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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Malware pushed via iframe injection on Cnet related sites Reply with quote

Our favourite Eastern European cybercrime gang, usually hide in the Intercage/Esthost vaults or posing as Turkish fake ISPs, has figured out a way to abuse an iframe implementation found on Cnet related sites to replace the original target with malware forwarders. And thus, someone visiting these sites will be cordially greeted with fake video codecs, rogue javascript prompts and all the crud usually associated with Russian/Ukrainian malware bidniz

It all started with the Cnet Asia site:
http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2008/03/zdnet-asia-and-torrentreactor-iframe-ed.html
http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2008/03/rogue-rbn-software-pushed-through.html

The iframe issue on Cnet Asia was finally fixed, however the spammers moved on to the associated sites that still have the same vulnerability:
http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-cnet-sites-under-iframe-attack.html

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The saga continues with a couple of new targets:
http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2008/03/wiredcom-and-historycom-getting-rbn-ed.html

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx for this info!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wawadave wrote:
thx for this info!!

You're welcome. However, I'm just the messenger and all praises should be directed to Dancho Danchev for his research, rather than me Wink.
Speaking of it, our favourite Eastern European malware gangs have found even more vulnerable high PR sites and are currently using them for pushing a new Zlob variant:
http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-high-profile-sites-iframe-injected.html

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I guess it was kind of a given RBN wouldn't stay down for long.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080318-ongoing-iframe-attack-proving-difficult-to-kill.html

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The rapidity of the payload shifts is explained by the economic nature of the RBN.

Yep - where there's a fast buck to be made, greed won't give up the chase easily. Rolling Eyes

I think I'll go see if any more high risk investment firms are about to tank. Razz
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