Blacksite’s Intelligence Report – Tuesday Edition for Week of May 16th, 2022
The Blacksite Weekly Intelligence Report
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.
Hacked WordPress Sites Redirect Users to Scam Sites
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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