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SPAM frauds, fakes, and other MALWARE deliveries...


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#1366 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:50 AM

FYI...

Fake 'invoice EME018' SPAM – doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
8 Jan 2015 - "'invoice EME018.docx' pretending to come from Ieuan James <emerysieuan@ gmail .com> with a malicious word doc attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email has come in corrupted on my email server and looks like this (I am sure some email servers will serve up a working version) :
    –Apple-Mail-2E10F14F-2909-483A-9642-7C58A403A905
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset=us-ascii
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    –Apple-Mail-2E10F14F-2909-483A-9642-7C58A403A905
    Content-Type: application/msword;
    name=”invoice EME018.doc”;
    x-apple-part-url=D103C3C9-1CC9-4BE2-89E7-EB608B41F92A
    Content-Disposition: attachment;
    filename=”invoice EME018.doc”
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 ...


... extracted the malicious word doc from the content.
8 January 2015 : invoice EME018.doc - Current Virus total detections: 1/56*
According to Dynamoo’s blog[1] this EME018.doc malware file will connect to one of these sites http ://ecovoyage.hi2 .ro/js/bin.exe http ://mateusz321.cba .pl/js/bin.exe - This binary is saved as %TEMP%\oHIGUIgifdg.exe and has a VirusTotal detection rate of 10/55** ..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1420701971/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1420708713/

1] http://blog.dynamoo....es-invoice.html
8 Jan 2015 - "... this morning I've seen a handful of these malformed malware spams, claiming to be from a Ieuan James and with a subject of invoice EME018.docx. The body text contains some Base64 encoded data which presumably is meant to be an attachment... Recommended minimum blocklist:
59.148.196.153
74.208.11.204
129.215.249.52
78.140.164.160
37.1.208.21
86.156.238.178

In addition I suggest blocking 3NT Solutions LLP / inferno.name IP ranges on sight. I would very strongly recommend blocking the entire 37.1.208.0/21 range..."
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Fake 'INVOICE ADVISE' and 'NOVEMBER INVOICE' SPAM - doc/xls malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....e-08012015.html
8 Jan 2015 - "These two -spam- runs have different email messages but the same payload. In both cases, there are multiple -fake- senders:
Sample 1 - INVOICE ADVISE 08/01/2015
    From:    Mia Holmes
    Date:    8 January 2015 at 09:11
    Subject:    INVOICE ADVISE 08/01/2015
    Good morning
    Happy New Year
    Please could you advise on the  November GBP invoice in the attachment for me?
    Many thanks
    Kind Regards
    Mia Holmes
    Accountant
    SULA IRON & GOLD PLC

Sample 2 - NOVEMBER INVOICE
    From:    Reed Barrera
    Date:    8 January 2015 at 09:16
    Subject:    NOVEMBER INVOICE
    Good morning
    Happy New Year
    Please could you advise on the  November GBP invoice in the attachment for me?
    Many thanks
    Kind Regards
    Reed Barrera
    Controller
    ASSETCO PLC


Other sender names include:
-    Marlin Rodriquez
    Accountant
    CLONTARF ENERGY PLC
-    Olive Pearson
    Senior Accountant
    ABERDEEN UK TRACKER TRUST PLC
-    Andrew Salas
    Credit Management
    AMTEK AUTO
The attachment is in a Word document (in one sample it was a Word document saved as an XLS file). Example filenames include:
RBAC_9971IV.xls
INV_6495NU.doc
2895SC.doc
There are -four- different malicious files that I have seen so far, all with low detection rates [1] [2] [3] [4] which contain in turn one of these macros... leading to a download from one of the following locations:
http ://188.241.116.63 :8080/mops/pops.php
http ://108.59.252.116 :8080/mops/pops.php
http ://178.77.79.224 :8080/mops/pops.php
http ://192.227.167.32 :8080/mops/pops.php
This file is downloaded as g08.exe which is then copied to %TEMP%\1V2MUY2XWYSFXQ.exe. This file has a detection rate of 3/56*. The VT report shows a POST to 194.146.136.1:8080 (PE "Filipets Igor Victorovych", Ukraine) which is a well-known malware server which I recommend that you block. This IP is confirmed in the Malwr report which also shows a dropped DLL which is the same as found in this spam run and has a detection rate of just 2/56**."
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1420712512/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1420712527/

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1420712717/

4] https://www.virustot...sis/1420713398/

* https://www.virustot...sis/1420713841/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1420714510/

- http://myonlinesecur...el-xls-malware/
8 Jan 2015: INV_7330KQ.doc - Current Virus total detections: 1/56*
* https://www.virustot...sis/1420713841/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
194.146.136.1: https://www.virustot....1/information/
 

:ph34r: :ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 08 January 2015 - 07:32 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:18 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Monthly Invoice & Report' SPAM - malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....tasharp-uk.html
9 Jan 2015 - "This spam email pretends to be from a wholly legitimate company called Datasharp UK Ltd but it isn't, it is a spoof. Datasharp is not sending the spam, their systems have not been compromised in any way.
    From:    ebilling@ datasharp .co
    Date:    9 January 2015 at 06:55
    Subject:    DO-NOT-REPLY Datasharp UK Ltd - Monthly Invoice & Report
    THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT AUTOMATICALLY
    Attached is your Invoice from Datasharp Hosted Services for this month.
    To view your bill please go to www.datasharp .co.uk.  Allow 24 hours before viewing this information.
    For any queries relating to this bill, please contact hosted.services@ datasharp .co.uk or call 01872 266644.
    Please put your account number on your reply to prevent delays
    Kind Regards
    Ebilling


So far I have seen two different Word documents attached with low detection rates at VirusTotal [1] [2] containing one of two malicious macros... which then attempt to download an additional component from the following locations:
http ://TICKLESTOOTSIES .COM/js/bin.exe
http ://nubsjackbox.oboroduki .com/js/bin.exe
The tickletootsies .com download location has been cleaned up, but the other one is still working as it downloads a file with a VirusTotal detection rate of 5/56*. That VirusTotal report also shows that it attempts to POST to 74.208.11.204:8080 (1&1, US) which has been a malware C&C server for several weeks and is definitely worth blocking.
UPDATE: the Malwr report shows connections to the following IPs which I recommend you block:
59.148.196.153
74.208.11.204
"
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1420794297/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1420794299/

* https://www.virustot...sis/1420793909/

- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
9 Jan 2015
Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...oice-Report.jpg

* https://www.virustot...sis/1420787444/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1420787603/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1420793909/
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Fake 'Fax' SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....-documents.html
9 Jan 2015 - "This -fake- fax run is a variation of this one* from yesterday.
    From:    Fax [no-replay@ fax-voice .com]
    Date:    9 January 2015 at 14:52
    Subject:    Employee Documents - Internal Use
    DOCUMENT NOTIFICATION, Powered by NetDocuments
    DOCUMENT NAME: Fax Documents
    DOCUMENT LINK: <redacted> ...


As before, there are several links leading to different download locations... These landing pages lead to a pair of jjencoded javascripts hosted on different files. I explained a little about those last time* ... the download location that you coax out of the script is time-limited. If you wait too long, you get a nonsense script instead. And possibly even more interesting is that every time you download the target ZIP file "message.zip ;.zip ;.zip ;" it seems to be different... That led to -10- different ZIP files containing different EXE files... Although those reports indicate some difference in the port numbers, we can see the following URLs being accessed:
http ://202.153.35.133 :55365/0901us1/HOME/0/51-SP3/0/
http ://202.153.35.133 :55365/0901us1/HOME/1/0/0/
http ://crecrec .com/mandoc/nuts12.pdf
http ://202.153.35.133 :55350/0901us1/HOME/41/7/4/
http ://samrhamburg .com/img/ml1.tar
202.153.35.133 (Excell Media Pvt Lt, India) is probably the key thing to block. Despite the differences in the downloader, they all seem to drop a randomly-named file with identical characterstics in each case. This has a VirusTotal detection rate of 1/55** and you can see the Malwr report for that file here***..."  
* http://blog.dynamoo....m-campaign.html

** https://www.virustot...sis/1420818425/

*** https://malwr.com/an...jVjYWE0ZmQwZDU/

202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
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Bingham McCutchen Law Firm Spam
- http://threattrack.t...n-law-firm-spam
Jan 9, 2015 - "Subjects Seen:
     Judicial summons
Typical e-mail details:
    Warrant to appear Please be informed that you are expected in the Hamilton County Court of Appeals on February 2nd, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. where the hearing of your case of illegal software use will take place. You may obtain protection of a lawyer, if necessary.
    Please bring your identity documents to the Court on the named day. Attendance is compulsory.
    The detailed plaint note is attached to this letter, please download and read it thoroughly.
    Clerk of court,
    Jacob Velez


Malicious URLs:
    joalpe.firebearstudio .com/dir.php?bh=oBRzRrtM0A02ooUI1aER2YGsHzIP29bCneRZntfom+A=
Malicious File Name and MD5:
    PlaintNote_BinghamMcCutchen_00588315.exe (E1A7061CCB8997EAB296AA84454B072B)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...zDyH1r6pupn.png

Tagged: law firm, Kuluoz

176.9.136.137: https://www.virustot...37/information/

> https://www.google.c...c?site=AS:24940
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Fake CNN Twitter Feeds SPAM weight loss links
- https://blog.malware...ght-loss-links/
Jan 9, 2014 - "We’ve noticed a number of fake CNN-themed Twitter accounts driving traffic to a couple of different weight loss sites. The accounts in question are:
CNNOnly
TheCNNBreak
MyCNNNews
CNNHotline
All of the above started posting their links in the last few hours... Curiously, they all stopped posting their random mish-mash of memes and joke images around December 18 or 19, so it’s possible they could be formally parked bots which have taken on a new lease of life in some way. We’ve also seen non CNN-themed accounts sending out the same links. To give you an idea of click totals, the stats for two of the links we’ve seen are as follows:
bit(dot)ly/12NTPUP – 25,814 clicks
bit(dot)ly/1zxVKtB – 37,262 clicks
Worth noting that both of those links were created December 10, and as you now have to log into Bit.ly to see additional stats – and I can’t currently login – we can’t comment on what percentage of those clicks are very recent. All the same, we shouldn’t look to keep clicking now and encourage -more- spam as a result. Twitter spam runs are one of those things which will never go away, and it pays to have an idea of the kind of antics* spammers get up to. If you’re looking for some advice on how to keep your Twitter account safe you may wish to look at the latter half of this post** while you’re at it..."
* https://blog.malware...?s=twitter spam

** https://blog.malware...r-account-safe/
 

:ph34r: :ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 09 January 2015 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:46 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Summary Paid Against' SPAM - doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
12 Jan 2015 - "'Summary Paid Against' pretending to come from Jason Bracegirdle JPS Projects Ltd <jason.bracegirdle@ jpsprojectsltd .co.uk>with a malicious word doc attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... This email contains the same malware payload as today’s Invoice from 'simply carpets of Keynsham Ltd' - Word doc malware* although the file attachment has a different name...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...aid-Against.jpg

11 January 2015: Copy of Weekly Summary 28 12 2014 w.e 28.12.14.doc - Current Virus total detections: 3/54**
Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421063953/

- http://blog.dynamoo....ears-to-be.html
12 Jan 2015
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421065786/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421065795/

> http://blog.dynamoo....rom-simply.html
12 Jan 2015
Recommended blocklist:
59.148.196.153
74.208.11.204
"
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Outlook Settings Spam
- http://threattrack.t...k-settings-spam
Jan 12, 2015 - "Subjects Seen:
     Important - New Outlook Settings
Typical e-mail details:
    Please carefully read the downloaded instructions before updating settings.
    campusnut .com/outlook/settings.html
    This e-mail and / or any attachment(s) is intended solely for the above-mentioned recipient(s) and it may contain confidential or privileged information. If you have received it in error, please notify us immediately at helpdesk@ Outlook-us.com and delete the e-mail. You must not copy it, distribute it, disclose it or take any action in reliance on it.


Malicious URLs:
    campusnut .com/outlook/settings.html
    images .californiafamilyfitness.com/outlook/settings.html
    data.gamin .cz/outlook/settings.html
    capslik .com/outlook/settings.html
    duedisnc .it/outlook/settings.html
    cwvancouver .com/outlook/settings.html
    eu1.panalinks .com/outlook/settings.html
    indemnizaciongarantizada .com/outlook/settings.html
    dprofessionals .org/outlook/settings.html
    homewoodsuitestremblant .com/outlook/settings.html
    ig4mbeco .com/outlook/settings.html
    bestni .com/outlook/settings.html
    boryapim .com/outlook/settings.html
    hinchablessegarra .com/outlook/settings.html
    bonificachiana .it/outlook/settings.html
Malicious File Name and MD5:
    outlook_setting_pdf.exe (9F2018FC3C7DE300D1069460559659F4)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...AfD81r6pupn.png

Tagged: Outlook, Upatre

- http://blog.dynamoo....ew-outlook.html
12 Jan 2015
... outlook_setting_pdf.exe
https://www.virustot...sis/1421077347/
"... Recommended blocklist:
202.153.35.133
morph-x .com
coffeeofthemonth .biz
"

202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
___

iPhone 6 SCAM
- https://blog.malware...6-scam-returns/
Jan 12, 2015 - "... a familiar -scam- on the verge of a come-back:
> https://blog.malware...015/01/brad.png
... we first encountered the spammed link on LinkedIn, thanks to a user named Kolko Kolko, who according to his profile is a coach and has the face of an A-list celebrity. Doing a quick online search using the Goog.gl shortened URL brings up other domains—Google Plus, Livejournal, and Picasa, specifically — where the list is also being posted and shared. Once users click-the-link, they are directed to a survey -scam- page. Below is an example:
> https://blog.malware...5/01/survey.png
The above page is a type of survey that gives users the option to skip. Doing so, however, opens additional layers of survey pages that needs skipping until such a point that users encounter a page they could not escape, such as this:
> https://blog.malware...ore-surveys.png
... the surveys vary depending on the user’s location... Should you encounter any posts from random users on sites you frequent with regard to claiming an iPhone 6, don’t click-the-link... warn friends and contacts on that site to avoid falling for it..."
___

Phish - Barclaycard Credit limit increase
- http://myonlinesecur...rease-phishing/
12 Jan 2015 - "'Credit limit increase' pretending to come from Barclaycard <barclaycard@ mail.barclaycard .co.uk>is one of the latest phish attempts to steal your Bank, credit card and personal details. We are seeing a quite big run of this email today. We see these phishing emails frequently, but today’s spam run of them has a much larger number than usual. This one only wants your personal details, Barclaycard log in details and your credit card and bank details. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your email, facebook and other social network log in details as well...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...rease-email.jpg

If you open the attached html file you see a webpage looking like:
> http://myonlinesecur...it-increase.jpg
When you fill in your user name and password you get a page where the phishers try to validate your details to make sure that you are entering “genuine ” information. They make sure that the bank account numbers have the correct number of digits and that the credit card numbers have the correct number of digits and format. They then send you on to the genuine Barclaycard website..."
___

Google/Microsoft feud over latest 0-day disclosures
- http://www.infoworld...-microsoft.html
Jan 12, 2015 - "... The subject is the long-running feud between Google and Microsoft over the handling of zero-day flaws. Google engineer Tavis Ormandy has built quite a reputation in security circles for finding zero days in Windows and notifying Microsoft. If no action is forthcoming from Microsoft in a pre-determined amount of time (usually 90 days), Ormandy releases the details (presumably with Google's permission), typically on the Full Disclosure mailing list... The process is now formally supported by Google, under the name Project Zero*. There's no better way I know to get Microsoft's attention. The latest instances actually concern two zero-day bugs, both reported by a Google researcher known as Forshaw... Here's how the argument boils down, in my estimation. If you trust Microsoft to fix the holes in Windows, then Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure - where we, as customers, trust Microsoft to dig in and fix problems as soon as they're discovered - is a great idea. We would trust Microsoft to fix the problems expeditiously, because other people may have discovered the problem already. We also trust Microsoft to put enough money into the patching effort to make the fixes appear quickly and accurately. If you don't trust Microsoft, then the question becomes how best to hold Microsoft's feet to the fire. Although some believe in full, immediate disclosure, I don't buy that. There has to be a better way. Google's approach seems to me a reasonable one - although it's arguable that the zero-day notification window should be extended to 120 days..."
* http://googleonlines...oject-zero.html

> http://blogs.technet...disclosure.aspx
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TorrentLocker -ransomware- hits ANZ Region
- http://blog.trendmic...its-anz-region/
Jan 11, 2015 - "... the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) region experienced a surge in ransomware, specifically, crypto-ransomware attacks. It appears that these attacks are no longer limited to that region. Research from Trend Micro engineers shows that the ANZ (Australia-New Zealand) region is the latest to be greatly affected by this type of malware—this time by TorrentLocker ransomware. The Infection Chain:
Infection diagram for ANZ attacks:
> http://blog.trendmic.../ANZ-cryp11.jpg
The malware arrives through -emails- that pretend to be penal notices from the New South Wales government (referred in this entry as “NSW”) -or- shipping information from the Australia Post. Once users click-the-link, they will be -redirected- to a -spoofed- page bearing a newly-registered domain similar to the official, legitimate one. The page instructs users to download a file by first entering a CAPTCHA code. If correctly entered, it triggers the download of the malicious file in a zipped format from SendSpace, a file-hosting site. If the user -opens- the zipped file and executes the malware, it will connect to secure command-and-control (C&C) servers. After successful sending and receiving of information, the malware will then encrypt files in the users’ machines using Elliptic Curve Cryptography Encryption and appends the string .encrypted. Afterwards, it drops an .HTML file with decryption instructions and displays a ransom page. It also deletes the shadow copy of the infected system by executing the command line instruction vssadmin.exe Delete Shadows /All /Quiet, thus preventing the user to restore their files from back-up. Based on feedback from the Smart Protection Network, 98.28% of the recipients are from Australia... ... we have identified several fake domains, 180 for Australia Post and 134 for NSW. These domains are hosted in the following Russian name servers, registered to certain email addresses:
    91.218.228.XX
    193.124.200.13X
    193.124.205.18X
    193.124.89.10X

The C&C servers in these attacks are newly registered and hosted under IP addresses ranging from 46.161.30.17 to 46.161.30.49. We have also identified eight domains, including adwordshelper[.]ru and countryregion[.]ru... Sample hashes of the files supported by our detections:
    4d07581b5bdb3f93ff2721f2125f30e7d2769270
    6a46ff02b1a075c967939851e90dfb36329876fa
    9d71e27ad25dfe235dfaec99f6241673a6cff30e
    a0bbbd2c75e059d54d217c2912b56b1cb447ef31
    0ce7690a209796b530b89f3cac89c90626785b84
    09d5bc847f60ce3892159f717548d30e46cd53f0
    1816a65aa497877b8f656b87550110e04ac972cd
    bee66ab8460ad41ba0589c4f46672c0f8c8419f8 ..."
(More detail at the trendmicro URL at the top of this post.)
 

:ph34r: :ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 12 January 2015 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:22 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Nat West Secure Message' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
13 Jan 2013 - "'You have a new Secure Message' pretending to come from NatWest <secure.message@ natwest .com> with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    You have received a encrypted message from NatWest Customer Support
    In order to view the attachment please open it using your email client ( Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Lotus )
    If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions please contact the NatWest Bank Secure Email Help Desk at 0131 556 2313.


13 January 2015: SecureMessage.pdf.zip: Extracts to: SecureMessage.pdf.scr
Current Virus total detections: 1/57* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421155786/
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Fake 'Tax return' SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....rsgov-your.html
13 Jan 2015 - "This -fake- tax return spam leads to malware:
    From: John Smith [mailto:john.smith@ mail-irs .gov]
    Sent: 13 January 2015 11:13
    Subject: Your tax return was incorrectly filled out
    Attention: Owner/ Manager
    We would like to inform you that you have made mistakes while completing the last tax form application (ID: 960164707883) .
    Please follow the advice of our tax specialists HERE
    Please amend the mistakes and send the corrected tax return to your tax agent as soon as possible.
    Yours sincerely


The link in the email has a format such as:
http ://marypageevans .com/taxadmin/get_doc.html
http ://laser-support .co.uk/taxadmin/get_doc.html
A journey through some heavily obfuscated javascript follows... which eventually leads to a download called message.zip which contains a malicious executable tax_guide_pdf.exe which changes slightly every time it is downloaded. Incidentally, there seems to be a download limit of about 6 times, after which nonsense text is displayed instead. The .exe file has a VirusTotal detection rate of just 2/57* and Norman identifies it as Upatre. According to the Malwr report it connects to the following URLs:
http ://202.153.35.133 :19639/1301us23/HOME/0/51-SP3/0/
http ://202.153.35.133 :19639/1301us23/HOME/1/0/0/
http ://dstkom .com/mandoc/lit23.pdf
http ://202.153.35.133 :19657/1301us23/HOME/41/7/4/
It also drops a file (in this case called FbIpg60.exe) which has another low detection rate of just 2/57**. Fake IRS spam is quite common, if you don't deal with the IRS then blocking mail-irs .gov on your email gateway might help."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421160583/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421161232/

202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
___

University Employee Payroll SCAM
- https://www.ic3.gov/...5/150113-2.aspx
13 Jan 2015 - "University employees are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mail contains a link directing the employee to login to their human resources website to identify this change. The website provided appears very similar to the legitimate site in an effort to steal the employee’s credentials. Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer takes that information and signs into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information. This redirects the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam..."

- https://www.ic3.gov/...5/150113-1.aspx
"College -students- across the United States have been -targeted- to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges..."
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Win7 - End of mainstream support
- http://windowssecret...for-its-demise/
Jan 8, 2015 - "... Most major Microsoft products have a formal life cycle that includes two key end-of-life dates. For Windows, those dates are listed on Microsoft’s “Windows lifecycle fact sheet” webpage.* The first date — End of mainstream support — effectively means that Microsoft will no longer offer free updates to the operating system. Once mainstream support ends for a specific version of Windows, it then enters its Extended support phase, during which Microsoft offers only essential fixes and security updates. (Companies can also pay for specific nonsecurity updates.) When an OS reaches its End of extended support milestone, all official support ends. Windows XP, as many Windows Secrets readers know, passed its “End of extended support” date on April 8, 2014. It has not had official updates of any kind since. (For more specifics on MS product life cycles, see the online “Microsoft support lifecycle policy FAQ.”) As noted in the “Windows lifecycle fact sheet,” Jan. 13 marks the end of mainstream support for all versions of Windows 7 SP1. What does that mean for the millions of us doing our daily computing on Win7 systems? Very soon, our operating systems will be essentially frozen — we’ll no longer receive any enhancements or nonessential fixes. We will, however, receive monthly security updates until Jan. 14, 2020, Win7’s official “End of extended support” date (at which point, Microsoft will want us on Windows 13 — or whatever it’s then called). Just as with XP this past April, Win7 systems should no longer receive updates of any kind after January 2020..."
* http://windows.micro...ndows/lifecycle

- http://www.theinquir...t-for-windows-7
Jan 13 2015
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 14 January 2015 - 02:35 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:57 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Invoice' SPAM – doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
14 Jan 2015 - "'Les Mills Invoice' pretending to come from lmuk.accounts@ lesmills .com with a malicious word doc attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... As usual 2 slightly different -malware- versions. The email looks like:
    Dear Customer,
    Please find attached an invoice for Les Mills goods/services. Please note that for Licence Fee invoices the month being billed is the month in which the invoice has been raised unless otherwise stated within.
    If you have any queries please email lmuk.accounts@ lesmills .com or call 0207 264 0200 and select option 3 to speak to a member of the team.
    Best regards,
    Les Mills Finance Team


14 January 2015 : Les Mills SIV035931.doc - Current Virus total detections: 0/57* : 0/55**
... All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...96564/analysis/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421225265/

- http://blog.dynamoo....ls-invoice.html
14 Jan 2015
"... Recommended blocklist:
59.148.196.153
74.208.11.204
81.27.38.97
okurimono.ina-ka .com
"
___

Fake 'SEPA' SPAM – doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
14 Jan 2015 - "'Senior Accounts Payable SEPA REMITTANCE ADVICE 2503.62 EUR 12 JAN 2014' with a malicious word doc attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    Good Afternoon
    Please see attached a copy of remittance advice for SEPA payment of 2503.62  EUR made on 12/01/2015
    Regards,
    Victoria Mack
    Senior Accounts Payable


14 January 2015 : SE827QR.doc - Current Virus total detections: 0/57*
... All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421236177/
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Fake Fax SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
14 Jan 2015 - "'Fax Received: Fax Server | 1/14/2015 8:21 AM' pretending to come from Nextiva vFax <notifications@ nextivafax .com> with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
     HI ...
    Delivery Information:
    Message #:         131177970
    Local Number:         4853872678
    Remote CSID:         Fax Server
    Total Pages:         2
    Transmit Time:         3 min 41.000 sec
    Click here to view this message ...
    Delivered by vFax…     “When Every Fax is Mission Critical”


14 January 2015: fax_message_01142015_784398443.pdf.zip ( 83kb): Extracts to:  fax_message_01142015_784398443.pdf.scr - Current Virus total detections: 3/55*
This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421251998/
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Malware sites offering Oracle 'patches'
- https://blogs.oracle..._oracle_patches
Jan 14, 2015 - "It has come to our attention that there are non-Oracle sites offering Oracle 'fixes' for genuine Oracle error messages... If you do encounter one of these sites please inform us immediately via Communities* or create a SR and we will rectify the situation... Proactive Support are already investigating some known sites..."
* https://community.oracle.com/
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Outlook Phish
- https://blog.malware...-outlook-phish/
Jan 14, 2015 - "... phish mail in circulation... for Outlook accounts. The email reads as follows:
Dear Microsoft User,
Please note we have temporary blocked your account from receiving e-mails, because we detected fraudulent and spam activities from your mail box to some blacklisted email address, So for your own safety verify your account.
If a verification respond is not gotten from you in the next 24 hours, we are sorry we will be forced to permanently disable and delete your account from Microsoft Account.
To verify your Microsoft account, Click Here
We regret Any inconvenience.
Thanks,
The Microsoft account team


Clicking the link in the email – sbmarticles(dot)com/Z-zone/SigrypAmt2nd(dot)htm*, which has already popped up on Phishtank – takes potential victims to a spot of data URI phishing**.
> https://blog.malware...sh1-300x186.jpg
Don’t be tricked into filling in login details via these types of attack – any email asking you to login or enter personal information (especially when warning you about account suspensions, unusual activity or any other form of shenanigans) should be treated with a generous helping of caution."
* 192.190.80.53: https://www.virustot...53/information/

** http://www.csoonline...e-accounts.html
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 14 January 2015 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:29 AM

FYI...

Fake 'invoice' SPAM - malware attached
- http://blog.dynamoo....ed-invoice.html
15 Jan 2015 - "This -fake- invoice has a malicious attachment. It does not comes from Hexis UK Ltd, it is a forgery. Hexis is not sending the spam, nor have their systems been compromised in any way.
    From:    Invoice from Hexis [Invoice@ hexis .co.uk]
    Date:    15 January 2015 at 06:36
    Subject:    Invoice
    Sent 15 JAN 15 08:30
    HEXIS (UK) LIMITED
    7 Europa Way
    Britannia Park
    Lichfield
    Staffordshire
    WS14 9TZ
    Telephone 01543 411221
    Fax 01543 411246


Attached is a malicious Word document S-INV-CREATIFX-465219.doc which actually comes in -two- different versions (perhaps more) with low detection rates [1] [2] containing two slightly different macros... which download a component from one of the following locations:
http ://dramakazuki.kesagiri .net/js/bin.exe
http ://cassiope .cz/js/bin.exe
This has a VirusTotal detection rate of 3/57*. That report shows the malware phoning home to 74.208.11.204:8080 (1&1 Internet, US) which is a familiar C&C server which you should definitely block traffic to. My sources also identify a couple of other IPs, giving a recommended blocklist of:
59.148.196.153
74.208.11.204
81.27.38.97

UPDATE: the Malwr report shows that it drops a DLL with a VirusTotal detection rate of just 1/57**."
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421314924/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421314937/

* https://www.virustot...sis/1421315774/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421318457/


- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
15 Jan 2015
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421309107/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421309412/
___

Fake 'Payment request' SPAM - malware attachments
- http://blog.dynamoo....-of-417694.html
15 Jan 2015 - "This -spam- comes with a malicious Word document attached:
    from:    Alan Case
    date:    15 January 2015 at 08:49
    subject:    Payment request of 4176.94 (14 JAN 2015)
    Dear Sirs,
    Sub: Remitance of GBP 4176.94
    This is with reference to the above, we request you to kindly remit GBP 4176.94 in favor of our bank account.
    For more information on our bank details please refer to the attached document.
    Thanking you,
    Alan Case Remittance Manager


Other names and job titles seen... The payment amount, name and job title change in each spam, as does the name of the attachment (although this following the format ADV0000XX). There are three malicious Word documents that I have seen, each with a low detection rate at VirusTotal [1] [2] [3] which in turn contain a slightly different macro... which attempt to download another component from one of the following locations:
http ://95.163.121.71 :8080/mopsi/popsi.php
http ://95.163.121.72 :8080/mopsi/popsi.php
http ://136.243.237.204 :8080/mopsi/popsi.php
Note the two adjacent IPs of 95.163.121.71 and 95.163.121.72 which belong to Digital Networks CJSC in Russia (aka DINETHOSTING), an IP range of 95.163.64.0/18 that I would recommend you consider blocking.  136.243.237.204 is a Hetzner IP. The macro downloads a file g08.exe from these locations which is then saved as %TEMP%\UGvdfg.exe. This has a VirusTotal detection rate of 4/57*. That VT report also shows the malware attempting to POST to 194.146.136.1:8080 (PE "Filipets Igor Victorovych", Ukraine) which is a well-known bad IP. The Malwr report is inconclusive, but this exectuable probably drops a Dridex DLL.
Recommended blocklist:
194.146.136.1
95.163.121.71
95.163.121.72
136.243.237.204

UPDATE: the following -are- Dridex C&C servers which you should also block:
80.237.255.196 "
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421313787/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421313798/

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1421313810/

* https://www.virustot...sis/1421313825/


- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
15 Jan 2015
15 January 2015 : ADV0291LO.doc - Current Virus total detections: 3/55*
15 January 2015 : 57959SI.xls (35 kb) - Current Virus total detections: 3/57**
 |  3093720WF.xls (47 kb) - Current Virus total detections: 2/57***
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421309631/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421316140/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1421315881/
___

Fake 'open24 .ie important changes alert' SPAM – malware
- http://myonlinesecur...-alert-malware/
15 Jan 2015 - "'Some important changes to some services' (email alert) pretending to come from Open24 <inf01@ open24 .ie> is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    Fwd: Software Upgrade
    Dear
    Open24 Customer,
    We have now implemented a number of
    changes to our Internet  Banking service. This is to ensure the highest
    level of security of information passing between you and our server.
    To have access to this service, simply follow the button below and activate the service...
    Kind regards
    Open24
    This email is personal & confidential and is intended for the recipient only...


15 January 2015: open24changes.zip (523 kb)  : Extracts to: Payment.scr
Current Virus total detections: 17/57* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421332957/
___

Fake 'ADP Invoice' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
15 Jan 2015 - "'ADP Invoice for week ending 01/11/2015' pretending to come from Johnny.West@ adp .com with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    Your most recent ADP invoice is attached for your review.
    If you have any questions regarding this invoice, please contact your ADP service team at the number provided on the invoice for assistance.
    Please note that your bank account will be debited within one banking business day for the amount(s) shown on the invoice.
    Thank you for choosing ADP for your business solutions.
    Important: Please do not respond to this message. It comes from an unattended mailbox.


15 January 2015: invoice_418270412.pdf.zip (11kb): Extracts to: invoice_418270412.pdf.scr
Current Virus total detections: 5/57* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421335768/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
174.120.16.66: https://www.virustot...66/information/
69.49.101.51: https://www.virustot...51/information/
___

Fake 'HSBC Payment Advice SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
15 Jan 2015 - "'Payment Advice – Advice Ref:[GB956959] / CHAPS credits' pretending to come from HSBC Advising Service [mailto:Bankline.Administrator@ nutwest .com] is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and follow the link or open the attachment... The email looks like:
    Sir/Madam,
     Please download document from dropbox, payment advice is issued at the request of our customer. The advice is for your reference only.
     Download link: <redacted>
     Yours faithfully,
    Global Payments and Cash Management
    HSBC ...


When you follow the... link you get a page looking like this, where depending on which browser you are using, you might get a direct download of the zip file containing the -malware- or you might get the message to follow the link... which will give you the malware:
Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur.../01/avralab.jpg
15 January 2015: doc974_pdf.zip (11kb) : Extracts to:   doc963_pdf.exe
Current Virus total detections: 4/57* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421341083/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
66.147.240.173: https://www.virustot...73/information/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 15 January 2015 - 04:12 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 05:49 AM

FYI...

Affordable Care Act Phishing Campaign
- https://www.us-cert....ishing-Campaign
Jan 15, 2015 - "US-CERT is aware of a phishing campaign purporting to come from a U.S. Federal Government Agency. The phishing emails reference the Affordable Care Act in the subject and claim to direct users to health coverage information, but instead direct them to sites which attempt to elicit private information or install malicious code. US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves:
- Do not follow links or download attachments in unsolicited email messages.
- Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
- Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Security Tip* for additional information on social engineering attacks..."
* https://www.us-cert....s/tips/ST04-014
___

Fake 'voice mail' SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
16 Jan 2015 -"'You have received a voice mail' pretending to come from Microsoft Outlook Voicemail <no-reply@your own domain>with  a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    You received a voice mail : VOICE549-693-8777.wav (20 KB)
    Caller-Id: 549-693-8777
    Message-Id: 8X3NI1
    Email-Id: a.j.lefeber14d @ ...
    This e-mail contains a voice message.
    Download and extract the attachment to listen the message.
    Sent by Microsoft Exchange Server


They are not being sent by your own server or email server, but by one of the botnets...
16 January 2015: VOICE44982109219.zip (11kb) : Extracts to: VOICE44982109219.scr
Current Virus total detections: 4/56* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421413445/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
192.185.16.192: https://www.virustot...92/information/
UDP communications
198.27.81.168: https://www.virustot...68/information/
192.95.17.62: https://www.virustot...62/information/
___

Adobe Phish back in-the-Wild
- https://blog.malware...ck-in-the-wild/
Jan 15, 2015 - "We recently found a -compromised- site serving what appears to be an Adobe phish. Like most phishing campaigns, this one may have originated from a spammed email. Although we do not have the actual sample of said email, it pays to be familiar with what the fraud page looks like and its content, too. Please direct your attention to the screenshot below:
> https://blog.malware.../00-default.png
We can deduce from the page’s content that the spam may have originated from a spoofed Adobe address, promising an important document the recipient has to see. In order to do so, they are then instructed to access their Adobe account by entering their email credentials, specifically for AOL, Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo! The page also caters to credentials for other email providers. Visitors clicking either of the email service brands at the right side of the page changes the user entry fields at the left side to match with the look of the real thing... Some of us may quickly and easily identify that the whole thing is a phishing campaign, but some may also not realize this until it’s too late. Be extra careful when dealing with emails purporting to have come from Adobe... It also pays to remain informed and read Adobe’s page here* on how to avoid falling for phishing schemes."
* https://www.adobe.co...t-phishing.html
___

North Korean News Agency site serves File Infector
- http://blog.trendmic...-file-infector/
Jan 16, 2015 - "We were recently alerted to reports* claiming that the website North Korea’s official news service, www.kcna .kp, had been delivering -malware- via embedded malicious code. One of the photo spreads on the website was found to contain malware that launched a watering hole attack on individuals who came to visit the website and its other pages. Below is an infection diagram for the malware associated with this attack:
> http://blog.trendmic...01/Diagram2.jpg
The mother file in this attack is detected as PE_WINDEX.A-O. As seen in the diagram above, the executable file mscaps.exe drops wtime32.dll, which contains the infection code and backdoor routine. Another executable file mscaps.exe injects code to explorer.exe to stay memory resident. As such, every time the affected system reboots, the malware runs on the system and begins its infection routine. Explorer.exe executes the infection code and targets .EXE files in drive types that are removable or shared, with drive letters traversed from A-Z. We observed that it skips fixed drives. Apart from explorer.exe, this file infector looks for the following processes where it injects its malicious code:
    iexplore.exe
    ieuser.exe
    firefox.exe
    chrome.exe
    msimn.exe
    msnmsgr.exe
    outlook.exe
    winmail.exe
    yahoomessenger.exe
    ftp.exe
The website contains an -infected- .ZIP file named FlashPlayer.zip. Our initial analysis shows that the outdated Flash Player installer drops the main file infector WdExt.exe, which we detect as PE_WINDEX.A-O. It copies and renames the file Ws2_32.dll, which is the file for the Windows Sockets API used by most Internet and network applications to handle network connections. PE_WINDEX.A-O also creates the file SP{random}.tmp, which contains system information that may be responsible for the malware’s information theft routines. It gathers data such as date and time, computer name, user name, OS information, MAC address, and more. The embedded malicious code runs on Internet Explorer version 11.0, Mozilla Firefox versions 10.0.9 and 36.0, Safari versions 7.0.3 and 4.0, Opera version 9.00 and 12.14, and Google Chrome 41.0.2228.0. The browsers we tested all displayed the code snippet that includes /download/FlashPlayer10.zip. Based on replicating the attack with an infected sample (calc.exe), we noticed that the file size is almost the same size as the mother file infector, PE_WINDEX.A-O. Additional analysis also shows that PE_WINDEX.A-O has developer metadata that lists its copyright as © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved with its publisher is listed as Microsoft Corporation. Its description and comments contain the text Windows Defender Extension, among other listed information. This may be a disguise for the malware so that users won’t be suspicious about the file..."
* http://arstechnica.c...rs-malware-too/
___

Google finally quashes month-Old Malvertising Campaign
- http://it.slashdot.o...tising-campaign
Jan 16, 2015 - "Since the middle of December, visitors to sites that run Google AdSense ads have intermittently found themselves -redirected- to other sites featuring spammy offerings for anti-aging and brain-enhancing products*. While webmasters who have managed to figure out which advertisers are responsible could quash the attacks on their AdSense consoles, only now has Google itself managed to track down the villains and -ban- them from the service."
* http://www.itworld.c...ing-attack.html
Jan 14, 2015
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 16 January 2015 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 10:44 AM

FYI...

iTunes invoice – phish
- http://myonlinesecur...x175t-phishing/
17 Jan 2015 - "'ITunes Your invoice #ID31WX175T' pretending to come from iTunes Store <do_not_reply@ btconnect .com> is one of the latest -phish- attempts to steal your Bank, credit card and personal details. This one is slightly different to usual ones in that it is designed to make you think that it is a mistake and that you need to enter all your bank/credit card details in order to -cancel- the transaction that you never made in the first place... persuading the recipient that somebody must have compromised their ITunes account and telling you to change all the details in it... not only would you lose a lot of money but could also end up losing a lot more. This one only wants your personal details and your credit card and bank details. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your email, facebook and other social network log in details as well*...
* http://myonlinesecur...ghten-security/
looks at first glance like the genuine Itunes website but you can clearly see in the address bar, that it is fake. Some versions of this phish will ask you fill in the html (webpage) form that comes attached to the email. If you open the attached html file you see a webpage looking like:
> http://myonlinesecur...onfirmation.png
When you fill in your user name and password you get a page looking like this, where the phishers try to validate your details to make sure that you are entering “genuine ” information. They make sure that the bank account numbers have the correct number of digits and that the credit card numbers have the correct number of digits and format...make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should -not- be run or opened."
 

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:07 AM

FYI...

Fake 'order payment slip' SPAM - malware
- http://myonlinesecur...t-slip-malware/
19 Jan 2015 - "'RE: order payment slip' coming from info@ bukasonventure .com with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    This is just to inform you that we have made the payment as Requested.
    We try to contact you about the payment we made here in our office, but because the payment was made on Friday evening before the bank closed, and our server was down,
    PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHMENT SLIP
    Best regards,
    Mr Pierre Jude Genaral Manager
    323 Collier Road, Bayswater WA 6053
    Phone: (1) 9379 0811
    Fax: (1) 9379 0822 ...


These actually look they they are coming from bukasonventure .com which is hosted in USA and was only registered on 15 January 2015. This might be compromised server, have an open relay allowing the emails to be sent or have been registered under a false set of details with the aim of sending malicious emails and spam. The more I look at this one, the more I am convinced the entire set up has been done with the aim of distributing malware. The domain was registered on 15 January 2015. The computer sending IP 120.140.55.192 is listed as Malaysia...
19 January 2015: order-slip.rar : Extracts to:  order-slip.exe
Current Virus total detections: 23/56* ... All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421652817/
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Verizon vuln exposed email accounts - “zombie cookies”
- http://www.securityw...-email-accounts
Jan 19, 2015 - "... discovered the flaw while analyzing the Android app for Verizon’s fiber optic Internet, telephone and television service FiOS. While investigating the requests sent by the application, the expert noticed a username parameter called uid. By changing the value of this parameter with a different customer’s username, Westergren got the contents of the targeted user’s email account. The researcher* later determined that other API methods for this particular widget were affected as well. For example, by changing the values of the uid and mid parameters in a certain request, he could read individual emails. even managed to send out an email on another user’s behalf by exploiting the vulnerability... The proof-of-concept was sent to Verizon’s security team on January 14. The telecoms giant -confirmed- the existence of the issue by the next day. The vulnerability was fixed on January 16. For responsibly disclosing the security hole, Westergren was rewarded with free FiOS Internet for one year... had been using so-called “zombie cookies” to track subscribers even if they had used private browsing, cleared their cookies, or if they had opted out. The existence of Verizon’s controversial system came to light last year, but the company -denied- using the tracking method in its own business model. After being exposed... announced on Friday that it will suspend its “zombie cookies” program..."
* http://randywestergr...email-accounts/
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LockHeedMartin Fax Spam
- http://threattrack.t...martin-fax-spam
Jan 19, 2015 - "Subjects Seen:
     [Lockheed Martin UK Ltd Integrated Systems] New fax message - LFQ.71021C670.3249
Typical e-mail details:
    FAX: +07755-090107
    Date: 2015.01.18 17:33:18 CST
    Pages: 4
    Reference number: LFQ.71021C670.3249
    Filename: curbed.zip
    —
    Lockheed Martin UK Ltd Integrated Systems Michaele Vivas


Malicious URLs:
    breteau-photographe .com/tmp/pack.tar.gz
    voigt-its .de/fit/pack.tar.gz
    maisondessources .com/assets/pack.tar.gz
    pleiade.asso .fr/piwigotest/pack.tar.gz
    scolapedia .org/histoiredesarts/pack.tar.gz
Malicious File Name and MD5:
    curbed .scr (BDFE7EB4A421B9A989C85BFFF7BACE2C)
    1715030703 .exe (4ebd076047a04290f23f02d6ecd16fee)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...QaEr1r6pupn.png

Tagged: LockHeedMartin, Citroni, dalexis
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Fake 'Natwest' SPAM - leads to malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....am-natwest.html
19 Jan 2015 - "This spam claiming to be from NatWest bank (or is it nEtwest?) leads to malware.
    From:    NatWest [donotreply@ netwest .uk]
    Date:    19 January 2015 at 14:02
    Subject:    Important - Please complete attached form ...
    Dear Customer
    Please find below your Banking Form for Bankline.
    <URL redacted>
    Please complete Bankline Banking Form :
    - Your Customer Id and User Id - which are available from your administrator if you have not already received them
    Additionally, if you wish to access Bankline training, simply follow the link below
    <URL redacted>
    If you have any queries or concerns, please telephone your Electronic Banking Help Desk.
    National Westminster Bank Plc, Registered in England No. 929027. Registered Office: 135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3UR.
    Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority...


In this case the link in the email goes to www.ipawclp .com/NEW-IMPORTANT-NATWEST_FORM/new.bankline_document .html where it hits a couple of scripts at:
http ://restaurantratiobeach .ro/js/jquery-1.39.15.js
http ://utokatalin .ro/js/jquery-1.39.15.js
In turn, that leads to a ZIP file download which contains an EXE file which is slightly different each time it downloads, with low detection rates in all cases [1] [2] [3]. The name of the ZIP file and EXE varies, but is in the format doc12345.exe and doc54321.zip. Of note is a sort-of-informational screen on the download page:
> https://2.bp.blogspo...ake-natwest.png
Automated analysis is presently inconclusive...
UPDATE:
@snxperxero suggests blocking the following sites:
202.153.35.133
loveshopclothing .com
credit490 .com
"
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421678510/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421678516/

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1421678522/
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Fake 'Insurance Inspection' SPAM - doc malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....gesfmgcouk.html
19 Jan 2015 - "This spam does -not- come from FMG Support Group Ltd, but instead it is a forgery. FMG are -not- sending out the spam, nor have their systems been compromised in any way. Instead, this spam has a malicious Word document attached.
    From:    repairermessages@ fmg .co.uk
    Date:    19 January 2015 at 07:24
    Subject:    Insurance Inspection Arranged AIG02377973
    FMG is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. Please don't print this email unless absolutely necessary.
    Have you been impressed by one of our people?
    If so, we'd love to hear about it. You can nominate someone for a Spirit award by emailing spirit@fmg.co.uk
    FMG Support Group Ltd. Registered in England. No. 06489429.
    Registered office: FMG House, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6NA.
    Tel: 0844 243 8888 ...


Attached is a Word document AIG02377973-InsuranceInspectionArranged.doc which comes in at least -two- different versions, neither of which are detected by AV vendors [1] [2]. These documents contain -two- slightly different malicious macros... which attempt to download a further component from:
http ://chilan .ca/js/bin.exe
http ://techno-kar .ru/js/bin.exe
This is saved as %TEMP%\324234234.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/57*. The Malwr report shows it attempting to communicate with the following IPs:
59.148.196.153 (HKBN, Hong Kong)
74.208.11.204 (1&1, US)
These two IP addresses have been used by this -malware- for a long time, I strongly recommend you block them. Also, a malicious DLL is dropped on the infected system with a detection rate of just 2/53**."
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421656771/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421657737/
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Fake '19TH JANUARY 2015.doc' SPAM - doc malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....aci-wilson.html
19 Jan 2015 - "This rather terse spam does -not- actually come from Davies Crane Hire, but it is a -forgery- with a malicious Word document attached. Davies Crane Hire have not been hacked or compromised, and they are -not- sending out this spam.
    From:    Traci Wilson [t.wilson@ daviescranehire .co.uk]
    Date:    19 January 2015 at 09:05
    Subject:    19TH JANUARY 2015.doc


There is -no- body text, just an attachment called 19TH JANUARY 2015.doc which contains a malicious macro.
The documents in use and the payload are identical to this spam run* that proceeded it. At the moment, everything has a very low detection rate. The payload is the Dridex banking trojan."
* http://blog.dynamoo....gesfmgcouk.html

- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
19 Jan 2015
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Fake 'tax refund' Phish...
- http://myonlinesecur...yment-phishing/
19 Jan 2015 - "'HM Revenue and Customs – You have received a tax refund payment !' is an email pretending to come from HM Revenue & Customs <tax@ hmrc .gov .uk> . One of the major common subjects in a phishing attempt is -Tax returns- where especially in the UK, you need to submit your Tax Return online before 31st December each year. This one wants your personal details and your credit card and bank details. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your email, facebook and other social network log in details... If you follow the link you see a webpage looking like this where they want your email address and name:
> http://myonlinesecur...HMRC_phish1.png
They then pretend to do a search  based on your name and email. Then you get sent on to the nitty gritty where they want -all- your banking and credit information:
> http://myonlinesecur...HMRC_phish2.png
... All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email..."
 

:ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 19 January 2015 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:40 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Proforma Invoice' SPAM - macro malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....tzbigkcouk.html
20 Jan 2015 - "This -fake- invoice leads to malware. It is not being sent by Big K Products UK Ltd, their systems have not been hacked or compromised. Instead, the email is a -forgery- designed to get you to click the malicious attachment.
    From:    Monika [monika.goetz@ bigk .co.uk]
    Date:    20 January 2015 at 07:18
    Subject:    Proforma Invoice
    Please find enclosed the proforma invoice for your order. Please let me know when payment has been made, so that the goods can be despatched.
    Kind regards,
    Monika Goetz
    Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator


The document attached is Proforma.doc which is currently undetected by AV vendors. It contains a malicious macro... which attempts to download a binary from:
http ://solutronixfze .com/js/bin.exe
..which is saved to %TEMP%\324234234.exe. This has a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/56* and the Malwr report shows it attempting to phone home to:
59.148.196.153 (HKBN, Hong Kong)
74.208.11.204 (1&1, US)
These IPs have been used many times in similar recent attacks an I recommend you block them. It also drops a DLL with a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/57**. The payload appears to be the Dridex banking trojan. See also this post*** about a related spam run also in progress this morning."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421744001/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421744963/

*** http://blog.dynamoo....comes-with.html

- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
20 Jan 2015
Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...rma-invoice.png

> https://www.virustot...fcfbb/analysis/
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Fake 'Barclays Online Bank [security-update]' SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....ant-update.html
20 Jan 2015 - "This -fake- Barclays spam leads to malware.
    From:    Barclays Online Bank [security-update@ barclays .com]
    Date:    20 January 2015 at 14:41
    Subject:    Barclays - Important Update, read carefully!
    Dear Customer,
    Protecting the privacy of your online banking access and personal information are our primary concern.
    During the last complains because of online fraud we were forced to upgrade our security measures.
    We believe that Invention of security measures is the best way to beat online fraud.
    Barclays Bank have employed some industrial leading models to start performing an extra security check with Your Online Banking Activities to ensure a safe and secure Online and Mobile Banking.
    For security reasons we downloaded the Update Form to security Barclays webserver.
    You are requested to follow the provided steps and Update Your Online Banking details, for the safety of Your Accounts.
    - Please download and complete the form with the requested details: <URL redacted>
- Fill in all required fields with your accurately details (otherwise will lead to service suspension)
Warning: If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporary hold on your funds.
Thank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.
Please update your records on or before 48 hours, a failure to update your records will result in a temporary hold on your funds.
Sincerely,
Barclays Online Bank Customer Service
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused...


The link in the email varies, some other examples seen are:
http ://nrjchat .org/ONLINE~IMPORTANT-UPDATE/last-update.html
http ://utokatalin .ro/ONLINE-BANKING_IMPORTANT/update.html
http ://cab .gov .ph/ONLINE-IMPORTANT~UPDATE/last~update.html
Visiting these sites goes through some javascript hoops, and then leads to a ZIP file download which contains a malicious EXE that changes every time it is downloaded. The files are named in the general format update12345.zip and update54321.exe.
The file itself is an Upatre downloader, with poor detection rates [1] [2] [3].
The Malwr report shows traffic to the following URLs:
http ://202.153.35.133 :33384/2001uk11/HOME/0/51-SP3/0/
http ://202.153.35.133 :33384/2001uk11/HOME/1/0/0/
http ://clicherfort .com/mandoc/eula012.pdf
http ://202.153.35.133 :33387/2001uk11/HOME/41/7/4/
http ://essextwp .org/mandoc/ml1from1.tar
Out of these 202.153.35.133 (Excell Media Pvt Ltd, India) is one you should definitely block. This downloader drops several files including (in this case) %TEMP%\sJFcN24.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of just 3/57* and is identified as Dyreza.C by Norman anti-virus."
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421768747/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421768757/

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1421768766/

* https://www.virustot...sis/1421770305/

202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/

- http://myonlinesecur...-pdf-malware-2/
20 Jan 2015
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421769761/

- http://threattrack.t...ant-update-spam
Jan 20, 2015
Tagged: Barclays, Upatre
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Fake 'Delivery Confirmation' SPAM – doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
20 Jan 2015 - "'mereway kitchens Delivery Confirmation' pretending to come from mereway kitchens <sales.north@ mereway .co.uk> with a malicious word doc attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... 2 versions of this spreading today. In one version once again the body of the email is completely -blank- ... and the malware is the same as today’s version of Proforma Invoice Monika big K – Word doc malware*. The second version also having the same malware just simply says 'Delivery Confirmation'..."
* http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/

- http://blog.dynamoo....comes-with.html
20 Jan 2015
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421745692/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421746148/
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Fake 'Undefined transactions' SPAM - macro malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....ansactions.html
20 Jan 2015 - "This spam comes in a few different variants, however the body text always seems to be the same:
    From:    Joyce Mills
    Date:    20 January 2015 at 10:30
    Subject:    Undefined transactions (need assistance) Ref:1647827ZM
    Good morning
    I have recently found several payments on statement with the incorrect reference. Amounts appear to be from your company, could you please confirm these payments are yours and were made from your company's bank account. If no then please reply me as soon as possible. Thanks.
    P.S. Undefined transactions are included in the attached DOC.
    Regards,
    Joyce Mills
    Senior Accounts Payable
    PAYPOINT


The reference number is randomly generated and changes in each case, attached is a malicious Word document also containing the same reference number (e.g. 1647827ZM.doc). Also the name in the "From" field is consistent with the name on the bottom of the email, although this too seems randomly generated... I have seen two different variants of Word document in circulation, both undetected by AV vendors [1] [2] and each one contains a slightly different malicious macro... which attempt to download from the following locations:
http ://189.79.63.16 :8080/koh/mui.php
http ://203.155.18.87 :8080/koh/mui.php
This file is downloaded as 20.exe and is then copied to %TEMP%\324234234.exe. It has a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/57*. That report indicates that it attempts to phone home to:
194.146.136.1 (PE "Filipets Igor Victorovych", Ukraine)
This IP is commonly used in this type of attack, I would strongly recommend you block it. The Malwr report shows that this drops a Dridex DLL with a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/57**, which is the same DLL as seen earlier today***."
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421750540/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421750559/

* https://www.virustot...sis/1421750847/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1421752892/

*** http://blog.dynamoo....tzbigkcouk.html


- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
20 Jan 2015
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421749886/
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Fake 'IRS' SPAM - doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
20 Jan 2015 - "'Complaint against your company' pretending to come from Internal Revenue Service  <complaints@ irs .gov> with a malicious word doc attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer... The email looks like:
    Dear business owner,
    A criminal complaint has been filled against your company.
    Your company is being accused of trying to commit tax evasion schemes.
    The full text of the complaint file ( .DOC type ) can be viewed in your
    Microsoft Word, complaint is attached.
    AN official response from your part is required, in order to take further
    action.
    Please review the charges brought forward in the complaint file, and
    contact us as soon as possible by :
    Telephone Assistance for Businesses: Toll-Free, 1-800-829-4933
    Email: complaints@ irs .gov
    Thank you,
    Internal Revenue Service Fraud Prevention Department


20 January 2015 : complaint20150119.doc - Current Virus total detections: 22/57*
... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421772306/
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Fake 'Bank of Canada' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
20 Jan 2015 - "'National Bank of Canada Notice of payment pretending to come from sac.sbi@ sibn .bnc .ca  with  a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    You can view and print the notice of payment using the Netscape or
    Microsoft Explorer browsers, versions 6.2 and 5.5.  You can export and store the
    notice of payment data in your spreadsheet by choosing the attached file in
    pdf format “.pdf”.
    If you have received this document by mistake, please advise us immediately
    and return it to us at the following E-mail address:
    “sac.sbi@ sibn .bnc .ca”.
    Thank you.
    National Bank of Canada
    600 de La Gauchetire West, 13th Floor
    Montreal, Quebec H3B 4L2 ...


20 January 2015: payment_notice.zip: Extracts to: payment_notice.scr
Current Virus total detections: 13/57* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421783533/
 

:ph34r: :ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 20 January 2015 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:20 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Open24 Service update' Phish ...
- http://myonlinesecur...pdate-phishing/
21 Jan 2015 - "'Open24 Permanent TSB Service update' pretending to come from Open24 <serviceupdates@ gol .net .gy> is one of the latest -phish- attempts to steal your  Open24.ie ( Permanent TSB) Bank, credit card and personal details. This one only wants your personal details, your credit card and bank details... -don’t- click-the-link in the email. If you do it will lead you to a website that looks at first glance like the genuine bank website but you can clearly see in the address bar, that it is fake. Some versions of this phish will ask you fill in the html (webpage) form that comes attached to the email:

Fwd: Software Upgrade
Dear Open24 Customer,
In order to help us protect our main line of defense against intruders; you will need to update your account through our secured server, in line to safe internet banking regulatory Requirements.
To proceed, simply follow the link below:
service_update
Kind regards
Open24


> Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...en24_phish1.png
When you fill in your user name and password you get sent on to a page looking like this, where the phishers try to validate your details to make sure that you are entering “genuine ” information. They make sure that the bank account numbers have the correct number of digits and that the credit card numbers have the correct number of digits and format then you are sent to the genuine open24.ie ( permanent TSB ) bank site:
> http://myonlinesecur...h2-1024x659.png
All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments (or click-the-link) that come with the email..."
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Fake inTuit QuickBooks Phish
- https://security.int...alert.php?a=119
1/19/2015 - "People are receiving -fake- emails with the title "Profile Update". These mails are coming from turbotax_infoo01@ grr .la, which is -not- a legitimate email address. Below is a copy of the email people are receiving:
> https://security.int...updatephish.jpg

This is the end of the -fake- email.
Steps to Take Now:
- Do -not- open the attachment in the email...
- Do not forward the email to anyone else.
- Delete the email."
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Flash 0-Day Exploit used by Angler Exploit Kit
- https://isc.sans.edu...l?storyid=19213
2015-01-21 - "The "Angler" exploit kit is a tool frequently used in drive-by download attacks to probe the browser for different vulnerabilities, and then exploit them to install malware. The exploit kit is very flexible and new exploits are added to it constantly. However, the blog post below* shows how this exploit kit is currently using an unpatched Flash 0-day to install malware. Current versions of Windows (e.g. Window 8 + IE 10) appear to be vulnerable. Windows 8.1, or Google Chrome do not appear to be vulnerable... typically we see these exploits more in targeted attacks, not in widely used exploit kits. This flaw could affect a large number of users very quickly..."
* http://malware.dontn...y-in-flash.html
2015-01-21 - "... Angler EK exploiting last version (16.0.0.257) of Flash..."
Update: "... tested it against the free version of Malwarebytes Anti Exploit* (a product from one of my customers). That stopped it. Well done!..."
* https://www.malwareb...rg/antiexploit/

- http://blog.trendmic...h-new-zero-day/
Jan 22, 2015 - "... Chrome’s version of the Flash Player plugin is sandboxed, mitigating potential effects to end users. Firefox is also immune to this threat..."
Geographic distribution of users affected by Angler
> http://blog.trendmic...y-Angler-01.jpg
 

:ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 22 January 2015 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:11 AM

FYI...

Fake 'HMRC Application' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...-pdf-malware-2/
22 Jan 2015 - "'HMRC Application – [ your domain name]'  pretending to come from HMRC .gov .uk <application@ hmrc .gov .uk> with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... This template was used in a malware run back in July 2014 and gets periodically reused HMRC Application – fake PDF malware*...
* http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
The email looks like:
    Please print this information, sign and send to application@ hmrc .gov .uk.
    Date Created:     22 January 2015
    Business name:   ...
    Acknowledgement reference: 3213476
    VAT Registration Number is 3213476.
    Repayment of Input Tax
    Before the business starts to make taxable supplies they may provisionally claim repayment of VAT they are charged as input tax. The general rules about VAT, including Input Tax, Partial Exemption, are explained in VAT Notices 700 and 706, available on the HMRC website
    Repayment of VAT as input tax is subject to the condition, provided for by the Value Added Tax Act 1994, Section 25(6), that HMRC may require them to refund some or all of the input tax they have claimed, if they do not make taxable supplies by way of business, or the input tax they claimed prior to a period in which they make taxable supplies in the course of business does not relate to the taxable supplies they make.
    Change of Circumstances
    If your client no longer intends to make taxable supplies, or there is any other change of circumstances affecting their VAT registration (including any delay in starting to make taxable supplies), they must notify HMRC within 30 days of the change.
    If the application included an enquiry about:
    the Flat Rate Scheme
    the Annual Accounting Scheme
    an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number
    HMRC will send your client more information about this separately
    What next?
    Your client will receive their Certificate of Registration (VAT4) in the post in due course.
    Your client can find general information about VAT and a guide to record keeping requirements by following one of the links below...


22 January 2015: Application_3213476.zip (15 kb): Extracts to: Application_891724.pdf.exe
Current Virus total detections: 2/56** . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
** https://www.virustot...sis/1421924288/
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Fake 'Tesco Bank Fix' – Phish ...
- http://myonlinesecur...count-phishing/
22 Jan 2015 - "'Tesco Bank Fix The Error On Your Account' pretending to come from Tesco .com <info@ thf .com> warning of errors on your account is one of the latest phish attempts to steal your Tesco bank Account and your other personal details. This one wants your personal details, Tesco log in details and your credit card and bank details... -don’t- click-the-link in the email. If you do it will lead you to a website that looks at first glance like the genuine Tesco bank website but you can clearly see in the address bar, that it is fake. Some versions of this phish will ask you fill in the html ( webpage) form that comes attached to the email:
    Dear Customer:
    You have an incoming payment slated for your account. This transaction cannot be
    completed due to errors present in your account information.
    You are required to click on the Logon below to fix this problem immediately.
    LOG ON
    Please do not reply to this message. For questions, please call Customer Service at the
    number on the back of your card. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Regards,
    Tesco Personal Finance.


If you follow the link you see a webpage looking like:
> http://myonlinesecur...s1-1024x606.jpg
Then you get a page asking for password and Security number:
> http://myonlinesecur...o_vouchers2.jpg
After you fill in your Security number and password you get a page looking like this, where the phishers try to validate your details to make sure that you are entering “genuine ” information. They make sure that the bank account numbers have the correct number of digits and that the credit card numbers have the correct number of digits and format:
> http://myonlinesecur...o_vouchers3.jpg
Then they send you to this page  and eventually it auto redirects you to the genuine Tesco bank site:
> http://myonlinesecur...o_vouchers4.jpg
All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email..."
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Fake (more) MyFax malware SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....lware-spam.html
22 Jan 2015 - "There's another batch of "MyFax" spam going around at the moment, for example:
    From:    MyFax [no-replay@ my-fax .com]
    Date:    22 January 2015 at 15:08
    Subject:    Fax #4356342
    Fax message
    http ://[redacted]/.-NEW_RECEIVED.FAX/fax.html
    Sent date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:08:30 +0000


Clicking the link [don't] leads to a page like this:
> http://1.bp.blogspot...1600/upatre.png
The download leads to an EXE-in-ZIP download which is a little different every time [1] [2] [3] [virustotal]. Detection rates are around 6/55.
The Malwr report shows communication with the following URLs:
http ://202.153.35.133 :51025/2201us22/HOME/0/51-SP3/0/
http ://202.153.35.133 :51025/2201us22/HOME/1/0/0/
http ://when-to-change-oil .com/mandoc/story_su22.pdf
http ://202.153.35.133 :51014/2201us22/HOME/41/7/4/
Of these 202.153.35.133 is the essential one to -block- traffic to, belonging to Excell Media Pvt Ltd in India. A file axybT95.exe is also dropped according to the report, which has a detection rate of 7/48*.
I haven't seen a huge number of these, the format of the URLs looks something like this:
http ://[redacted]/.-NEW_RECEIVED.FAX/fax.html
http ://[redacted]/NEW_FAX-MESSAGES/fax.letter.html
http ://[redacted]/_~NEW.FAX.MESSAGES/incoming.html "
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1421943275/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1421943304/

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1421943319/

* https://www.virustot...sis/1421944232/

- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
22 Jan 2015
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421940393/
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Fake 'voice mail' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
22 Jan 2015 - "'You have received a voice mail' pretending to come from Voice Mail <no-reply@ voicemail-delivery .com> with  a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    You received a voice mail : VOICE 837-676-8958.wav (29 KB)
    Caller-Id: 837-676-8958
    Message-Id: KIUB4Y
    Email-Id: [redacted]
    This e-mail contains a voice message.
    Download and extract the attachment to listen the message.
    Sent by Microsoft Exchange Server


22 January 2015 : VOICE837-676-8958.zip (209 kb): Extracts to: VOICE8419-283-481.scr
Current Virus total detections: 1/57* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1421943742/
0003_.b64.zip-1.exe
 

:ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 22 January 2015 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:14 AM

FYI...

Fake 'tax return incorrect' SPAM - doc malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....ment-issue.html
23 Jan 2015 - "This tax-themed spam has a malicious Word document attached. It appears to come in several variants, for example:
    From:    Quinton
    Date:    23 January 2015 at 08:18
    Subject:    2014 Tax payment issue
    According to your tax payments for 2014 year period we found that you gave a wrong legal address in your last tax payment. In order to avoid penalty fees on your tax dues we ask you to contact our specialist having checked the previous payment in advance (the DOC invoice attached below).
    Regards
    Quinton
    Tax Inspector

    From:    Tara Morris
    Date:    23 January 2015 at 09:28
    Subject:    Your tax return was incorrectly filled out
    Attention: Accountant
    This is to inform you that your legal address was filled incorrectly while completing the last tax form application for 2014 year.
    In order to avoid penalty fees during the next tax period please contact our expert as soon as you check the payment details (the DOC invoice attached below).


Attached is a Word document with a random name, but always starting with "TAX_". Examples include:
TAX_42592OE.doc
TAX_381694AI.doc
TAX_59582FZ.doc
There are two different variants of this Word document that I have seen so far, neither are detected by AV vendors [1] [2] containing one of two malicious macros... that download a file 20.exe from the following URLs:
http ://37.139.47.221 :8080/koh/mui.php
http ://95.163.121.82 :8080/koh/mui.php
This file is then saved to %TEMP%\GYHjksdf.exe and has a low detection rate of 2/56 (Norman AV identifies it as Dridex). The Malwr analysis is inconclusive, other analysis is pending."
1] https://www.virustot...sis/1422005666/

2] https://www.virustot...sis/1422005678/

37.139.47.221: https://www.virustot...21/information/

95.163.121.82: https://www.virustot...82/information/


- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
23 Jan 2015
> https://www.virustot...sis/1422004558/
TAX_38156WHH.doc
> https://www.virustot...sis/1422007893/
23.01.15_3406ICZ.xls
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Fake 'Danske Bank' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...-pdf-malware-2/
23 Jan 2015 - "'Danske Bank – Potentially fraudulent transaction' pretending to come from Dee Hicks – Danske Bank <Dee.Hicks@ danskebank .com> with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... The email looks like:
    We are contacting you regarding a potentially fraudulent transaction on your account.
    Please check attached file for more information about this specific transaction.
    Dee Hicks
    Senior Account Executive
    Danske Bank
    Dee.Hicks@ danskebank .com
    Tel. +45 33 44 46 77
     CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: The contents of this message, including any attachments, are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the person or entity to whom the message was addressed...


23 January 2015 : bank_notice2301.zip (12kb): Extracts to: bank_notice2301.scr
Current Virus total detections: 8/55* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1422012240/
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Fake 'IRS Activity' SPAM - malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....ity-531065.html
23 Jan 2015 - "This fake IRS spam actually does use the irsuk .co domain to host malware.
    From:    IRS [support@ irsuk .co]
    Date:    23 January 2015 at 11:46
    Subject:    IRS Fiscal Activity 531065
    Hello, [redacted].
    We notify you that last year, according to the estimates of tax taxation,
    we had a shortage of means.
    We ask you to install the special program with new digital certificates,
    what to eliminate an error.
    To install the program go to the link <redacted>
    Thanks
    Intrenal Revenue Sevrice...


The ZIP file contains a malicious executable SetupIRS2015.exe  which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 8/53*. The irsuk .co site is hosted on 89.108.88.9 (Agava Ltd, Russia). The Malwr report shows it phoning home to garbux .com (78.24.219.6 - TheFirst-RU, Russia)... A look at 89.108.88.9 shows there is only one active website on that IP address (irsuk .co), but the host on the IP identifies itself as ukirsgov .com which is a domain created on the same day (2015-01-19) but has been -suspended- due to invalid WHOIS details (somebody at csc .com), which was hosted on a Bosnian IP of 109.105.193.99 (Team Consulting d.o.o.).That IP is identified as malicious by VirusTotal with a number of bad domains and binaries**. The malware POSTS to garbux .com which Sophos identifies as a characteristic of the generically-named Troj/Agent-ALHF. Overall, automated analysis tools are not very clear about what this malware does... although you can guarantee it is nothing good.
Recommended blocklist:
89.108.88.9
78.24.219.6
109.105.193.99
irsuk .co
garbux .com
ukirsgov .com
updateimage .ru
getimgdcenter .ru
agensiaentrate .it
freeimagehost .ru
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1422014166/

** 109.105.193.99: https://www.virustot...99/information/
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Fake AMEX SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
23 Jan 2015 - "'Your Message is Ready' pretending to come from American Express <secure.message@ americanexpresss .com> is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and download the malware zip...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...ge-is-ready.png

When you follow the link you get a page saying "Get file. Your download will start in 5 seconds..." ... which then counts down to zero. You might get the -malware- automatically downloaded or you might have to click-the-direct-link [don't].
23 January 2015: bankline_document_pdf57331.zip  (12 kb): Extracts to:  bankline_document_pdf34929.exe

Current Virus total detections: 4/56* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1422025963/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
192.163.217.66: https://www.virustot...66/information/
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Fake 'BankLine secure message' SPAM - malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....ceived-new.html
23 Jan 2015 - "... these RBS BankLine spam messages are a popular mechanism for the bad guys to spread malware.
    From:    Bankline [secure.message@ rbs .com .uk]
    Date:    23 January 2015 at 12:43
    Subject:    You have received a new secure message from BankLine
    You have received a secure message.
    Read your secure message by following the link bellow:
    <redacted>
    You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it.
    If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly...


The link in the email seems to be somewhat dynamic... The landing page looks like this:
> http://4.bp.blogspot...00/fake-rbs.jpg
The link on that landing page goes to http ://animation-1 .com/js/jquery-1.41.15.js?get_message which downloads a ZIP file called Bankline_document_pdf71274.zip (or something similar) containing an executable file named something like Bankline_document_pdf24372.exe. The numbers change in each case, and indeed the executable changes slightly every time it is downloaded. The ThreatExpert report shows that it attempt to communicate with the well-known-bad-IP of 202.153.35.133 (Excell Media Pvt Ltd, India) which is associated with the Dyre banking trojan."

202.153.35.133: https://www.virustot...33/information/
 

:ph34r:  <_<


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 23 January 2015 - 11:25 AM.



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