The Fall of LabHost: Law Enforcement Shuts Down Phishing Service Provider

In late 2021, LabHost (AKA LabRat) emerged as a new PhaaS platform, growing over time to eventually offer dozens of phishing pages targeting banks, high-profile organizations, and other service providers located around the world, but most notably in Canada, the US, and the UK.

The popularity of the platform meant that at the time of the takedown, it boasted more than 2,000 criminal users, who had used it to deploy over 40,000 fraudulent sites leading to hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide. The platform offered a number of key benefits to its criminal clientele, including: The ability to obtain two-factor authentication (2FA) codes by proxying the connection to the phished organization using Adversary-in-the-Middle (AitM) techniques.

Read more…
Source: Trend Micro

Sign up for our Newsletter


  • New SnailLoad side-channel attack detailed

    June 25, 2024

    SecurityWeek reports that website and content inferencing could be remotely conducted by threat actors without direct network traffic access via the new SnailLoad side-channel attack technique. Several latency measurements for websites and YouTube videos viewed by targets are being conducted by threat actors to establish digital fingerprints before luring targets to download files from a malicious ...

  • LockBit hackers claim to have cracked the US Federal Reserve

    June 25, 2024

    The LockBit cybercrime gang has claimed to have stolen an enormous database from the US Federal Reserve, which includes sensitive banking information about American citizens – but the claim is being met with suspicion. Earlier this week, the infamous ransomware operator added the Fed on its data leak site, saying it had acquired an archive containing ...

  • UK and US cops band together to tackle Qilin’s ransomware shakedowns

    June 25, 2024

    UK and US cops have reportedly joined forces to find and fight Qilin, the ransomware gang wreaking havoc on the global healthcare industry. In early June, the notorious Russia-based crew attacked Synnovis, which provides pathology services to National Health Service’s London hospitals. The digital intrusion has led to the cancellation or postponement of surgeries for thousands ...

  • Indonesian government says national data center was hit in ransomware attack – but it won’t pay up

    June 25, 2024

    The government of Indonesia has suffered a ransomware attack that crippled many of its organizations and caused quite a nuisance for its citizens – but says it won’t be held to ransom. Government officials confirmed its National Data Center (PDN) was struck on June 20, with the attack apparently organized by an affiliate of LockBit, with ...

  • Social Engineering Tactics Targeting Healthcare & Public Health Entities and Providers

    June 24, 2024

    Access to employees’ email accounts, and then pivoted to specifically target login information related to the processing of reimbursement payments to insurance companies, medicare, or similar entities. To gain initial access to victim networks, the threat actor acquired credentials through social engineering or phishing. In some observed instances, the threat actor called an organization’s IT Help ...

  • Change Healthcare confirms the customer data stolen in ransomware attack

    June 24, 2024

    For the first time since news broke about a ransomware attack on Change Healthcare, the company has released details about the data stolen during the attack. First, a quick refresher: On February 21, 2024, Change Healthcare experienced serious system outages due to a cyberattack. The incident led to widespread billing outages, as well as disruptions at ...