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’647-360-4456′ Pop-Up

Posted: June 8, 2015

Threat Metric

Ranking: 14,889
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 717
First Seen: June 8, 2015
Last Seen: September 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The '647-360-4456' pop-up is a fraudulent security alert claiming to warn PC users of phishing attacks and threatening websites. Although the '647-360-4456' pop-up, ironically, is associated with an actual phishing site, its security recommendations merely put the computer user into contact with con artists attempting to collect information. You should scan your PC after any form of unprotected contact with the '647-360-4456' pop-up or sites associated with the '647-360-4456' pop-up. Malware experts also would urge you to avoid offering protected information to individuals through the 647-360-4456 line.

A Report on the Latest Phishing Domains

The '647-360-4456' pop-up, primarily associated with newly-registered macyreport.com, is a pop-up attack that misleads computer users into consulting a fake technical support company. Like similar pop-ups that can see through scamware, adware extensions and compromised websites, the '647-360-4456' pop-up claims to have detected security problems with your PC that require immediate resolution. Unlike a legitimate warning message, the '647-360-4456' pop-up always displays its alert, even for uninfected PCs, and recommends that any readers contact its technical company through the prominent phone number.

Malware researchers managed to link the '647-360-4456' pop-up to a fresh series of rotating phishing domains, all of which use similar tactics from the same IP address. Other toxic sites that also may use the '647-360-4456' pop-up include spanoid.info, thehummingnotes.com, lebagoodboxc.com, and windows-errorx.com. Since most domains linked to the use of the '647-360-4456' pop-up tactics have registrations dating to late May 2015, most PC security companies have yet to classify them appropriately. However, a minority of Web safety organizations have identified all of these sites, including the '647-360-4456' pop-up's macyreport.com, as staging grounds for phishing attacks.

Keeping a '647-360-4456' Pop-Up from Popping into Your Wallet

The '647-360-4456' pop-up may host threatening content, such as corrupted scripts, independent of its primary strategy. However, the foremost danger in any phishing attack is its appeal for tricking computer users into transferring information over to third parties. Credit card details and other information given to a '647-360-4456' pop-up's 'technical support' company should be assumed to be compromised and at risk of enabling fraudulent cash charges. Likewise, PC users who avoid giving away information, and make use of high browser security, should be at a minimum of risk from the '647-360-4456' pop-up.

The '647-360-4456' pop-up is most often seen targeting users of Safari, a browser favored for Mac brand OSes. However, Windows users and even mobile phone users also are at risk. Malware experts have seen a minority of the '647-360-4456' pop-up attacks related to the presence of PUPs or threats, which may force your browser to launch these windows repeatedly. Regardless of the presence or dearth of any other symptoms, such programs always should be removed through the dutiful application of a good anti-malware or anti-adware scanner.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

file.exe File name: file.exe
Size: 1.72 MB (1729536 bytes)
MD5: 3d0f6b27f40efe1ca8fe625aaabb5c6a
Detection count: 66
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 20, 2020