Hackers abusing the Ngrok platform phishing attacks

From securityaffairs.co


Researchers at the threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered a new wave of phishing attacks targeting multiple organizations that are abusing the ngrok platform, a secure and introspectable tunnel to the localhost.

ngrok is a cross-platform application used to expose a local development server to the Internet, the server appears to be hosted on a subdomain of ngrok (e.g., 4f421deb219c[.]ngrok[.]io) by creating a long-lived TCP tunnel to the localhost. The experts pointed out that ngrok server software runs on a VPS or a dedicated server and can bypass NAT mapping and Firewall restriction.

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