Last week I ran across a very successful phishing campaign, what’s odd in most ways it was nothing special. The attacker was using this more like a worm, where stolen credentials would be used within the hour to start sending out a mass amount of more phishes. I've decided to call this "Dynamite Phishing" because there is nothing quiet about this at all. It seems about 40% of the credentials were used for more mailings, and the other account's credentials had not been used.
The initial phishes came in from a K12 domain from several affected individuals. The email subject was “You have an Incoming Document Share With You Via Google Docs”. The contents of the email were base64 encoded, while it appears to be common Content-Transfer-Encoding, it's not something I typically run into especially when looking at Phishes.
Here is what the Document rendered as.
The link in the document went to "hxxp://bit.ly/2kZJbW3" which went to hxxp://jamesrichardsquest.co.nf/lib
While most people have good protections from Emails coming from external entities into their email environment, many don’t push the same protections intra-domain. The volume of email sent from the Phished accounts to other Internal accounts is what made this so successful.
Feb 27th 2017
3 months ago