Government of Pakistan’s Website Under the Eye of Hackers

Malevolent actors who violated a Pakistani government website and delivered the ScanBox Framework payload have been trailing users who visit the website to inspect the position of their passport applications, according to inquire from Trustwave.

Since hackers compromised the website, visitors to the subdomain of the Pakistani government, Directorate General of Immigration & Passport of website load the ScanBox Framework, a JavaScript exploration tool associated to various Advanced Persistent Threat groups that not merely gathers crucial details concerning machines of visitors however also seizures keystrokes, SpiderLabs analysts described today.

According to analyst, ScanBox Framework has been famous historically, with more critical Advanced Persistent Threats, and this illustration could communicate the start of a possibly more allocate threat.

“In this version that we observed, Scanbox also tried to detect whether the visitor has any of a list of 77 endpoint products installed, most of these are security products, with a few decompression and virtualization tools,” researchers wrote.

Analysts discovered ScanBox on the settled website in early March 2019 and considered that in a  day the tool was capable to select details from at least seventy unique website visitors. In approximately a third of those situations, hackers were capable to record credentials.

“We contacted the Pakistani government site regarding this infection, but as of the time of publishing this blog post have received no response and the site remains compromised. As mentioned above, the Scanbox server currently appears inactive, but the infection indicates that the attack has some level of access to the site, and so it’s likely that the server could return to activity or be replaced with a different piece of malicious code at the attacker’s will,” researchers wrote.

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