Incident Details Detected Malware Files Being Served from the Main Page of saudiembassy[.]net via an Injected iframe
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TIPper: PhotoMiner worm malware infects saudiembassy[.]net
ThreatConnect detected malware files being served from the main page of saudiembassy[.]net via an injected iframe. The files are bitcoin mining malware that spread via a type of worm called PhotoMiner. The PhotoMiner campaign is described in the following blog post: https://www.guardicore.com/2016/06/the-photominer-campaign/
The PhotoMiner worm infects FTP and web sites via a few methods. It leverages brute force attacks against known login/password pairs. It additionally attacks windows endpoints by bruteforcing SMB connections. A third method for infection is to open a public WiFi access point with the name "Free_WIFI_abc12345". Windows endpoints that connect to the access point are then attacked via SMB brute force.
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