Apple IDs are a popular target for hackers because they can enable theft of financial data and other personally identifiable information (PII). These are often obtained through phishing campaigns intended to trick users into entering their personal data. In June 2019, Wapack Labs identified one such campaign that is leveraging a large infrastructure and a phishing kit dubbed ‘Allantibots’. Allantibots is a sophisticated phishing package and is characterized by its ability to spoof the Apple URL.
On 7-9 May 2019, Wapack Labs detected an increase in malicious emails with the spoofed sender field firstname.lastname@example.org. Hackers deliver malicious attachments under the pretense of an incoming SWIFT transfer (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Email text spoofing HHH Marine Services on 8 May 2019.
The attackers use the popular malware Lokibot. Wapack Labs detected communications of these samples to known and new Lokibot C2s:
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