Scammers Use Download Bombs to Freeze Chrome Browsers on Shady Sites

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  1. silversurfer

    silversurfer Malware Tester Silver Member

    The operators of some tech support scam websites have found a new trick to block visitors on their shady sites and scare non-technical users into paying for unneeded software or servicing fees.

    The trick relies on using JavaScript code loaded on these malicious pages to initiate thousands of file download operations that quickly take up the user's memory resources, freezing Chrome on the scammer's site.

    Full Article: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...mbs-to-freeze-chrome-browsers-on-shady-sites/
     
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