Recon Safari #4: Domains Riding the Robinhood Wave
During the past couple of weeks, the popular free financial trading app Robinhood made headlines for halting purchases of certain stocks. This has resulted in a lot of bad publicity for the company. And because threat actors enjoy exploiting trending news topics to their advantage, we decided to look at newly registered Robinhood domains to see how they’re being used.
Iran, the IRGC and Fake News Websites
Recently, the Department of Justice made two public announcements about shutting down fake news websites created by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In the first instance, 92 domains were seized in August 2020. And according to the second announcement, 27 more domains were seized as part of the same effort to spread global disinformation.
Recon Safari #2: Looking at the OSINT Behind Fake US Census Bureau Domains
Just recently, we came across a flash alert released by the FBI concerning 63 domains that were impersonating the US Census Bureau. We were intrigued and wanted to investigate further, so for our second Recon Safari we’re going to look at what OSINT data we can uncover from these spoofed domains.
Recon Safari #1: A Closer Look at Friendemic’s Data Breach
We’ve been having some Friday fun running SecurityTrails Recon Safari on Twitter. Over the past few months, we’ve conducted over 30 successful investigations that were easy to research thanks to SecurityTrails API™ and SurfaceBrowser™. And as a result, Recon Safari began in the form of long Twitter threads, eventually evolving into fun and digestible infographics, ultimately followed by a writeup on our blog.
Finding Coronavirus Malicious Domain Names
The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) is arguably one of the most widely publicized events of the century. Information surrounding this pandemic has been incredibly spare, provoking a true “infodemic” through the spread of unhelpful related content like jokes, doubtful home prevention treatments and viral fake videos, along with useful and accurate information as well.
Cloudflare shutting down 8chan: the Internet shelter for hatred
This morning we were surprised by the recent news announcing that Cloudflare is going to shut down the popular website 8chan (8chan.net) from their infrastructure.
DNS Flag Day: What It Is and How It Affects You
DNS Flag day is almost here. That’s why we decided to write about this important event, what EDNS is, the current problem with old broken DNS servers, and finally, we ran a massive EDNS test revealing that around 3.7 % of the top 100k websites ranked in Alexa will be down soon.
Making the Web a Better Place: Fixing Caddy Web Server Hostname Enumeration Vulnerability (CVE-2018-19148)
TL;DR The web server software Caddy leaked information on which SSL certificates were on each installation through enumeration. We submitted a bug report, built a proof of concept, submitted a CVE and the developer of Caddy Matt Holt fixed it and released Caddy 0.11.1.
Malicious domains registered in the wake of Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence is hitting North and South Carolina, and despite reports of over 20 human lives lost as victims of this horrific reality, we are sadly aware of scammers attempting to exploit the fear and kindness of good people who wish to help and donate to the victims and organizations.
Cryptojacking campaigns continue to target vulnerable websites
Over the last seven months, we've witnessed a large growth in malicious cryptocurrency mining operations. This activity, commonly known as cryptojacking, steals the computational (CPU) resources of victims' device to mine cryptocurrency.