NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, June 6, 2014

Fake Pirate Bay Uses Tricks To Push Unwanted Software Posted by Sean @ 12:48 GMT

This is piratebay.com.


It's a cheap knockoff imitation of The Pirate Bay.

If you "search" for something — you'll be offered a custom named executable to download.

Buried at the bottom of the page is this disclaimer:

piratebay.com, disclaimer

"Additional software may be offered to you"?

Yeah… indeed it will.

And the "decline" button is white text on gray on more gray. Very duplicitous.

piratebay.com, app discovery

In all, several applications are installed.

Given the target audience, this probably takes advantage of kids.

Lame. To be avoid. Our Internet Security detects the installer accordingly.