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Hackers seized every one of a Brazilian bank’s 36 domains and leveraged their unauthorized access to push malware onto unsuspecting users.

Kaspersky Lab first learned of the attack in October 2016. Researchers Fabio Assolini and Dmitry Bestuzhev at first thought it was just site hijacking. But they soon discovered that the bad actors had seized control of the site’s index file. Into that file they had injected a iframe that redirected visitors to a website where malware in the form of a zipped Java plugin awaited.

Assolini and Bestuzhev admitted at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit that these behaviors piqued their curiosity. As quoted by Threatpost:

“Every single visitor got a plugin with the JAR file inside. We were wondering, had the bad guys pwned the whole bank? How is this possible?”


To protect themselves against attacks such as the one discovered by Assolini and Bestuzhev, organizations should secure their DNS infrastructure with two-factor authentication. Many registrars offer this option, but few companies ultimately enable it. They should also educate their employees about phishing attacks.


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