Cybercriminals Use New V3B Phishing Kit to Mimic 54 Different Banks in the European Union

Cybercriminals Use New V3B Phishing KitA new phishing-as-a-service toolkit that leverages credential interception and anti-detection capabilities has put EU banks at severe risk of fraud.

One of the growing dangers of the cyber crime economy is the phishing toolkit.  Putting well-designed, expertly-coded webpages, authentication services, and obfuscation features into the hands of even a would-be cybercriminal creates havoc for the intended victim organizations. 

In the case of 54 European Union banks and financial institutions across 10 countries, the V3B phishing tool according to security researchers at Resecurity – is making the idea of stealing credentials and one-time passcodes during logon a reality.

According to the analysis, this toolkit includes:

  • Customized and localized templates to mimic authentication and verification processes
  • JavaScript-based obfuscation to evade detection
  • Multilingual websites to target victims in a range of countries across the EU
  • Support for OTP/TAN/2FA to ensure threat actor access
  • Anti-bot measures to avoid detection by security solutions
  • A customized CMS to ensure persistence

How much is all this state-of-the-art technology?

For as little as $130 a month, the newbie threat actor has access to some of the worlds best cybercrime tech at their fingertips. 

While I haven’t seen the impersonated logon pages or process, assuming it to be spot on, there is one place in a phishing attack that uses this phishing kit where organizations have an ability to put a stop to it – when the initial phishing email reaches the user’s Inbox. 

Those users that are continually enrolled in new-school security awareness training should be able to see through any social engineering trickery and see the attack for its true nature, avoiding the providing of credentials and, therefore, malicious access.

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