Anomali Cyber Watch: Infected Websites Show Different Headers Depending on Search Engine Fingerprinting, 10 Android Platform Certificates Abused in the Wild, Phishing Group Impersonated Major UAE Oil

The various threat intelligence stories in this iteration of the Anomali Cyber Watch discuss the following topics: APT, China, In-memory evasion, Infostealers, North Korea, Phishing, Ransomware, Search engine optimization, and Signed malware. The IOCs related to these stories are attached to Anomali Cyber Watch and can be used to check your logs for potential malicious activity.

Figure 1 - IOC Summary Charts. These charts summarize the IOCs attached to this magazine and provide a glimpse of the threats discussed.

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Chinese Gambling Spam Targets World Cup Keywords

(published: December 2, 2022)

Since 2018, a large-scale website infection campaign was affecting up to over 100,000 sites at a given moment. Infected websites, mostly oriented at audiences in China, were modified with additional scripts. Compromised websites were made to redirect users to Chinese gambling sites. Title and Meta tags on the compromised websites were changed to display keywords that the attackers had chosen to abuse search engine optimization (SEO). At the same time, additional scripts were switching the page titles back to the original if the visitor fingerprinting did not show a Chinese search engine from a preset list (such as Baidu).Analyst Comment: Website owners should keep their systems updated, use unique strong passwords and introduce MFA for all privileged or internet facing resources, and employ server-side scanning to detect unauthorized malicious content. Implement secure storage for website backups.MITRE ATT&CK: [MITRE ATT&CK] Exploit Public-Facing Application - T1190 | [MITRE ATT&CK] Obfuscated Files or Information ..

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