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Published on March 31st, 2021 📆 | 7119 Views ⚑


Google team finds second website targeting infosec researchers

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A campaign targeting security researchers, initially unearthed in January, has set up a new website in March to continue the attempt to target these professionals.

Adam Weidemann, a researcher with Google’s Threat Analysis Group, said the new site was for a fake company called SecuriElite located in Turkey which claimed to offer offensive security services like pentesting, software security assessments and exploits.
Researchers who had been targeted during the initial campaign reported that the PGP key hosted on the attacker’s blog lured them to the site where a browser exploit was located.

The SecuriElite website. Courtesy Google Threat Analysis Group
The new site also has a number of social media profiles and is claimed to be operated by a North Korean-backed group.

Weidemann said the social media profiles were styled as fellow security researchers interested in exploitation and offensive security.
“On LinkedIn, we identified two accounts impersonating recruiters for antivirus and security companies. We have reported all identified social media profiles to the platforms to allow them to take appropriate action,” he wrote.
However, the Google TAG team has not observed the new website serving malicious content. “But we have added it to Google Safebrowsing as a precaution,” Weidemann wrote.
“Following our January blog post, security researchers successfully identified these actors as using an Internet Explorer 0-day.
“Based on their activity, we continue to believe that these actors are dangerous, and likely have more 0-days.
“We encourage anyone who discovers a Chrome vulnerability to report that activity through the Chrome Vulnerabilities Rewards Program submission process.”

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