We found a spam campaign that uses compromised devices to attack vulnerable web servers. From the devices, attackers use a PHP script to send an email with an embedded link to a scam site to specific email addresses. The use of compromised devices for attacks make attribution difficult, and attackers can have repeated access to the server even after patching.Read More
One of our honeypots detected a URL spreading a botnet with a Monero miner bundled with a Perl-based backdoor component. The routine caught our attention as the techniques employed are reminiscent as those used in the Outlaw hacking group’s previous operation.Read More
Crysis (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_CRYSIS.A), a ransomware family first detected in February this year, has been spotted targeting businesses in Australia in New Zealand through remote desktop protocol (RDP) brute force attacks.
Crysis has been reported in early June this year to have set its sights into carving a market share left by TeslaCrypt when the latter’s developers decided to shut down their operations, and rivaling Locky’s prevalence in the ransomware threat landscape.Read More
Compromised websites are part of many attacks online. They can be used to host a variety of threats, ranging from simple spam pages, to redirection pages, to actual malicious files. We recently came across a case that highlighted the scale of this threat. A backdoor (detected as BKDR_FIDOBOT.A), was being used to brute-force many WordPress…Read More
In the past few weeks, many WordPress blogs have been under a large-scale brute force attack. These attacks use brute-force techniques to log into WordPress dashboards and plant malicious code onto compromised blogs and websites. It’s important to note what these attacks aren’t. They are not compromising WordPress blogs using known vulnerabilities in unpatched versions; if…Read More