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Roaming Mantis Threat Group DNS Changer Function

Roaming Mantis group incorporates a new DNS changer function

The Roaming Mantis operators have incorporated a new DNS changer feature for its Android malware to breach WiFi routers in public places. Researchers found this threat last year and spotted new tools and tactics for this malware this year. According to investigations, Roaming Mantis uses the new Wroba[.]o malware that includes code and hardcoded strings...
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Fake Website AnyDesk Vidar Malware Infostealer

Thousands of fake AnyDesk websites push the Vidar infostealer

Malicious actors have used more than 1,300 malicious domains in a recently identified campaign that impersonated the official AnyDesk website. The victims of this massive campaign are redirected to a Dropbox folder that pushes the Vidar infostealer into their devices. The security researcher who discovered this campaign first warned people through Twitter and shared a...
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BlackCat Ransomware Hacker Group Website Cloned

BlackCat ransomware group cloned their victim’s website

The BlackCat ransomware operators have executed a new extortion strategy in which they replicate their victims’ websites to expose stolen data on them. This notorious ransomware group is well known for carrying out new extortion strategies to pressure and embarrass their victims into paying the ransom. Moreover, this group introduces diverse ways of attacking or...
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Brand Protection Impersonation Fake Websites Domain Names DNS Intelligence Fangxiao Hacker Group

A brand impersonation scheme utilised over 40K websites

The Fangxiao malicious group has devised a brand impersonation scheme that utilises more than 40,000 websites that spoofed famous brands to trap users on sites that promote adware apps, fake free giveaways, and dating sites. Based on reports, the group uses a massive traffic generation campaign that develops ad profit on their sites. Moreover, the...
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Malicious Domains Website Hackers Blocked Google

Malicious domains owned by hired hackers get blocked by Google

The prevalence of hack-for-hire campaigns worldwide has forced Google to block several malicious domains and websites that are used in attacking targets from across the world. Their clients employ these hired hackers to perform cyberattacks on a targeted victim, such as hacking or spying. The clients also use these services to conceal themselves if the...
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Cybercriminals Probability Theory Obfuscate XLoader Botnet Malware MacOS Windows

Cybercriminals apply probability theory to obfuscate the XLoader botnet

A new version of the XLoader botnet has been found using probability theory in obfuscating its command-and-control (C2) servers to become more resistant to being disrupted by security analysts. The method used by the botnet’s operators allows them to remain on the same infrastructure without losing nodes while also evading detection. Being initially based on...
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Hackers DNS Abuse Vanity Links Spoofing Brands Phishing Domain Names

Hackers abuse vanity links to spoof brands and victimise people

Many companies utilise vanity links mostly for their brands’ marketing purposes. However, researchers warned that threat actors had established ways to perform phishing attacks using this tool. Security experts explained that the issue regarding vanity links abuse begins when a cloud service would allow a vanity subdomain of a company but would not verify it...
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Torrent Website The Pirate Bay Spoofing Hackers Malicious Advertisements Impersonation Fraud Prevention DNS Intelligence

Popular torrent website The Pirate Bay gets spoofed by hackers

The well-known torrent website called The Pirate Bay is being impersonated by a succession of malicious domains that offer compromised ads to about seven million users per month by utilising costless content in baiting targets. Malicious advertising, also known as malvertising, is a growing threat to users since it is found on many popular sites...
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The Tor Project Dark Web Domains Onion V3 Websites The Onion Router Virtual Tunnels

The Tor Project require dark web domains to move to V3 onion sites

A major change in the Tor anonymity network has transpired from 2020 to 2021 after their software team issued the latest version that updated .onion domains’ appearance and function. One important aspect of the Tor Project is how it was updated from having 16-character-long .onion domains or v2 addresses to being replaced with 56-character-long domains...
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KT Corporation Service Outage Routing Error Misconfiguration Border Gateway Protocol BGP Downtime

KT Corporation reports a nationwide service outage, suspects routing error as the cause

South Korea’s second-largest telecommunication firm, KT Corporation, reported experiencing a nationwide service outage that left more than 16.5 million Korean customers disconnected from the internet and phone services for less than an hour. Because of the outage, schools were affected, including students that attend online classes. Health staff were unable to access patient data, and credit card processing in stores was...
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