Several Cyber Attacks Observed Leveraging IPFS Decentralized Network

by | November 9, 2022 | Cyber Attacks

A number of phishing campaigns are leveraging the decentralized InterPlanetary Filesystem (IPFS) network to host malware, phishing kit infrastructure, and facilitate other attacks.

“Multiple malware families are currently being hosted within IPFS and retrieved during the initial stages of malware attacks,” Cisco Talos researcher Edmund Brumaghin said in an analysis shared with The Hacker News.

The research mirrors similar findings from Trustwave SpiderLabs in July 2022, which found more than 3,000 emails containing IPFS phishing URLs as an attack vector, calling IPFS the new “hotbed” for hosting phishing sites.

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