The Blacksite Weekly Intelligence Report

Tuesday Edition

 Facestealer Malware on Google Playstore Apps

More than 200 Android apps have been spotted distributing spyware called Facestealer. The spyware is designed to siphon user credentials and other valuable information. 42 of the 200 apps are VPN services, followed by a camera and photo editing applications. Researchers from NortonLifeLock and Boston University published what they called the “largest on-device study” of potentially harmful apps (PHAs) on Android-based on 8.8 million PHAs installed on over 11.7 million devices between 2019 and 2020.

More information: https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity22/presentation/shen

Admin IT Gets Jail Time for Wiping Company Database

Han Bing, a former database administrator for Lianjia, a Chinese real-estate brokerage giant, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison. Bing allegedly used his administrative privileges and “root” account to access the company’s financial system and delete all stored data from two database servers and two application servers. Bing was one of the five main suspects in the data deletion incident. Bing raised suspicion when he declined to give his laptop password to investigators. He had repeatedly informed his employer and supervisors about security gaps in the financial system.

More information: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/angry-it-admin-wipes-employer-s-databases-gets-7-years-in-prison/

Hacked WordPress Sites Redirect Users to Scam Sites

Researchers have disclosed a massive campaign that’s responsible for injecting malicious JavaScript code into compromised WordPress websites that redirects visitors to scam pages and other malicious websites to generate illegitimate traffic. The GoDaddy-owned website security company said that the domains at the end of the redirect chain could be used to load advertisements, phishing pages, malware, or even trigger another set of redirects. The April set of attacks, on the other hand, has breached over 6,500 websites. The campaign is believed to have impacted 322 websites so far, starting May 9.

More information: https://blog.sucuri.net/2022/05/massive-wordpress-javascript-injection-campaign-redirects-to-ads.html

Tool of the Week: Gotanda

Gotanda is OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) Web Extension for Firefox/Chrome. This web extension could search OSINT information from some IOC in web page.(IP,Domain,URL,SNS…etc).

More information: https://github.com/HASH1da1/Gotanda

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