Internet Porn Sites – Beware Of Malware

More than a third of web content is pornography

adult contentPornography accounted for more than a third of all content on the World Wide Web (WWW) last year. According to a study by the security company Optenet, no other category has such a high share. A total of 155 million websites present pornographic content to users. This corresponds to 35 percent of the total web offering. Compared to the previous year, the share has decreased by 1 percentage point, but due to the growth of the entire web offering, the absolute number of pornographic sites also increased.

In second place is the e-commerce sector. Its pages make up 11 percent of the web. Travel sites and pure advertising offers each account for 7 percent. However, the most diverse forms of discussion forums are somewhat more widespread at 7.3 percent.

Only 2.09 percent of websites host educational offerings. According to the study, music accounts for 1.84 percent.

The authors of the study emphasized that illegal or at least questionable content makes up a relatively small proportion, but is subject to strong growth. Websites with child pornography increased by 18.4 percent. The number of offers and forums glorifying anorexia and bulimia even rose by 470 percent. According to the study, sites glorifying violence and racist sites each increased by 70 percent.

The Germans are world champions in porn movies. Who would have thought that? With 12.4 percent of the worldwide traffic of pornographic content, we are ahead of Spain, England and the USA.

41.8 percent of users end up with virus infection after visiting adult sites.

Kaspersky has now published a study that should not exactly please the many users of porn sites. Although the analysis of the security experts refers to the German market, since the domestic users of Internet porn sites tick similarly, it probably also applies to a large extent to Austria.

Virus Catapults

According to Kaspersky, three out of four adult users use Internet sites with their electronic devices (computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone) whose content is clearly intended for adults only. 61.1 percent even do this at least once a day. However, 41.8 percent have already caught a virus (malware) when visiting such websites. In terms of “cyber prevention”, not everyone is adequately prepared. The site owners or website hosts usually aren’t responsible for the malware, since the viruses are usually infiltrated by hackers. Porn platforms are mostly hosted with common hosting providers, like any other website. Such hosts are listed on http://www.peer-server.com/porn-vps/.

Cyber Criminals Exploit This Shame

However, users tend to be embarrassed by the call for relevant Internet content. If there is a virus infection as a result of visiting such sites, 26 percent try to blame other family members or friends for it. One in five has already denied an infection as a result of calling up the relevant content. Cybercriminals deliberately use this shame to spread malware through pornographic content.

In fact, this type of malware is falling on fertile ground because, according to the Kaspersky study, 9.4 percent of respondents in Germany cannot say or are not sure whether a protection solution is installed on their computers or other devices. One reason for this is probably the misconception that there is generally no risk of infection with smartphones and tablets. After all, 12.3 percent of the interviewed adults are of this opinion. And even every fourth person believes that only setting the browser to private mode or deleting the list of visited websites can prevent a virus infection.

Special Malware for Porn Content

adult website virus“When it comes to safe surfing, adults are standing there with their pants down, because many of them don’t use cyber contraception,” says a spokesperson at Kaspersky Lab. “In 2017 alone, we found 27 variants of PC malware that were specifically designed to intercept the credentials of websites with pornographic paid content. Adult content sites are so attractive to cybercriminals because they can infect an enormous number of users and users are less likely to report an infection because of the embarrassing circumstances. Kaspersky Lab identifies approximately 322,800 malware bugs every day that can be used to steal identities, destroy computer files or blackmail Internet users.”

Website owners who find out that their server is infected, get advice here: https://www.ispsystem.com/news/remove-virus-from-website.

Android Also In Focus

Mobile malware also likes to hide behind adult content. For example, security experts in the worldwide survey have identified more than 23 families of Android malware who camouflage their true functionality with pornographic promises. In 2017, 25.4 percent (at least 1.2 million) of mobile users experienced at least one attack with mobile malware associated with adult content.

Protection against malware infection is provided by comprehensive cross-platform cyber security solutions, also by Kaspersky, for instance.

Lurking Dangers With Popular Adult Sites

Do you still think something like this could not happen to you? Below you can find a list of popular websites that have recently been misused to spread malware. You may have heard of some of them before.

xvideos. Caution on world’s no.1 porn platform, as it infected its visitors with Ransomware. According to those affected, they were tricked into downloading the threat by a misleading ad for an erotic chat called Sex Messenger. This same messenger was offered on Hamster:

Hamster. A few weeks ago, it was discovered that the site was spreading malware using ads for Sex Messenger. Those who fell for the ads and clicked on them were tricked into downloading a serious cyber threat on their computer.

However, before the system becomes infected, the Ransomware makes sure that the potential victim is a person. Once this has been confirmed, a virus locks the computer system and displays a warning with fictitious allegations of illegal activity (distribution of malware, use of illegal content, etc.).
Affected computer users were also asked to pay a fine, which is the only way to unlock the computer.

PornHub and YouPorn. With these websites, you should definitely make sure you don’t click on their banners the next time you visit them. According to the latest announcement, the developers recently removed the malicious code cookiecheck.js from both sides.

It is well known that the code was used to spread malware such as Trojans and malware. Some visitors to PornHub have announced that their systems have been infected by Trojans, while others have been infected by ransomware.

However, there is not much difference between the two threats, as both are very dangerous and can lead to loss of money and disclosure of personal data (which can also result in loss of money).

Redtube. Redtube’s home page has recently been infected by hackers, so a visit to this page may result in a visit to malicious websites spreading Trojans, spyware, keyloggers and other types of viruses. Such threats can hide in your computer until they have collected the amount of data you need.
The data (login data, passwords, bank details, etc.) is then transferred to the person responsible. In this way he can also gain access to the computer. At the moment, however, RedTube appears to be secure.

What To Do After An Unfortunate Visit To A Porn Site

All websites listed here have fortunately been repaired and can therefore be visited. However, this does not mean that you should not be careful in the future.

We would therefore like to give you some simple advice. If your computer has been infected by visiting a porn site, simply scan it with reliable anti-spyware instead of paying the high cost of a computer technician.