browser-based threat report 2.12.23

Browser-Based Threat Report: Feb 12

Week of February 12th, 2024

ConcealBrowse is leveraged by teams across the world to combat weaponized URLs. The technology is constantly analyzing suspicious web artifacts to identify risks in the form of drive-by attacks, phishing portals, and other threats that materialize while browsing.

At Conceal, your digital safety is our utmost priority. Our weekly threat report for the week of February 12th, 2024, unveils critical insights into the ever-evolving landscape of online threats.

The following report highlights recently detected sites that were deemed suspicious:


SHA-256: 71a36ae6fbc456fbf6376f21f3df4803f5c1a6e2a170c0191f52b3a56778005b

Browser-Based Threat Brand Impersonation

example of similar brand impersonation page

This URL was detected by ConcealBrowse on February 8th, 2024, with a 28% risk assessment. It was first seen by four security vendors in June of 2023 and is currently detected by 17 vendors. ConcealBrowse intervened on this page due to suspicious activity.

While the website is currently down, this page is an example of brand impersonation by pretending to be the United States Postal Service. These scams usually come in the form of a message saying that there is a package that was lost in the mail. When users click on the link, they are shown a page that looks very similar to the USPS site and asked to provide a return address and pay for shipping. Brand impersonations can be very hard to recognize, which is why using browser protection is critical.

Conceal Recommendation: This URL and IP should be blocked with ConcealBrowse’s policies and other perimeter security tools your organization may be using.


SHA-256: 7aa36b6af4e26f3e690d408d04c810d144179ac784c065fcd8f845b76d2a25c5

This URL was detected by ConcealBrowse on February 9th, 2024. It was originally seen by one security vendor in November of 2023 and is currently detected by 12 vendors for phishing and malicious content. ConcealBrowse successfully intervened with a 28% risk assessment, citing proximity to other malicious sites and possible malware.

This IP was recently linked to a scareware campaign; a special type of adware that is designed to scare the user into downloading malicious software. This example tries to convince the user that their machine is infected with malware and an antivirus software is necessary. The pressure caused by the alarming messages may cause users to react and install the malware.

Conceal Recommendation: To prevent these types of attacks, a dynamic scanning engine is required to keep pace with adversaries moving between different URLs. The ability to contain downloaded files and prevent them from executing on the user’s computer is also a necessity when encountering these threats.

Browser-Based Threat Scareware

Scareware found at this domain


SHA-256: 52b33f982d0e1c9602bace37ca2ef97ba413694f94c14e06aa6dc6515e9dc1676

Browser-Based Threat Fake Storefront

Screenshot of Fake Storefront Page

This URL was detected by ConcealBrowse on February 7th, 2024, the same day other vendors began reporting on it. It was originally flagged by three vendors and is now flagged by six, labelling it as a shopping scam. ConcealBrowse intervened with a 14% risk assessment due to suspicion.

The site is a fake storefront, which is a common scam used to steal payment information such as a credit card. The website template not being complete, such as with the filler text in the above image, is a good indicator that none of the products are legitimate. These storefronts typically disappear very quickly to evade detection, which is why ConcealBrowse’s real-time analysis of the site is critical to protect user data.

Conceal Recommendation: Implementing a solution that is capable of scanning the URL down to the web page in real-time is the only way to identify these threats due to how quickly they are stood up and removed by adversaries. Deploying the ConcealBrowse solution to the browser enables you identify and disrupt novel phishing sites such as this.


Valuable Outcomes

As this recent threat reports exemplify, ConcealBrowse offers comprehensive protection against many sophisticated cyber threats. Our advanced threat detection capabilities have successfully flagged and quarantined malicious web pages, preventing users from falling victim to various cyber-attacks. Conceal remains dedicated to upholding the integrity of online interactions, constantly refining our detection algorithms and threat identification protocols to ensure proactive protection against emerging cyber threats. By integrating cutting-edge technology and a robust security infrastructure, we empower users to confidently navigate the digital landscape, knowing that their online activities are shielded from potential harm.

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