Sunday , June 16 2024
Cloud

ENEA BOLG POST
Cybercriminals exploit top 3 cloud storage for SMS scams

Researchers found criminal SMS phishing scam campaigns that exploit cloud storage services like Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, and IBM Cloud Object Storage.

These campaigns, run by unknown threat actors, aim to send SMS messages to redirect users to malicious websites in order to steal their information. According to a technical write-up published by ENEA bad actors are doing this for two primary goals.

ASUS warn serious security vulnerability on 7 routers

ASUS released a new firmware update to fix a vulnerability affecting seven router models, which could be exploited by remote...
Read More
ASUS warn serious security vulnerability on 7 routers

AWS Announced New Malware Detection Tool For S3 Buckets

AWS announced new security features at its re:Inforce conference, such as identity and malware protection services. The cloud giant added...
Read More
AWS Announced New Malware Detection Tool For S3 Buckets

150,000 phones registered under one IMEI number in Bangladesh

A smartphone's IMEI (which stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique identifier for each device, similar to a...
Read More
150,000 phones registered under one IMEI number in Bangladesh

CISA Releases Twenty Industrial Control Systems Advisories

CISA released 20 advisories about Industrial Control Systems (ICS) on June 13, 2024. These advisories give important information about security...
Read More
CISA Releases Twenty Industrial Control Systems Advisories

Current web vulnerabilities in Bangladesh across vendor product line

On a report titled "Surge on Web defacement and web application related vulnerabilities targeting Bangladesh" BGD e-GOV CIRT said, web...
Read More
Current web vulnerabilities in Bangladesh across vendor product line

Criminals impersonating CISA’s employees in phone calls

CISA warned that criminals are pretending to be its employees in phone calls in order to trick people into sending...
Read More
Criminals impersonating CISA’s employees in phone calls

CISA Adds Two Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog

CISA added 2 new vulnerabilities to its catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities, because they have proof that these vulnerabilities are...
Read More
CISA Adds Two Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog

Microsoft Tuesday fixes 51 flaws, 18 RCEs June 2024 Patch

Microsoft has released updates for 49 security vulnerabilities in its Patch Tuesday update for June. One of the fixes addresses...
Read More
Microsoft Tuesday fixes 51 flaws, 18 RCEs June 2024 Patch

Hackers breached 20,000 FortiGate systems worldwide: MIVD

The Dutch military security service MIVD recently revealed that a cyber espionage campaign, which was initially mentioned in February, managed...
Read More
Hackers breached 20,000 FortiGate systems worldwide: MIVD

Riskiest Connected Devices in 2024: Forescout Report

By 2028, there will be over 25 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Attackers are increasingly targeting various devices, operating systems,...
Read More
Riskiest Connected Devices in 2024: Forescout Report
Source: ENEA

Firstly, They want to send scam text messages to mobile phones without being detected by network firewalls. Secondly, they try to convince users that the messages or links they receive are trustworthy.

By leveraging cloud storage platforms to host static websites with embedded spam URLs, attackers make their messages appear legitimate and avoid common security measures.

   Source: ENEA

Cloud storage services let organizations store and manage files and host static websites by storing website assets in a storage bucket. However, cybercriminals have taken advantage of this by inserting spam URLs in static websites stored on these platforms.

They send web links through text messages to cloud storage sites. This can bypass firewall restrictions as the cloud domains are well-known. When users click on these links, they are taken to harmful sites without realizing it.

Attackers used the Google Cloud Storage domain “storage.googleapis.com” to create URLs leading to spam sites. A static webpage hosted in a Google Cloud bucket redirects users to scam sites using HTML meta refresh techniques. This allows cybercriminals to trick users into visiting fraudulent websites that imitate legitimate offers, like gift card promotions, in order to steal personal and financial information.

Enea has noticed similar tactics with other cloud storage services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud. URLs sent in SMS messages lead to spam websites.

To protect against these threats, Enea suggests monitoring traffic behavior, checking URLs, and being cautious of unexpected messages with links.

Check Also

Dmitry Khoroshev

LockBit Ransomware Leader Unmasked and Sanctioned

The UK, US, and Australia have imposed sanctions on the leader of the ransomware group …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *