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Gift Cards, Anyone? Watch Out for Fraud and Malware Hosts

Giving gifts the whole year round is normal, but a whole boatload of presents are bought and sold most especially during Christmas and holiday seasons. The end-of-year holidays, unfortunately, also usher in the greatest number of gift card scams. But the world's biggest brands are no longer newbies to the threat, which is why Amazon, iTunes, and Target, among many others, have put up pages where scam victims can report malicious sites and pages. more

Log4j Vulnerability: What Do the IoCs Tell Us So Far?

A zero-day vulnerability found in Log4j, a logging library commonly used in Java, was detected on 9 December 2021. The vulnerability known as "CVE -- 2021 -- 44228" or "Log4Shell" enables attackers to execute codes and access all data on an infected machine remotely. more

“Nickel” APT Group: What We Found About Microsoft’s Latest Domain Seizure

Threat actors reportedly attacked 29 government agencies worldwide in a recent malicious campaign. The attacks were attributed to China-based advanced persistent threat (APT) group Nickel, which has been known to trail its sights on governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) across Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. more

Are Mypressonline.com’s Free Subdomain Creation Services Being Abused?

It’s not uncommon to see free web hosting providers get abused as part of phishing campaigns. IBM X-Force Exchange, in fact, published three indicators of compromise (IoCs) related to such an incident. more

What WHOIS History Reveals about 3,800+ Verified Phishing Hosts

The ability to retrieve historical WHOIS information can be essential for the cybersecurity community, particularly when it comes to threat hunting and cybercrime investigation. This investigative capability is highlighted in our latest downloadable white paper "Digging Up Zombie Domains: What WHOIS History Reveals about 3,800+ Verified Phishing Hosts" where we analyzed thousands of verified phishing hosts and their historical WHOIS records. more

Telcos Are on Phishers’ Radar, Who Is at Risk?

The November 2021 PhishLabs Quarterly Threat Trends & Intelligence Report indicated the finance, social media, and telecommunications industries as phishers’ most targeted sectors. Last month, we analyzed a squatting campaign targeting U.S. Bancorp to determine if other banks were at risk, this time we’ll look into the top 3 phishing industry target – telecommunications. more

Locky Ransomware: Still a Threat as List of IoCs Grows

Locky has been around since 2016, contributing to the total amount lost to ransomware worldwide, which has to this day reached US$20 billion in the U.S. alone. It usually gets delivered to users’ computers via emails with malicious attachments in the form of macro-laden Word documents. more

Facebook Is Now Meta, Will Threat Actors Ride the Wave?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on 28 October in Connect 2021, introduced Meta, which will be Facebook’s parent company, along with the organization’s various apps and technologies. According to Zuckerberg, "Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses." more

Are Banks and Their Customers Once Again at Risk of Typosquatting Woes?

A typosquatting campaign targeting U.S. Bancorp was uncovered a few weeks ago, potentially posing a threat to the financial institution and its customers. As of this writing, four domains and their IP resolutions were identified as indicators of compromise (IoCs). more

Insurance Companies Are The Target of Recent Cybersquatting Campaigns

An ongoing cybersquatting campaign targeting MetLife, a global insurance company, was reported by IBM Exchange X-Force, listing 12 malicious domains. We dug deeper into the campaign as part of our goal to expand lists of indicators of compromise (IoCs). more