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Finding a Good Man: Part 2

Read Finding a Good Man (Part 1): https://malwarebreakdown.com/2017/03/10/finding-a-good-man/ Read the last update on Good Man: https://malwarebreakdown.com/2017/04/26/update-on-goodman/ It has been over 5 months since I found and started tracking the actor(s) behind what I dubbed the “Good Man” campaign. I called it the Good Man campaign because the registrant email used for many of the malicious domains was goodmandilaltain@gmail.com. ...

“Despicable” Malvertising Campaign

Myself and a couple other coworkers stumbled across a malvertising campaign that I’ve playfully dubbed “Despicable” for its heavy use of the .ME TLD. So far, I haven’t found any public documentation about this campaign. Having said that, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was currently on other people’s radars. Background into the campaign Research ...

RoughTed Malvertising Operation Leads to “RELST” Domains and RIG EK.

On 06/03/17 I stumbled across a malvertising chain that led to RIG exploit kit. What was unusual about this malvertising chain is that it was also leading to a lot of social engineering scams. After some research I have discovered that it could be related to the “RoughTed” malvertising campaign. You can read more about ...

A Familiar EK Gets Re-Themed, Again? Meet Eris Exploit Kit.

History of “Neptune EK”: On March 16th, 2017, I received a DM from the author of the now defunct Terror exploit kit. The DM surprised me as he was blocking me on Twitter. The DM was as follows: The bit.ly link redirected me to a server hosting exploits from what was then being marketed by the ...