European Banks Targeted in Phishing Scam

Jun 07 2024

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Impacted Models πŸ’₯

  • NAS326 (versions V5.21(AAZF.16)C0 and earlier)

  • NAS542 (versions V5.21(ABAG.13)C0 and earlier)

Resolved in βœ”οΈ

  • NAS326: Version V5.21(AAZF.17)C0

  • NAS542: Version V5.21(ABAG.14)C0

Key Vulnerabilities πŸ”‘

  • CVE-2024-29972: Command injection via "remote_help-cgi" allowing OS command execution.

  • CVE-2024-29973: Command injection via 'setCookie' parameter.

  • CVE-2024-29974: Remote code execution via "file_upload-cgi" by uploading a crafted configuration file.

  • CVE-2024-29975: Privilege management flaw in SUID binary enabling local root command execution.

  • CVE-2024-29976: Flaw in 'show_allsessions' command exposing admin session information.

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Update immediately to the latest firmware versions to ensure your devices are protected. Note that two privilege escalation flaws requiring authentication remain unpatched. No evidence suggests these flaws have been exploited in the wild, but updating ensures optimal protection.

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  • 🎣 Phishing kits bypass MFA to target European banks 🏦

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🚨 Cybercriminals Strike Again! European Banks Targeted 🎯

Cybercriminals are using a new phishing-as-a-service platform called V3B to target European banking clients. Priced between $130 and $450 monthly, this kit enables fraudsters to bypass multi factor authentication (MFA) with ease. Resecurity researchers found V3B has been operational since March 2023, allowing fraudsters to mimic over 50 financial institutions.

πŸ” Advanced Features and Social Engineering

V3B uses social engineering and spoofing to trick victims into revealing sensitive information. It supports real-time interactions, evading MFA through methods like SMS codes, QR Codes, and PhotoTAN, a common second-factor app in Germany and Switzerland. The kit also boasts advanced obfuscation and anti-bot measures, making detection challenging.

πŸ’¬ Promoted by "Vssrtje"

A threat actor named "Vssrtje" promotes V3B on Telegram and dark web communities, with the associated Telegram channel having over 1,255 members. Hundreds of cybercriminals are estimated to use this kit, leading to significant financial losses for European banks.

πŸ’³ Interception of Credit Card Data

V3B isn't limited to banks; it also targets credit card data, recently adding support for International Card Services with Dutch templates. The kit's multi country targeting, encrypted code, and live chat with victims make it a formidable tool for fraudsters.

🌍 European Banks at High Risk

With the European Union’s substantial economy and mature financial system, phishing attacks like these pose a serious threat, causing considerable financial losses. Stay vigilant and secure your banking information!

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🚨 Beware of Fake Work-From-Home Job Scams! 🏑

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πŸ”΄ Red Flags to Watch Out For

  • You’re asked to make cryptocurrency payments to your employer.

  • Job tasks are simple and include terms like "optimization."

  • No references are required during the hiring process.

πŸ›‘οΈ Top Tips

Be wary of unsolicited job offers and avoid clicking on links, downloading files, or opening attachments in these messages.

  • Never send money to an alleged employer.

  • Do not pay for services claiming to recover lost cryptocurrency funds.

  • Avoid sharing financial or personal information with unsolicited job offers.

πŸ“’ Report It!

If you encounter these scams, report them to the FBI IC3 at Include any transaction information related to the scam. For more details, see prior IC3 PSA Alert Number I-082423-PSA.

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