Browser-Based Threat Report: May 27

Browser-Based Threat Report

Week of May 27th, 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 27th, 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: 07052ea165f927c5b197eca828fd5cdbb692b7b911bb758a817ad7718eaa31f8

browser-based threat 5.27.24

This page was detected by ConcealBrowse on May 22nd, the same day other security vendors began reporting. It was initially reported by two security vendors and is currently detected by 10 vendors for phishing and malicious activity. ConcealBrowse intervened with an 11% risk assessment, citing suspicious behavior.

This is a shared document scam that aims to steal email credentials. The link is usually delivered via a phishing email that informs the user that there is a document available to view. The document will be something with high-priority, such as a bill or an invoice, to convince the user to click on the link right away. The compromised email account can then be used to send the same malicious link to other users, continuing the phishing attack. While in an isolated session, keyboard input is ignored, and users cannot enter sensitive information into suspicious sites.


SHA-256: 04bdf7a7f188c4aa11765dd32f67e30c23bd4c20aea5067e37c14c1a6f8a6b20

browser-based threat 5.27.24

An example of one of the redirects

This site was first detected by ConcealBrowse on May 24th and was originally seen by one security vendor in April. It is currently detected by four vendors for malicious behavior. ConcealBrowse intervened with a 15% risk assessment due to suspicious activity.

This domain has been infected by malicious advertisements. Malicious advertising campaigns can distribute spam or infect the user’s browser with pop-up notifications, such as in the image above. They may also redirect the user to other harmful or illegitimate websites, including technical support scams and fake antivirus notifications. ConcealBrowse’s isolation protects users from malicious pages, such as browser notification scams, by keeping the site in the sandbox environment.


SHA-256: cfe1fa4755027b119186593deed275c6c73c18c4d23f07e4aabfc6c6f0f60fcb

browser-based threat 5.27.24

This page was detected by ConcealBrowse on May 20th, the same day other security vendors began reporting. It is currently detected by 3 vendors for malicious behavior. ConcealBrowse intervened with a 12% risk assessment, citing suspicious activity.

The browser extension hosted on this webpage has been reported by other security vendors for being a browser hijacker. The extension will manipulate browser settings, such as the default search engine, to redirect the customer towards unwanted sites. These sites may not follow proper privacy policies, leaving the user at risk for their data being stolen and sold to other advertising platforms. ConcealBrowse will not let the user install an extension from a suspicious site in isolation.


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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