posted: September 8, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Totopcontent.xyz is a website dedicated to displaying a fake message that reads 'Click Allow to Continue.' Users may think that they need to complete this step to continue browsing, but we assure you that you do not need to interact with such prompts when spawned by a non-trustworthy website. Totopcontent.xyz's 'mysterious message' has nothing to do with the content that you are trying to access – if you click the 'Allow' button, you will subscribe to Totopcontent.xyz's push notifications. This alteration is not a major issue, but you are unlikely to enjoy the constant flow of content...

ConvertMySearch

Posted: September 8, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
ConvertMySearch, also known as ConvertMySearch Search, is a questionable extension for popular Web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Users are likely to end up at ConvertMySearch's download page if they are looking for a quick and easy way to convert audio, video or documents from one format to another. ConvertMySearch claims to be able to perform this task, but the truth is that it does not possess any file conversion capabilities – instead, all it does is to refer users to popular online converters for various file types. It achieves this by redirecting users to a...

Cl Ransomware

Posted: September 8, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Cl Ransomware is a file-locker Trojan from the family of the Dharma Ransomware (AKA the Crysis Ransomware). Most infections will block diverse media formats of files on the computer and deliver ransom notes that sell a possible unlocking service to the victim. Users should protect sensitive files with backups on other devices and let their anti-malware solutions delete the Cl Ransomware once they identify it. Definitively one of the largest families of file-locking Trojans in the current year, the Crysis Ransomware owes much of its widespread use by various threat actors as a...

Bella RAT

Posted: September 8, 2020 | Category: Mac Malware
The Bella RAT is a threatening piece of malware whose author has crafted it to work on macOS systems especially. The threat has been created in the Python programming language, and it boasts a wide range of features that can work even if the attacker does not have root-level permissions. If, however, Bella RAT manages to gain administrator permission on the compromised host, it will be able to cause even more mayhem. One of the Bella RAT scariest things is that its source code has been available publicly since 2017, and any wannabe cybercriminal can fetch it from a public GitHub page – this...

Baka Skimmer

Posted: September 8, 2020 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 6/10
Credit card skimmers used to be exclusive malware pieces that were crafted to work on particular Point-of-Sale (PoS) devices or automated teller machines specifically. However, as online shopping's acceptance grew, cybercriminals decided that exploring digital credit card skimmers is a viable project – this gave birth to bold projects like the newly identified Baka Skimmer. The threat, first reported by VISA, is a digital skimmer that uses advanced tricks to evade automatic security tools and malware detection software. According to the report published by VISA's cybersecurity team, the...

Toralisingaffo.club

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Toralisingaffo.club is a Web page that you may encounter while trying to download free or cracked software from non-trustworthy websites. The pop-ups that Toralisingaffo.club displays may tell you that you have to confirm your download request by clicking a button that says 'Allow.' However, this interaction's purpose is entirely different - Toralisingaffo.club's prompt is meant to ask you to grant the website permission to use browser notifications. If this is enabled, you will begin to see many notifications from Toralisingaffo.club whenever you try to browse your favorite websites. These...

Letmeleadyou.me

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
The website Letmeleadyou.me hosts a basic online tactic that may end up annoying you greatly if you do not read the instructions you see on top of your screen carefully. Letmeleadyou.me claims that users have been chosen to complete a 'human verification' check and that this is mandatory if they want to continue browsing or unlock certain content. However, users who pay close attention to the text on their screens may see that the 'Allow' button they are asked to click is meant to subscribe them to Letmeleadyou.me's push notifications. While approving this change is not unsafe, it may...

Mplexhete.club

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Online fraudsters have started to use fake websites to trick users into subscribing to their intrusive push notifications. The good news is that this con is not harmful, but it can still be a very annoying issue to deal with. Mplexhete.club is one of the many pages that host such a tactic, and in its case, it tries to trick users into thinking that they have to confirm that they are real humans and not robots. According to Mplexhete.club, the confirmation can be completed by simply clicking the 'Allow' button shown on their screens. However, the truth is that this button has nothing to do...

Provembe.club

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Online tactics are not always nefarious, and they often may exhibit relatively harmless behavior. One of the basic but common tactics as of late can be seen on Provembe.club – the page claims to host a 'human verification' check that visitors are required to complete to continue browsing. However, the website's claims are fake, and the true purpose of Provembe.club's prompts is to trick you into subscribing to the Provembe.club notifications unknowingly. Thankfully, even if you fall for this tactic, you will not be in danger – the worst that Provembe.club can do is to deliver dozens of...

Ptiledestra.club

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Seeing Ptiledestra.club's pop-ups in your Web browser means that this page will try to convince you to enable its push notifications. Of course, it will not reveal its intentions directly, because no one would agree to allow a random Web page to deliver push notifications to their Web browser. This is why Ptiledestra.club may rely on misleading instructions and messages, which may tell you to press a certain button to continue browsing. However, the interaction has nothing to do with the 'anti-robot' or 'human verification' checks that Ptiledestra.club pretends to host and, instead, it is...

Plyinsidere.club

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Plyinsidere.club is a misleading website that is likely to show up in your Web browser because of online advertisements hosted by shady Web pages. The goal of Plyinsidere.club is to convince you that you have to pass a 'human verification' or 'anti-robot' check to access more content – the page claims that you can do this by clicking the 'Allow' button shown on your screen. However, engaging with this button will result in something entirely different – it will subscribe you to Plyinsidere.club's push notification. Because of this change, you will end up seeing dozens of notifications from...

AIDS NT 2020 Ransomware

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The AIDS NT 2020 Ransomware is a file-wiping Trojan that deletes the user's media and pretends to hold it hostage. The Trojan includes a wallpaper hijacking and ransom demands, although there's no advantage to paying. Victims can disinfect their PCs with anti-malware products for removing the AIDS NT 2020 Ransomware after rebooting and disrupting the Trojan's startup routine. Since file-locker Trojans are popular and variable enormously, many victims may jump to conclusions about their security issues, according to the most apparent symptoms. However, this mistake can end up throwing...

Fappy Ransomware

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Fappy Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's a variant of Hidden Tear, a previously public domain coding project. The threat actor is demonstrating current samples through fake game cheat downloads, and Windows users should be attentive to the risks of participating in illegal file-sharing activities. Anti-malware services will remove the Fappy Ransomware and its infection attempts. Thanks to the ostensibly well-meaning code examples of Utku Sen, Hidden Tear is a not-so-minor chunk of file-locker history. Although most threat actors of 2020 prefer Ransomware-as-a-Services and...

KASP Ransomware

Posted: September 7, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The KASP Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the family of the STOP Ransomware. The KASP Ransomware prevents users from opening media files, such as documents, to hold them for ransom. Keeping appropriately-secure backups will enable an inexpensive recovery, and most anti-malware products will eliminate the KASP Ransomware as is needed. Other file-locker Trojan families are similarly-active, but the  STOP Ransomware  or the  Djvu Ransomware  retains a popularity lead over most of its competing Ransomware-as-a-Services. The newest variant, the KASP Ransomware, sticks to the...

Musgone.biz

Posted: September 4, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Users are likely to see Musgone.biz's pop-ups and messages because of shady online advertisements. If you end up seeing this page's contents, you may be tricked into thinking that a video is being loaded – however, the page says that you have to click 'Allow' to enable the video playback. Many users are likely to think that this is a legitimate promotion, but the truth is that the end purpose is to authorize Musgone.biz to display notifications in your Web browser. This change is not unsafe, and it may take a few minutes before Musgone.biz starts abusing your browser notifications. When...

Alondondon.xyz

Posted: September 4, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Alondondon.xyz is a website that uses fake messages and prompts to trick you into thinking that you need to comply with its requests to continue browsing or to access certain content. Alondondon.xyz's messages may say things like 'Press Allow to close this Window' or 'Please press Allow to Continue.' Complying with these requests has nothing to do with your Web browsing session and, instead, it is meant to get you to click a button that subscribes you to Alondondon.xyz's notifications. But why would Alondondon.xyz's creators want to trick users into subscribing to their notifications? The...

OnlineToolSearch

Posted: September 4, 2020 | Category: Mac Malware
OnlineToolSearch is a misleading Mac program that may be brought to your device via software bundles, fake downloads or misleading advertisements. According to its name, OnlineToolSearch is meant to be a search-enhancing utility, but it is questionable whether the changes it brings are helpful or not – when OnlineToolSearch is installed, it will replace your browser's default search engine with a page called 'OnlineToolSearch Search.' This change is not harmful, but you can rest assured that the search results you will start to see will not be as reliable as the ones supplied by Google,...

ExploreDivision

Posted: September 4, 2020 | Category: Mac Malware
ExploreDivision is a Mac-exclusive application that tries to promote a search engine called 'ExploreDivision Search.' However, it uses intrusive and misleading practices to lure more users to this page. The ExploreDivision utility does not have an official website or download page. Instead, it is being spread via fake downloads and software bundles that rely on misleading promises and instructions exclusively. Once ExploreDivision is planted on a Mac, it will manipulate the 'Launch Daemon' and 'Device Profile' utilities to gain persistence. ExploreDivision is marked as a Potentially...
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