Browser-Based Threat Report: May 20

Browser-Based Threat Report

Week of May 20th, 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 May 20th, 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: d5901a67f4df5789ece2cbe1055eed62bc038f344f3a437073ab2d1efeefe198

Browser-based threat 5.20.24

This page was detected by ConcealBrowse on May 20th, the day after other security vendors began reporting. It was initially only reported by one vendor, but currently has nine vendors flagging the site for phishing. ConcealBrowse intervened due to suspicious behavior, giving the page a 34% risk assessment.

Support scams, such as this one, aim to lure users into giving away vital information that can be used to compromise their accounts in the future. The user is informed that their account has violated the terms of use, and an appeal is necessary, or else the account will be permanently deleted. Information gathered using this scam, such as email address and phone number, will be used as part of social engineering to contact the user later to extort money from them to restore their account. ConcealBrowse’s isolation prevents users from entering text into the page, stopping the scam.


SHA-256: a42d900f47e929c0d1de078512cd562ccd3afcf3dcdc36f36cc81fab04dbe35d

Browser-based threat 5.20.24

This site was first detected by ConcealBrowse on May 16th, along with other security vendors. It was first seen by nine vendors, and as of this writing it has been detected by eight. ConcealBrowse intervened with an 18% risk assessment due to the detection of suspicious behavior.

The page is an advertisement for a browser extension that claims to improve browsing experience for the user. Although the extension has since been removed from the Chrome store, it is highly likely that it was a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers change browser settings, such as the default engine, to redirect users to unwanted sites. These sites could contain spam or steal user data without consent. While in an isolated session, users cannot install browser extensions from the intervened site.


SHA-256: d3f304ecb24e6eb607eddd411a026a1e6bb5bed60339fccfc88142063aa110ea

Browser-based threat 5.20.24

This page was detected by ConcealBrowse on May 17th, the same day other security vendors began reporting. It was initially detected by four security vendors and has now been flagged by five for malicious activity. ConcealBrowse intervened with a 16% risk assessment due to suspicious behavior.

This phishing attempt aims to steal credentials for a popular video streaming platform. If the user enters their information, the site proceeds to prompt them to enter their payment details. Stolen credentials can pose a risk for other accounts that share those same credentials, highlighting the importance of creating different passwords for every account. While in an isolated session, ConcealBrowse blocks keyboard input and users cannot enter sensitive information.


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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