Posts Tagged ‘iOS’

SearchLee redirect on macOS/iOS

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

In a recent move, an ill-famed Mac malware gang has unleashed a new browser hijacker that constantly forces hits to searchlee.com.

Once again, Macs are in the crosshairs of bad actors who keep piggybacking on a surefire web traffic monetization scheme through aggressive redirects. This rising campaign involves a predatory application that takes over a victim’s default browser to push SearchLee, a rogue service mimicking a garden-variety search provider. The resulting page contains nothing but a search box and a few technicalities in the footer such as the privacy policy and terms of use. Although at first blush it doesn’t seem harmful at all, there are pitfalls lying beneath the external normality. First off, you aren’t likely to ever visit searchlee.com unless you test malware like we do, or unless your Mac has been infiltrated by a virus that’s wreaking havoc with all things web surfing.
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