Fallout

Fallout is an exploit kit (EK) first identified at the end of August 2018. It was first seen as a part of a malvertising campaign affecting users in Japan, Korea, the Middle East, Southern Europe, and others in the Asia Pacific. Fallout was observed exploiting vulnerabilities CVE-2018-4878 and CVE-2018-8174 and distributing the GandCrab ransomware to users in the Middle East. The EK fingerprints the user's browser profile and delivers malicious content if the user is deemed a target of interest. The user is redirected from a legitimate advertising page to the EK landing page. Depending on the browser and operating system, the malvertisement either delivers Fallout or attempts to reroute the user to other social engineering campaigns that try to convince users to download malicious software.

Technical Details and Reporting

  • Nao_sec provides technical details, including IOCs, here.

  • September 2018: Fallout Exploit Kit Used in Malvertising Campaign to Deliver GandCrab Ransomware. (FireEye)

  • September 2018: Fallout Exploit Kit Pushing the SAVEfiles Ransomware (Bleeping Computer)