Incidents

Disliking Facebook LikeJacking

Another Facebook likejacking attempt is being spammed out to fool Facebook users with “5 things girls do before she meets her boyfriend”. Instead of presenting a video, the page redirects browsers to a “Like” button hosted on Facebook.

As illustrated above, tens of thousands of people have clicked on the link while they are logged into Facebook already. If you are one of the people who have already attempted to watch the video, please remove the “like” entry from your wall or newsfeed. Also, delete the liked page from your “Likes and Interests” section.

If you are using Facebook, be wary of what you click on. While this one may not be as serious an issue as some of the other Facebook scams we have seen, you probably don’t want to provide this plugin developer with more demographic statistics of who falls for phony videos.

Even more interesting information falls out when you investigate a bit deeper. Attempting to access the “HTML source” results in an offer suggesting that you sell your fan pages to a suspicious email address, which is not recommended.

Disliking Facebook LikeJacking

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Reports

Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar

While looking at the Sunburst backdoor, we discovered several features that overlap with a previously identified backdoor known as Kazuar. Our observations shows that Kazuar was used together with Turla tools during multiple breaches in past years.

Lazarus covets COVID-19-related intelligence

As the COVID-19 crisis grinds on, some threat actors are trying to speed up vaccine development by any means available. We have found evidence that the Lazarus group is going after intelligence that could help these efforts by attacking entities related to COVID-19 research.

Sunburst: connecting the dots in the DNS requests

We matched private and public DNS data for the SUNBURST-malware root C2 domain with the CNAME records, to identify who was targeted for further exploitation. In total, we analyzed 1722 DNS records, leading to 1026 unique target name parts and 964 unique UIDs.

What did DeathStalker hide between two ferns?

While tracking DeathStalker’s Powersing-based activities in May 2020, we detected a previously unknown implant that leveraged DNS over HTTPS as a C2 channel, as well as parts of its delivery chain. We named this new malware “PowerPepper”.

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