Visited porn sites? You are infected! (Top most dangerous sites)

by Olivia Morelli - -

Secret visits to porn sites might end up with unpleasant consequences

The example of porn site infection

According to the statistics, 40 million of Americans are visiting porn sites regularly, and every second 28,258 users are watching adult oriented content on various Internet websites.[1] There’s no doubt that cyber criminals are aware of these statistics and creating new ways to reach people who are looking for visual stimulation and do not know how to avoid possible threats.[2]

Therefore, millions of computer users not only in the United States put their computers, data, and privacy at risk every single minute. Such sites usually include various cyber infections, such as Fuq.Com virus that might flood Internet browser with disturbing advertisements after visiting this adult website. However, it's not the worst scenario.

Security experts and virus researchers have already announced that almost each of super-popular porn sites is infected with malware. In fact, there is an enormous possibility to get infected[3] while watching videos or looking thru photos of naked women (or men) on pornographic domains.

Viruses that hide in these domains are capable of stealing personal information,[4] encrypting files[5] and making their victims share their money with hackers. In other words, one minor threat can lead you to huge problems.

Dangers that might hide in the popular adult websites

Still thinking that you are too wise to get infected while on an adult site? Above is a list of the most popular sites that have recently been used for spreading malware. We can guess that some of these URLs will be familiar to you.

  • Hamster. Is this your favorite site? Beware that just several weeks ago this adult-oriented site was caught spreading ransomware via Sex Messenger ads. Those, who were tricked into clicking these ads, were fooled into downloading a serious cyber threat on their computers.

    Before it infects the system, ransomware tries to make sure itself that the potential victim is a human. After getting the approval that it is dealing with a right person, a virus blocks the affected PC system and causes a malicious warning filled with invented accusations of illegal activity (distribution of malware, the use of illegal content, etc.). Affected users could also see a requirement to pay a fine, which was said to be the only way to unblock computer.

  • PornHub and YouPorn. Like visiting PornHub or YouPorn? Make sure to stay away from their banners the next time you are visiting any of these websites. According to the latest announcements, their developers have just removed the malicious code called cookiecheck.js from both of these sites. It is known that the code was used for distributing malware, such as Trojans and ransomware.

    Some part of PornHub visitors claim that their PCs were affected by a Trojan horse, others say that they were locked by ransomware. Sincerely, there is no much difference between these two threats because they both are seriously dangerous, and you can lose your money or your personal information (which can also lead you to the money loss as well) when having them on your computer.

  • Redtube. Have you been opting for RedTube instead of Red Light District? Beware that the homepage of this website was recently infected by hackers, so visiting it can lead you to malicious websites used for spreading Trojan horses, spyware programs, keyloggers and other viruses.

    Beware that these threats can hide in your computer as long as they manage to collect a required amount of data. They can additionally transfer this information (your logins, passwords, banking data and so on) to their owners or can even give them remote access to your computer. At the moment of writing, RedTube looks safe.

  • xvideos. Watching sexy videos is your favorite way to entertain yourself? Be careful with xvideos domain, which was infecting its visitors with ransomware. According to them, they were tricked into downloading this threat to their computers after clicking on a misleading advertisement promoting a sexy chat called Sex Messenger. In fact, that is the same messenger, which was noticed on Hamster as well.

What to do after an unfortunate visit to the pornographic website

Fortunately, each of these sites is already fixed, and you can visit them if you want to. However, you can never be sure when new cyber threats will be injected into previously mentioned or new adult-themed sites. For this reason, would like to give you one simple advice at the end of this post.

If your computer was infected right after visiting a porn site, instead of going to computer technicians for help, try scanning your machine with the reliable anti-spyware. Believe us, everyone is smart enough to understand what activities you were up to when you got infected with your virus.

About the author

Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

About Olivia Morelli  Olivia Morelli is News Editor at 2-Spyware.com. She covers topics such as computer protection, latest malware trends, software vulnerabilities, data breaches, and more. More

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