At the end of 2009, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reported that they received over 115K reported phishing emails from consumers in the 3rd quarter alone, with the US and China hosting more than 25% of the phishing sites each.
The templates are designed to evade detection while successfully phishing for credentials, but may vary based on the individual purchasing party. Likewise, the wide variety of templates offered does not guarantee that all BulletProofLink facilitated campaigns will look identical. Instead, the campaigns themselves can be identified with a mixture of phishing page source code, combined with the PHP password processing sites referenced therein, as well as the hosting infrastructure used in their larger-scale campaigns. These password-processing domains correlate back to the operator through hosting, registration, email, and other metadata similarities during domain registration.
Google App Engine is a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) service for developing and hosting web applications. App Engine allows you to serve SSL (HTTPS) traffic through your appspot.com domain, Users tend to place trust in websites that are hosted by top-tier vendors like Google. Threat actors are exploiting this trust by hosting phishing baits in Google services as shown in Figure 1.
This post described a phishing campaign that used appspot.com and azurewebsites.net for hosting the phishing baits and attack elements. We would recommend users to not enter their credentials from unknown websites and hyperlinks even if the website is from a trusted domain. Users can recognize a phishing site based on the domain, which indicates that it is in App Engine appspot.com, and not an official Microsoft website. Enterprises should educate their users to recognize AWS, Azure, and GCP object store URLs, so they can discern phishing sites from official sites. Netskope reported the phishing sites to Google and Microsoft Security teams on August 10, 2020.
Internationalized domain names (IDNs) can be exploited via IDN spoofing or homograph attacks to allow attackers to create fake websites with visually identical addresses to legitimate ones. These attacks have been used by phishers to disguise malicious URLs using open URL redirectors on trusted websites. Even digital certificates, such as SSL, may not protect against these attacks as phishers can purchase valid certificates and alter content to mimic genuine websites or host phishing sites without SSL.
I have a question. I purchased some hosting to host the fake facebook page. the problem is that after a few hours that it is online in practice it is reported as if by magic the page alone. and makes the page inaccessible to all browsers. since this page I don't need to sniff accounts to the general public but to a single person. I think the bots that come into contact with my domain are reporting the page. so I think blocking them can solve the problem? is there anyone who understands it who could tell me if this could help? in the end I believe that if the page is alone and without visits of any kind and only the victim can access it, nobody reports anything, doesn't it?
My malicious URL blocking test starts with a feed of real-world malware-hosting URLs supplied by London-based MRG-Effitas(Opens in a new window). When I tested Malwarebytes Free, the Browser Guard extension proved extremely effective, blocking all access to 98% of the verified malware-hosting URLs. Like the real-time antivirus, it detailed its reasons for blocking each URL. In most cases, it reported the presence of a Trojan, but for some, it reported riskware, phishing, or a suspicious download. It also blocked sites based on reputation, explaining that this refers to sites with little traffic and a known connection to malware.
A spear phishing attack begins with the cyber criminal finding information about the target, then using that target to build a connection, and thirdly using that connection to make the target perform an action. Read on to learn more about the bait, hook and catch: the three stages of a spear phishing attack.
Protect device users using any app from accessing phishing scams, exploit-hosting sites, and malicious content on the Internet. Protection includes preventing third-party browsers from connecting to dangerous sites. 2b1af7f3a8