Localization and Customization of Credit Card Stealing Malware

Localization and Customization of Credit Card Stealing Malware

Credit card stealing malware is becoming more and more customized. We’ve been regularly seeing injected scripts with URLs that either mimic or include a portion of the victim’s site domain. Sometimes the injected code also references the victim’s site. Recently, we’ve come across another level of customization. Fake Payment Form ... Read More
Hackers Change WordPress Siteurl to Pastebin

Hackers Change WordPress Siteurl to Pastebin

Last Friday, we reported on a hack that used a vulnerability in the popular WP GDPR Compliance plugin to change WordPress siteurl settings to erealitatea[.]net. At that time it was not clear who was behind the massive attack, since the erealitatea[.]net domain didn’t work and the infection simply broke the ... Read More
Saskmade[.]net Redirects

Saskmade[.]net Redirects

Earlier this week, we published a blog post about an ongoing massive malware campaign describing multiple infection vectors that it uses. This same week, we started detecting new modifications of the scripts injected by this attack. The general idea of the malware is the same, but the domain name and ... Read More
Multiple Ways to Inject the Same Tech Support Scam Malware

Multiple Ways to Inject the Same Tech Support Scam Malware

Last month, we shared information about yet another series of ongoing massive infections using multiple different vectors to inject malicious scripts into WordPress websites. Shortly after, the campaign changed the domain names used in its scripts. Now it mainly uses hotopponents[.]site and learningtoolkit[.]club. At the time of this writing, PublicWWW ... Read More
WordPress Database Upgrade Phishing Campaign

WordPress Database Upgrade Phishing Campaign

We have recently been notified of phishing emails that target WordPress users. The content informs site owners that their database requires an update and looks like this: The email’s appearance resembles that of a legitimate WordPress update message, however the content includes typos and uses an older messaging style. Another ... Read More
Massive WordPress Redirect Campaign Targets Vulnerable tagDiv Themes and Ultimate Member Plugins

Massive WordPress Redirect Campaign Targets Vulnerable tagDiv Themes and Ultimate Member Plugins

This August, we’ve seen a new massive wave of WordPress infections that redirect visitors to unwanted sites. When redirected, users see annoying pages with random utroro[.]com addresses and fake reCAPTCHA images. The messages and content try to convince visitors to verify and subscribe to browser notifications without disclosing the purpose ... Read More
Fake Plugins with Popuplink.js Redirect to Scam Sites

Fake Plugins with Popuplink.js Redirect to Scam Sites

Since July, we’ve been observing a massive WordPress infection that is responsible for unwanted redirects to scam and ad sites. This infection involves the tiny.cc URL shortener, a fake plugin that has been called either “index” or “wp_update”, and a malicious popuplink.js file. Infected pages typically have these two scripts ... Read More
RawGit CDN is Abused by CryptoLoot Cryptominers

RawGit CDN is Abused by CryptoLoot Cryptominers

Recently, we came across another way to use files from GitHub repositories in malware infections. This time the infections weren’t via GitHub.io, raw.githubusercontent.com, or github.com/<user>/<repository>/raw/ URLs. The new trick involved a third-party service called RawGit that provides a CDN for GitHub files. This is the script that we found injected ... Read More
CoinImp Cryptominer and Fully Qualified Domain Names

CoinImp Cryptominer and Fully Qualified Domain Names

We are all familiar with the conventional domain name notation, where different levels are concatenated with the full stop character (period). E.g. “www.example.com”, where “www” is a subdomain, “example” is a second level domain, and “com” is a top level domain. However, very few know that there is also a ... Read More
Massive localstorage[.]tk Drupal Infection

Massive localstorage[.]tk Drupal Infection

After a series of critical Drupal vulnerabilities disclosed this spring, it’s not surprising to see a surge of massive Drupal infections like this one: Massive #Drupal infection that redirects to "Tech Support" scam via "js.localstorage[.]tk" https://t.co/30ZeLIyfza pic.twitter.com/ZCPMepM74k — Denis (@unmaskparasites) April 24, 2018 … with over a thousand compromised sites ... Read More
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