The group's most successful attacks leave sites down for several hours to a few days.
Hacked Facebook accounts belonging to a Brazilian ISP, Mexican sporting goods store, mountain tourism site from Slovakia, and a computer repair shop in the Philippines are spreading posts linking to malware to users around the world.
Avast is actively protecting its users from the campaign and has protected more than 10,000 users from the scam in August.
Since learning of the Cancer Girl scam, Avast researchers have blocked all of the related domains that they were able to find and protected almost 1,000 users in just 48 hours.
The Lunar malware builders aren’t unique: There are many varieties of “grabber builders” available online.
Avast protected more than 165,000 people across the globe from this threat within a year.
Avast’s telemetry data confirms a significant increase in Emotet botnet infection attempts in March 2022.
It is evident that Ukrainian companies have not been spared when it comes to phishing attacks, and attackers are targeting local communication infrastructures, network providers, and other services.
Ensuring your security while using these tools is difficult to achieve, and by participating in these actions, you risk your privacy.
"Simple tools" allow regular people to participate in DDoS attacks in aid of Ukraine. But these tools are not safe, say Avast Threat Labs researchers.