Obfuscated URL

Classification

Malware

Other

W32

Obfuscated URL, Exploit.obfuscatedurl.gen

Summary

An obfuscated URL is a URL that has been modified to conceal the legitimate location of a web-based resource, such as a website or server.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

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Technical Details

A Universal Resource Locator (URL) is a text string used to identify resources on the Internet, such as a website or server.

Obfuscating URLs is a common tactic used in various, usually undesirable or outrightly malicious ways:

  • By spam or phishing operations, to hide the real location of the resource generating the unsolicited emails
  • In misleading or fraudulent site redirects that draw unwitting users onto malicious websites
  • In web-based attacks such as a cross site scriptingattack, in order to hide the origin of the attack

And so on.

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