Friday, June 16, 2017

iPhone popup malvertising adware claims I have "4 Virus", tries to sell fake removal software

Today, while visiting a Guardian article on anti-gay attitudes in Indonesia on my iPhone6, I kept getting popup urging me to download anti-virus softeare and claiming my phone was “28.1% infected” by the “4 Virus”.  It claimed I had visited adult web sites (I hadn’t).  That’s a dangerous claim. That could be related to other malware claiming you have child pornography.

Note the misuse of the Google trademark, also.

It’s a little concerning because I had popups turned off.  It happened only on this site, and I deleted the cache and cookies afterward.

Interesting article is here,  Here’s something more directly related.

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