Cases of internet fraud often occur when a user sees an interesting offer and sends a payment to hackers, or signs up for a paid service when they register on a site using their mobile phone or send an SMS to a mobile number. Yandex.Browser tracks fraudulent sites and blocks them.
The situations described below may occur if you visit fraudulent or infected sites (please note that a website that was secure yesterday may be infected today). They may also be the result of malware on your computer.
You receive an activation code on your phone and are asked to enter it on the site.
You send the text message. The cost of sending the message is higher than the normal rate to send an SMS. In addition, the website may not contain any information on prices, or this information is hidden away in an unnoticeable location on the site.
Immediately after you send the SMS to a mobile number, a certain amount is deducted from your phone account. In some cases, money starts being withdrawn on a daily basis.
Yandex keeps track of sites that are linked to internet fraud and phishing and saves their URLs in a special database. If you try to visit a site that is linked to internet fraud, Yandex.Browser blocks the dangerous webpage and informs you of it. You receive a message in your browser window and the icon will appear on the right side of the SmartBox.
We strongly recommend that you do not visit this type of website. Visiting these types of resources can be dangerous for the following reasons:
The Protect system's database of infected and fraudulent websites contains more than 80,000 websites. However, some websites might not be included in the database if no complaints were received about it. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from hackers:
To disable malware protection
If you believe that your website has been mistakenly included in the list of websites suspected of internet fraud, please contact us using the feedback form.