I found multiple phishing website that pretends to be the brave home page

I was searching for the download for Brave when the first result was a phishing link. After that i kept finding more and more of these phishing links. Here is a list of the ones I found:

3 Likes

Thanks for reporting these.

The first one is indeed impersonating Brave and linking to a different Android browser. I have reported it to Google Safe Browsing.

The second one actually includes disclaimers that it’s not affiliated with Brave and it appears to link directly to the real Brave website for the downloads. It doesn’t appear to be malicious for now.

2 Likes

Thankyou, I remember seeing more so there are more of these out there.

1 Like

Please feel free to share any other ones you see. We will take action on them as appropriate.

1 Like

Here are more:

`

Thanks for these. We are aware of the first one. They were part of the old referral program and aren’t anymore. We’ve asked them to take down their page and they haven’t responded. At least they’re linking to the real Brave installer.

The second one is not pretending to be Brave and is serving the real binaries (they redirect to https://referrals.brave.com/latest/BraveBrowserSetup32.exe), so it’s allowed.

1 Like

I sorry to keep posting links which are not phishing.

I think this one is not one of the referral sites:
https://bravebrowserpro.com

Here is another:

That’s a confusing one. It does seem to only link to the real Brave entry on the play store though: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brave.browser&hl=en&gl=US

Hm, none of the download buttons seem to work on that one.

1 Like

I have found some too! If I have sent some false links please contact me. Idk if they are malicious: https://www.filehorse.com/download-brave-browser-64/, http://brave.findmysoft.com/, https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Brave.shtml, https://appsonwindows.com/apk/7786891/, https://portapps.io/app/brave-portable/, https://www.filehen.com/brave-browser-free-download/

Thank you for replying. If I find more that is actually phishing websites I will send it!

1 Like

I found some right away! I just searched Brave browser free download no virus and I got so MANY phishing or probably malicious websites… https://m.apkpure.com/brave-browser-private-ads-block/com.brave.browser, https://brave.en.aptoide.com/app, https://softsharenet.com/brave-browser-download/5839/, https://www.apkmonk.com/app/com.brave.browser/, https://webforpc.net/brave-browser-free-download. Let me know if some are false and I’m happy to help you take down the phishing websites. And I’m sorry to bother you if I posted some non phishing links

1 Like

The Android ones are difficult to check, but this one is fine:

On the other hand, this one appears malicious given the password on the RAR file (also it’s an ancient version of Brave):

and so I have reported it to Google Safe Browsing.

2 Likes