Updated “WoofLocker” Software Creates Technical Support Scams
• Cybersecurity professionals have made note of an updated version of the advanced fingerprinting and redirection toolkit named WoofLocker.
• This complex traffic redirection blueprint was first documented by Malwarebytes in January 2020.
Doggonit, WoofLocker Gets an Update
If it was pinning for the “fjords” it’s certainly back. Cybersecurity gurus have found an updated imprint of the advanced fingerprinting and redirection toolkit known as WoofLocker. Ever seen a dog mess with a lock? It’s not pretty. Fortunately, our cyber pooch is a touch more tech apt, but equally messy in its own way.
The “Tail” of the First Round
Fetch your memory back to January 2020 when Malwarebytes first sniffed out this “tail”, pegging WoofLocker’s for what it truly was – a sophisticated traffic redirection plot. Like a dog with its favorite ball, one moment it’s in its mouth, the next it’s hidden in a bush. That’s how WoofLocker operates – in plain sight, but shrouded by the complexity of its operations.
Tech Support Scams Are Rather “Fetching”