Weebly the new home for cybercriminals

Cybercriminals and hackers are abusing the service of the Weebly network. Weebly allows everyone to create a free website on their domain.

You can create a website, blog or online store via the Weebly domain.

What they did not tell you, is that Weebly is being used by cybercriminals to launch malicious campaigns.

Weebly used by hackers
Weebly used by hackers

 

The Weebly environment only needs the following credentials:

  • Full name
  • Email
  • Password

Once you provide the credentials above, you will be able to launch a website, which is protected by the Weebly service. In my research for click-farming websites, I found the following domain.

fbshares weebly malicious website
fbshares weebly malicious website

The domain below is being used by click-farms to generate likes and shares. This is often done for people which want more clicks and likes on their Facebook or Website pages. In the example above, the cybercriminals have loaded the video with a code, which will demand the user to share the page first. Once the user has shared the page, they will be redirected to another page which will demand them to enter a survey.

BBC 700 Pound Snake Pulled out of Lake in North Carolina hoax
BBC 700 Pound Snake Pulled out of Lake in North Carolina hoax

Hackers and cybercriminals will keep launching fake schemes as they provide a solid revenue for the hackers or cybercriminals. These hoaxes reach a lot of people and the hackers often post various schemes at once.