Managed SWF Injection Cybercrime-friendly Service Fuels Growth Within the Malvertising Market Segment

Cybercriminals, continue, launching, new, cybercrime-friendly, services, aiming, to, diversify, their, portfolio, of, fraudulent, services, while, earning, tens, of, thousands of fraudulent revenue in the process. Thanks, to, a vibrant, cybercrime ecosystem, and, the, overall, availability, of, DIY (do-it-yourself) type of, malicious, software, generating, tools, cybercriminals, continue, diversifying, their, portfolio, of, fraudulent, services, while, earning, tens, of, thousands, of, fraudulent, revenue, in, the, process.

Largely, relying, on, a diversified, set, of, tactics, techniques, and, procedures, cybercriminals, often, rely, on, automated, and, systematic, compromise, of, vulnerable, Web sites, for, the, purpose, of, active, traffic, acquisition, tactics, to hijack, intercept, and, monetize, the, acquired, traffic, for, the, purpose, of, earning, fraudulent, revenue, in, the, process. Thanks, to, a, vibrant, cybercrime-friendly, ecosystem, cybercriminals, continue, actively, hijacking, intercepting, and, monetizing, the, acquired, traffic, for, the, purpose, of, earning, fraudulent, revenue, in, the, process.

In, this, post, we’ll discuss, a, newly, launched, managed SWF injecting, type, of, cybercrime-friendly, service (108.162.197.62), provide actionable, intelligence, on, the, infrastructure, behind, it, and, discuss, in-depth, the, tactics, techniques, and, procedures, of, the, cybercriminals, behind it.

Malicious MD5s known to have been downloaded from the same C&C server IP (108.162.197.62):
MD5: 738ef8e826b5f9070f555dc8d5e3320f
MD5: 8dddf1d1786ff72adc60057305f4f2c9
MD5: 0042ef6b151d68824999ed27e320ab7b
MD5: ea0f806840a8f1765994d2941d24a18a
MD5: 9d0e32a4f1d4fb348f70f235e9731363

Related malicious MD5s known to have phoned back to the same C&C server IP (108.162.197.62):
MD5: 4e108296f11d99e56be375dcab2e03d4
MD5: 8f696a2995aa56be5a7fe6ac8639e94a
MD5: 2aa4fedd2626f4a210d13a356cf721a1
MD5: 822606bb2f5a86bd20e4d111705c9e99
MD5: 6267650eb343bc1fb063233aaf398c9a

The, service, is, currently, offering, basic, type, of, account, registration, process, priced, at $100, and, premium, type, of, account, registration, process, priced, at, $1,000.

We’ll continue, monitoring, the, market, segment, for, malvertising, type, of, managed, cybercrime-friendly, services, and, post, updates, as, soon, as, new, developments, take, place.

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