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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Fake job domains 30/7/11

Six new fake job domains today to avoid:

allnew-careers.com
argentina-hire.com
career-lists.com
career4your.com
world-career.com
your-careers.com


The recent approach has been to spam out emails that appear to be "from" the recipient. Sometimes the emails are poorly translated into Spanish, Portuguese or Greek.

The "jobs" on offer are illegal activities such as money laundering and form part of this very long running scam that has been going on for at least two years.

The domain registrant details are fake:

Alexey Kernel
    Email: johnkernel26@yahoo.co.uk
    Organization: Alexey Kernel
    Address: Kreshchatyk Street 34
    City: Kiev
    State: Kiev
    ZIP: 01090
    Country: UA
    Phone: +38.00442794512 

Mail for these domains is being routed through mx.yandex.ru in Russia.

These job offers are completely bogus and could land you in serious trouble with the police. If you have an example email using one of these domains, please consider sharing it in the Comments. Thanks!

Friday, 29 July 2011

"Iranian" Advanced Fee Fraud

Claiming to come from Iran, but actually originating from 115.249.131.254 in India, this allegedly Iranian scam is just a new twist on the Nigerian 419 scams that we are all familiar with.. in other words, this is an advanced fee fraud.

From: Ghohestani Hananehsadat Seyedhemed 115.249.131.254@webmail.sphpl.com
Reply-To: iranianhananehsadat@gawab.com
Date: 29 July 2011 07:55
Subject: FROM IRAN.....
   
         My name is Ghohestani Hananehsadat Seyedhemed; I was born in Mashad, Iran on 05th March 1991 to Mr and Mrs G. Seyedhemed, who dead in the January 2011 plane crash in Iran that killed more than 80 people including my Father, Mother and younger brother Ali.
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/nearly-80-killed-in-iran-plane-crash/186668

 My father was a retired nuclear scientist and has worked in different project in Iran and outside Iran but lately there was a spate of serial killings of Iranian nuclear scientist and my father knew about it and was making arrangement for our trip and relocation to a foreign country and me and my brother was issued international passport on 15th July 2010 in preparation for our relocation and my father also made a deposit in a foreign bank amounting to $24,500,000USD(Twenty Four Million Five Hundred United States Dollars) for the settling in another country.

 Since my father died i have been trying to get the funds because i have the deposit documents and contact of his Lawyer who i have spoken with just after my fathers death but as a single lady in Iran you just cannot do anything on your own, you are not allowed to travel out of Iran and moreover with no access to telephone or constant internet. My father’s family took all that my father had here in Iran and forced me into marrying my father’s Friend when i disagreed initially they beat me and said as a single girl i cannot stay alone so i had no choice than to marry him. My life is really miserable because i am not allowed to go out, have visitors or use the phone.I have lost my pride as a woman. Luckily for me, my husband has a daughter my age and she allows me use her computer when she is around actually not knowing what i do here.

 Please i am contacting you in the Name of Almighty Allah who i serve and who my family serve to help me in getting these funds. All you need to do is stand as my family member and be next of Kin because the Lawyer told me then to suggest anybody who can stand as the next of kin and he will prepare necessary document but i cannot bring anyone from my father’s family since all they want is to claim my father’s property.

 I will send you the deposit certificate and the Lawyers contact so that you can make urgent contact with him. I will also send you my ID or passport for Identification if you need that. You may wonder why i am contacting you, a complete stranger but i trust you more than my father’s brothers who has done no good but harm to me and i know that you will not disappoint me too because i have gone through nights of prayers just to locate a reliable person who can help me out of this problem.

 I will need you to reply me with your details as follows to (iranianhananehsadat@gawab.com)

Name.................................
Address.............................
Phone number........................
Age.................................
Sex.................................
Occupation..........................
Email:..............................


 As soon as the money is transferred to you. We shall share the total amount 60% for me and 30% for you and 10% for any expenses incurred during this transaction. I want to use my share to get out of Iran and invest in a foreign Country. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and may Allah bless you and your family.


Respectfully,
Ghohestani Hananehsadat Seyedhemed

Avoid.

Fake jobs: chile-hh.com, cl-joblists.com, pt-joblist.com and spain-joblist.com

Four new fake job domains today, targeting victims in South America, Spain and Portugal.

chile-hh.com
cl-joblists.com
pt-joblist.com
spain-joblist.com

These domains were all registered in the past few days. The standard email approach seems to be "from" the victim, and they are often badly translated into Portuguese and Spanish.

The "jobs" on offer are not jobs at all, they usually involve money laundering and other criminal activities. They form part of this very long running scam that has been going on for years.

Three of the four domains have a new (fake) registrant that we haven't seen before:

Alexey Kernel
    Email: johnkernel26@yahoo.co.uk
    Organization: Alexey Kernel
    Address: Kreshchatyk Street 34
    City: Kiev
    State: Kiev
    ZIP: 01090
    Country: UA
    Phone: +38.00442794512 

If you have an example email, please consider sharing it in the comments.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Fake jobs: trabajo-lista.com

A single fake domain today, trabajo-lista.com uses the same approach as yesterday's domains, again targeting Spanish language speakers with money laundering jobs and other illegal activities.

Emails will most likely appear to be "from" yourself. This particular scam has been going on now for several years.

If you have a sample, please consider sharing it in the Comments. Thanks!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Fake jobs: chile-hh.com, cv-trabalho.com, espana-hh.com and worldjoblists.com

These domains are being used to advertise fake jobs and appear to be targeting Spanish and Portuguese speakers. They form part of this long-running series of domains associated with fake job offers.

chile-hh.com
cv-trabalho.com
espana-hh.com
worldjoblists.com


The jobs being offered are typically money laundering (lavado de dinero / lavagem de dinheiro) which are highly illegal. It is possible that some other jobs offered may be "back office" functions, including translation into local languages.

The domains are very new, registered in the past two days to:

Ricardo Lopez
    Email: ricardolip2@yahoo.com
    Organization: Ricardo Lopez
    Address: ul. Liivalaia 34-10
    City: Tallin
    State: Tallin
    ZIP: 15040
    Country: EE
    Phone: +3.726317190 

If you have any examples of mail using these domains, please consider sharing them in the Comments section. Thanks.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Phishtank FAIL: paypal.de

paypal.de is pretty obviously a legitimate PayPal domain, registered to eBay and hosted on 66.211.168.83 in eBay's address space. However, Phishtank thinks that it is a phish.. well, OK, false positives happen.. but the problem here is that it has been manually verified as a phish which really does show a weakness in the Phishtank verification system. It's not the first time it has happened.



So, if you are in Germany and find that paypal.de is blocked, then this is the reason why.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Fake jobs: eur-exlusive.com

Another addition to this series of fake job offers is the domain eur-exlusive.com.

Assuming that this follows the standard pattern of dozens of other domains, then these will be too-good-to-be-true job offers that appear to have been emailed "from" yourself. The jobs on offer will actually be money laundering or some other criminal activity.

The domain was registered on 23th July, to a fake registrant "Ricardo Lopez", allegedly from Estonia. Avoid at all costs.

If you have a sample, please consider sharing it in the Comments.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Sky survey boll*cks

I'm feeling quite sweary this week, so here's a stupid email from a market research company who are pretending not to be doing it for Sky (I know it's for Sky because it uses an email address only used to sign up to Sky). It's b*llocks basically.

From: Tpoll Broadband Survey helpdesk@tpoll.net
Date: 22 July 2011 16:19
Subject: A survey about your broadband provider

Dear Mr Dynamoo

A well-known broadband provider has commissioned us here at Tpoll, an independent market research agency, to talk to people about their opinions and experiences with their TV and broadband providers.

The broadband provider in question is very keen to properly understand their customers’ needs, how well the products and services they offer are meeting their needs, and how they compare to other providers. They have asked Tpoll to investigate and we have invited you to take part in an online survey to share your thoughts and opinions.

This survey is organised and run under the rules of the Market Research Society. All responses will be strictly confidential and results will only be looked at on an aggregated level so please be as honest as you can with your answers.

Your answers will be very much appreciated and will be extremely valuable in shaping the products and services the provider offers.

Please click on the link below to start the survey - it should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Click here to begin

Many Thanks,

Elizabeth Green



Tpoll Market Intelligence

So.. you want me to spend 15 minutes doing market research for Sky - a company that I don't use for broadband - just to help them shape their business? I did very much enjoy telling them that I don't have a TV or broadband access. Maybe this will screw up their survey.

Is this spam? It's hard to tell. I have a pre-existing relationship with Sky, but I'm pretty sure I didn't opt-in for this. It would be much more honest if Sky just admitted that they were behind it. Although perhaps their relationship with Rupert Murdoch's empire might be driving them to keep it quiet..

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Etisalat - f*ck you very much

If you've never heard of Etisalat then you are probably lucky. Etisalat is the monopoly telecoms provider in the UAE, and like all monopoly providers it is basically crap.

Why am I bothered? Well, after receiving this same spam 4386 times with no sign of a let-up, then I thought it might be nice if Etisalat educated their customer. Unfortunately, Etisalat's abuse mailbox doesn't work, presumably because it is packed full of complaints and nobody from Etisalat can manage to shift their fat sweaty arses enough to look at it.

Now, not getting a response to abuse complaints is pretty typical and not really worth commenting on. However, I was eventually able to get a response from customer support. And it looked promising!
Thank you for contacting Etisalat Customer Care Center.

Further to your email, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience happened. We had escalated the issue to the concerned department and will update you soon after we receive a reply. Kindly bear with us for the delay. reference number 388135

Once again we thank you for contacting us and looking forward to serving you in the future. For any further clarification please contact Etisalat Customer Care Center.
Great.. I thought. Better late than never. So I waited.. and the next reply was basically a "fuck you" from Etisalat:
Thank you for contacting Etisalat Customer Care Center.
Kindly enable sufficient anti spam settings or add filters in your email to overcome the situation.
Once again we thank you for contacting us and looking forward to serving you in the future. For any further clarification please contact Etisalat Customer Care Center.
Wait.. what? The solution to Etisalat allowing customers to spam is.. basically to block email from Etisalat? So basically it is just too much effort for Etisalat to actually do anything. Maybe the airconditioning is broken in the Etisalat support offices and their arses are just too fat and sweaty today..

Anyway, 86.96.226.150 is the culprit to block but if you follow Etisala's own recommendations then block email coming in from 86.96.226.0 - 86.96.239.255 (86.96.224.0/20) just to be on the safe side.

And Etisalat, in the words of the FCC Song, f*ck you very much.

Fake jobs: world-chilecv.com

Just a single fake job domain today, world-chilecv.com is an addition to this long-running series of so-called job offers which actually turn out to be money laundering or some other criminal activity.

The domain in question was registered just yesterday to the no-doubt fake reigstrant:

Ricardo Lopez
    Email: ricardolip2@yahoo.com
    Organization: Ricardo Lopez
    Address: ul. Liivalaia 34-10
    City: Tallin
    State: Tallin
    ZIP: 15040
    Country: EE
    Phone: +3.726317190 


This domain was registered only yesterday. Avoid.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Epsilon Breach Spam Run

The Epsilon Data Breach from a few months back certainly made headlines, but I haven't seen much in the way of spam activity that I could directly attribute to it. Until now.

From: Olga Sunday [mailto:SundayqyOhilga@hotmail.com]
Sent: 18 July 2011 17:31
To: Spam Victim
Subject: Spam Victim

Hello.
Don't miss unique employment opportunity.
The company is seeking for enthusiastic representative in United Kingdom to help us spread out our activity in the Europe area.
easy training available.
Superb income potential.

Conditions:
- 18+ age
- Only basic knowledge of Internet & computer.
- 2-3 free hours per day

Candidates must be smart and commerce motivated. Operate only few hours per day.
Everyone located in the United Kingdom can become our representative.
Thank you for your attention.

_______________________
Current News : honor rolls for monday, july , . 

At first glance it looks like a standard money mule spam, but there are two odd things. One is the "Subject" line which has the actual name of the spam victim. Not their email address, their real name.. more of this in a minute. The other odd thing is that the "From" address appears to be valid, and the email really has originated from Hotmail, presumably in some sort of auto-generated spamming account.

The inclusion of the recipient's name in the subject is the odd thing. In this case, I had a bunch of largely unrelated users in different countries with very similar email messages. So where had the names come from? Well, there were a couple of anomalies which gave a clue.. in two cases the "Subject" name was a family member, and not the actual recipient.

This narrowed down the possibilities, and it became apparent that the users had registered for something in the name of a family member, but using their own email account. And in one case that tied directly to a company which was a victim of the Epsilon data breach.

Looking over the other spam recipients, the majority were on the mailing list of Hilton Honors, Marriott Rewards, Marks and Spencer, Capital One or other Epsilon customers. Some didn't fit the pattern, but were connected with Pixmania, Plentyoffish.com and Play.com which were all hacked at about the same time. So perhaps the spammer's list is made up of data from more than one source.

Do I know for sure that this is connected with the Epsilon breach? No. But the inclusion of the family member's names indicates that they were harvested externally, the majority of users could be shown to have a connection to companies involved in the Epsilon breach, and the small number who couldn't seemed to be users of other breached companies.

This spam was very crude in its actual pitch. But I'm guessing that this will be the first of many more targeted spam/scam emails using this stolen data.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Fake jobs: eur-cvlist.com, gr-hire.com and world-cvlist.com

Three new fake jobs domains following this pattern, offering bogus jobs which will actually turn out to be money laundering or some other criminal activity.

eur-cvlist.com
gr-hire.com
world-cvlist.com

One characteristic of recent emails is that they appear to come "from" the recipient, as the spammers have forged the "from" field (which is very easy to do).

The registrant details for the domain are no doubt fake:

    Ricardo Lopez
    Email: ricardolip2@yahoo.com
    Organization: Ricardo Lopez
    Address: ul. Liivalaia 34-10
    City: Tallin
    State: Tallin
    ZIP: 15040
    Country: EE
    Phone: +3.726317190 

The domains were registered two days ago on 15th July. If you have samples of spam using these domains, please consider sharing them in the comments.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Christwire.org hacked with sokoloperkovuske.com redirect

Update: this site is now clean :)

Christwire.org is a satirical site about religion, not a million miles away from The Onion in terms of content. It's quite a popular site in the US.

Unfortunately, the site has been hacked and the .htaccess file has been altered. Visitors Googling from "Christwire" (I suggest that you don't try this!) get redirected to a URL at sokoloperkovuske.com/in.php?pp=138 .. but if you visit the site directly, then you don't see anything. This type of trickery is quite common as it make it harder for the site owner to detect the problem.



sokoloperkovuske.com is registered with fake registration details and is hosted on 91.220.0.19 which is SIA Business Aviation Service in Latvia (Latvia is a common place for the bad guys to hang out). I would recommend blocking the entire 91.220.0.0/24 range to be on the safe side.. the SiteVet report shows a sharp uptick in malicious activity for this AS.

Visitors are then redirected to a fake anti-virus site at www2.bestaholder.co.cc which is multihomed on 112.175.243.24, 112.175.243.21, 112.175.243.22 and 112.175.243.23 in Korea. Those servers have a lot of .co.cc sites.. it's worth blocking access to ALL .co.cc sites if you can.


Other potentially malicious sites on the Korean cluster are:
3adalat.co.cc
440amg.co.cc
4ggw.com
9movies.co.cc
alldir.co.cc
alynwap.co.cc
anjatan.co.cc
arai.owner.linuxmaster.co.cc
araup.co.cc
articleinfo.co.cc
asiancatchy.co.cc
astrazeneca.co.cc
baby.d0ll.co.cc
bacha.chutiya.co.cc
baithuctap.co.cc
bangkokmusic.co.cc
bayer-ah.co.cc
bayerhealthcare.co.cc
bayeryoungenvoy.co.cc
bestmusic4u.co.cc
bharwa.ghashti.ka.bacha.chutiya.co.cc
bokepmurah.co.cc
cafeislam.co.cc
campingalhassan.co.cc
cardio-bayer.co.cc
cardplanet.co.cc
carolebayersager.co.cc
cbm64.co.cc
cclmail.co.cc
chitthumyar.co.cc
chutiya.co.cc
cialislevitrasalesviagra.co.cc
cimahi.co.cc
cuimu.com
cyberwhitestar.co.cc
d0ll.co.cc
danielm2.co.cc
davidsaw.co.cc
dc-fansite.co.cc
deafdating.co.cc
desidigg.co.cc
diane.co.cc
dianearbus.co.cc
dianebishtv.co.cc
dianekruger.co.cc
dianelanenude.co.cc
dianestanley.co.cc
dianeturton.co.cc
dnf2683.com
dogs4u.co.cc
ebookprovider.co.cc
ecstechnologies.net
evanj8.co.cc
exicorp.co.cc
exs-ti.co.cc
faceboox.co.cc
femalelife.co.cc
filmesgratis.co.cc
forward.lookup.co.cc
free-mature-pics.co.cc
fullmusick.co.cc
funadult.co.cc
gamebazaar.co.cc
gameslowd.com
getarticles.co.cc
ghashti.ka.bacha.chutiya.co.cc
gocthethao.co.cc
gombel.co.cc
guapunye.nick.arai.owner.linuxmaster.co.cc
hdytaufik.co.cc
hesitate.with.malaysian-hackers.co.cc
hk.co.cc
hot.k1ss.co.cc
igratatin.co.cc
ilman-media.co.cc
intercambiosvirtuales.co.cc
iosdiy.com
jawamark.co.cc
jeff-dunham.co.cc
jilnul.co.cc
k1ss.co.cc
ka.bacha.chutiya.co.cc
kecoakwap.co.cc
kn4h.co.cc
kutopersada.co.cc
lanxess-europe.co.cc
la-videoteca.co.cc
law4u.co.cc
leechouse.co.cc
lenadianejennings-blogspot.co.cc
levitravardenafilhcl.co.cc
limsadiane.co.cc
linuxmaster.co.cc
look.sexy.with.baby.d0ll.co.cc
mail.chitthumyar.co.cc
mail.co.cc
mail.kecoakwap.co.cc
mail.pvpdestiny.co.cc
malaysian-hackers.co.cc
malekmaktabi.co.cc
marshadianearnold.co.cc
mastineedz-com.co.cc
maturecunt.veronichka.co.cc
mdacom.co.cc
me.hot.k1ss.co.cc
microchip123.co.cc
misiondejesus.com
mobitech-forums.co.cc
moccainside.co.cc
moneysukh.co.cc
my-exploit.co.cc
name-server.co.cc
navanblog.co.cc
nestle.co.cc
nestle-gifts.co.cc
nestle-icecream.co.cc
neswangy.co.cc
nick.arai.owner.linuxmaster.co.cc
nutricys.com
outerxcircle.co.cc
owner.linuxmaster.co.cc
pacar.yang.sangat.perhatian.co.cc
paltak-vip.co.cc
paullzn.com
perely.co.cc
perhatian.co.cc
picallo.co.cc
pkfc.co.cc
pprox.co.cc
proxy999.co.cc
purwokerto-allnet.co.cc
pvpdestiny.co.cc
radiowahrheit.co.cc
rafaelius.co.cc
rapiddown.co.cc
rawbeen.co.cc
realoiltd.co.cc
richardwalean.co.cc
rodrigoecheverry.co.cc
r-o-o-t.co.cc
rumbayan.co.cc
sangat.perhatian.co.cc
sawa7.co.cc
sawomanis.co.cc
sexy.with.baby.d0ll.co.cc
shibukg.co.cc
smabugil.co.cc
smppanderman.co.cc
sweetlady.co.cc
tablat.co.cc
techcenter-lanxess.co.cc
tintob.co.cc
tjssr.com
torrentmovies.co.cc
traviansoftware.co.cc
uatu.co.cc
veronichka.co.cc
viancom.co.cc
vipfashiononline.com
viuu.co.cc
vobase.com
webkontes.co.cc
wiredtree.co.cc
with.baby.d0ll.co.cc
with.malaysian-hackers.co.cc
woman-fucking-animals.veronichka.co.cc
woshiyezhu.net
xuanye.tw
yahgoo.co.cc
yang.sangat.perhatian.co.cc
yasmindavidds.co.cc
ycmi-med.co.cc
zipwaves.co.cc

Thursday, 14 July 2011

yahlink.php / DreamHost hack

Almost identical in every way to this injection attack, several Dreamhost sites have been compromised with a page called yahlink.php (it was yahoolink.php before), which is being spammed out through compromised AOL accounts.

It isn't just Dreamhost hosted sites that are being spammed out in this way, but it does appear that well over half the sites are on Dreamhost. It looks like some GoDaddy customers might have been hit too.

In this case, the spammed link directs to krokodilius8.com/gosem11.php which is hosted on 78.129.132.26 which appears to be iomart Hosting Ltd in the UK. All the sites on that server appear to have have fake registrant details, so you can assume that they are bogus:

bepfinance.com
brentnallfg.com
estatediary.com
forfreeblog.net
freeblogpro.org
freetrialmail.com
krokodilius8.com
lucky-bet.in
pubertavad.com
russwoman.ru
superblogonline.org
thebloggin.net
vedrozhuk7.com
yourtraveldiary.net

Users are then directed to another host in Romania, 188.229.89.230 which belongs to Netserv Consult SRL. It is my opinion that there is nothing of value in the entire 188.229.0.0/17 range and you can safely block access to the entire lot.

The final step is to a host called drugstorehealthrisks.net hosted on 90.182.175.232 which looks like a broadband connection in the Czech Republic. The site isn't loading for me, but I guess it's just pharma spam. These other sites are hosted on the same server:

fatdrugstoremeds.net
healthrxinsurance.net
healthrxpharmacyinsurance.com
healthtabletsnook.net


Dreamhost have been informed of the issue but don't appear to have done anything to secure their users. Blocking Dreamhost IPs might be something worth considering depending on what kind of shop you run. I have spotted malicious activity in the following IP ranges:

67.205.0.0/18
69.163.128.0/17
75.119.192.0/19

208.97.128.0/18

..although blocking access to the Romanian 188.229.0.0/17 block would also pretty much acheive the same thing without blocking access to any legitimate sites that might be on Dreamhost.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Fake jobs: cl-exlusive.com, europ-exlusive.com, totalworld-job.com, uk-cvlists.com and uk-exlusive.com

Five new domains offering fake jobs (actually money laundering and other illegal activities), forming part of this long running series of scams.

cl-exlusive.com
europ-exlusive.com
totalworld-job.com
uk-cvlists.com
uk-exlusive.com


The domains were created yesterday, registered to a no-doubt fake registrant:

Registrant:
    Luca Drue
    Email: lucadrue@yahoo.fr
    Organization: Luca Drue
    Address: 27, BERESTYANSKAYA STR
    City: Minsk
    State: Minsk
    ZIP: BY-220123
    Country: BY
    Phone: +37.5172749317
    Fax: +37.5172749311

If you have a sample email soliciting replies to one of these domains, please consider sharing it in the comments.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Fake HMRC site: confirm-hmrc.com / onlineservice.confirm-hmrc.com

This is a rather new phishing site, pretending to be a tax refund from the UK's HMRC agency pointing to the domain confirm-hmrc.com (subdomains www.confirm-hmrc.com and onlineservice.confirm-hmrc.com).

Although the phish looks convincing, the HMRC don't do tax refunds in this way. Usually they will just transfer the money to your bank account or alternatively send you a cheque. Furthermore, in my experience the HMRC only communicate by post and not electronic mail.

The site hosted on 218.108.75.53 in China. The same server also has the fraudulent domains account-update-westernunion.com, account-westernunion.com and accounts-westernunion.com. The domain registration details are fake:

Domain Name.......... confirm-hmrc.com
  Creation Date........ 2011-07-12
  Registration Date.... 2011-07-12
  Expiry Date.......... 2012-07-12
  Organisation Name.... wu wu
  Organisation Address. 12 na
  Organisation Address.
  Organisation Address. miami
  Organisation Address. 12311
  Organisation Address. AL
  Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... wu wu
  Admin Address........ 12 na
  Admin Address........
  Admin Address........ miami
  Admin Address........ 12311
  Admin Address........ AL
  Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
  Admin Email.......... sadasda@re.com
  Admin Phone.......... +1.12312312312
  Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ wu wu
  Tech Address......... 12 na
  Tech Address.........
  Tech Address......... miami
  Tech Address......... 12311
  Tech Address......... AL
  Tech Address......... UNITED STATES
  Tech Email........... sadasda@re.com
  Tech Phone........... +1.12312312312
  Tech Fax.............
  Name Server.......... ns2.confirm-hmrc.com
  Name Server.......... ns1.confirm-hmrc.com

Blocking traffic to 218.108.75.0/24 will probably do no harm.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Evil network: hotmailbox.com

The domain hotmailbox.com often comes up when looking at malicious domains, it's a domain used to provide a bulletproof email address for domain registration. The registrar for hotmailbox.com is the scammer's favourite, BIZCN which probably explains why it has lingered for so long.

There are several hundred domains registered through email accounts at hotmailbox.com, all of them are bogus and follow a similar pattern with bogus US addresses. Most of the domains with active websites are hosted in Romania, in netblocks that have a known bad reputation.

You can download a list of domains, IPs and MyWOT ratings for at least some of these domains here [CSV], or if you just want a plain list then keep scrolling down.

Because the hotmailbox.com domains are all in bad blocks or dedicated servers, then it is possible to block access to these IP ranges or individual boxes to prevent infection. I would recommend blocking the following:

84.247.61.0/24 (Sistem Soft Network, Romania)
91.217.162.0/24 (Voejkova Nadezhda, Russia)
94.63.149.0/24 (SC CORAL IT OFFICE SRL, Romania)
94.244.80.7 (Uab Kauno Interneto Sistemos, Lithunia)
95.64.55.0/24 (Netserv Consult SRL, Romania)
96.9.139.208/28 (UAB "Dominant Plius", c/o HOSTNOC, US)
141.136.16.14 (MORE SECURE SRL, Romania)
173.236.34.238 (Inferno Solutions, UK)
184.105.178.85 (Hurricane Electric, US [parked])
188.138.90.110 (Intergenia AG, Germany)
188.138.116.223 (Intergenia AG, Germany)
188.229.0.0/17 (Netserv Consult SRL, Romania)
202.75.41.42 (TM VADS DC Hosting, Malaysia)
209.212.157.208/29 (BONHOST, Ukraine)
212.117.164.39 (root SA, Luxembourg)
217.23.9.247 (Worldstream, Netherlands)
220.112.0.0/18 (Guangzhou For Great Wall Broadband Network, China)

Not every site in those ranges is part of this group, and indeed there may be a few legitimate sites, but you are much more likely to come into contact with a malware site on these IP addresses than a real one, so treat them as "high risk".

If you have any examples of domains using hotmailbox.com that are not listed, then please consider adding them to the Comments.


8nm2.com
aaaholic.com
aaoutfit.com
aarocket.com
abcartel.com
abminute.com
abutable.com
acgoblin.com
aemodern.com
afchalet.com
agfiesta.com
alexblane.com
alisa-carter.com
analitycscredit.com
asweds.com
automaticsecurityscan.com
awesomepornofree.com
awfulice.com
bcrocket.com
bdcartel.com
bestipdns.com
bookaros.com
bookarra.com
bookavio.com
bookdolo.com
bookfula.com
bookgusa.com
bookmonn.com
bookmono.com
bookmylo.com
booknunu.com
bookpolo.com
booksgou.com
booksoco.com
booksolo.com
booktuba.com
bookvila.com
bookvivi.com
bookvoxy.com
bookzoul.com
bookzula.com
caldnsserver.com
calmsearch.org
cbhammer.com
cblender.com
cebistro.com
cfaholic.com
clickabundant.org
clickaccept.org
clickadvice.org
clickahead.org
clickalmost.org
clickan.org
clickancient.org
clickany.org
clickanybody.org
clickanybody.org
clickarrogant.org
clickarvada.org
clickattempt.org
clickautomatic.org
clickbad.org
clickbatonrouge.org
clickber.org
clickboa.org
clickbored.org
clickbrake.org
clickbury.org
clickcharleston.org
clickclear.org
clickclever.org
clickdesmoines.org
clickdowe.org
clickdrea.org
clickdreadful.org
clickfer.org
clickflat.org
clickfortlauderdale.org
clickfremont.org
clickhartford.org
clickicy.org
clickill.org
clickjacksonville.org
clickmesquite.org
clicknorman.org
clickodd.org
clickolathe.org
clicksalem.org
clickshy.org
clicksyracuse.org
clickwet.org
comasians.com
comchemicalsns.com
daily-basis.com
daletter.com
darksecurityscan.com
dateoncount.com
dbchalet.com
dnseasy.ru
dnsforwebuse.com
dns-good-you.com
dnshot.ru
dnssuperb.com
dnsundservice.com
dnsvip.ru
domainforuse.com
dowpolenas.org
dynamicip-dns.com
e48i.com
easysecurityscan.com
edsawake.org
edsawake.org
edsback.org
edsbang.org
edsbang.org
edsbeautiful.com
edsbent.com
edsbent.com
edsbid.com
edsblew.com
edscold.com
edsfull.com
edsfull.com
edswoken.org
emptywin.com
engduates.com
excellentdnshost.com
fastsapere.com
fastsofgeld.com
findacid.org
findaddition.org
findadvertisem.org
findalert.org
findangry.org
findattack.org
findawful.org
findbitter.org
findblow.org
findbrake.org
findbrave.org
findcaret.org
findchalk.org
findchance.org
findcheeks.org
findclumsy.org
findcolorful.org
findconsonant.org
findcopper.org
findcurly.org
finddamaged.org
finddistribution.org
finddrawer.org
finddriving.org
finddrop.org
findear.org
findearly.org
findears.org
findearth.org
findeast.org
findexperie.org
findeyes.org
findfertile.org
findfierce.org
findforeign.org
findforget.org
findfort.org
findforth.org
findharsh.org
findinexpensive.org
findinnocent.org
findjolly.org
findjoyous.org
findjuicy.org
findlate.org
findsister.org
findsize.org
findsky.org
findsour.org
findstage.org
findstart.org
findstation.org
findstem.org
findstep.org
findstitch.org
findstone.org
findstraight.org
findstrange.org
finduneven.org
findunsightly.org
findvoiceless.org
findwandering.org
findwet.org
findwicked.org
fixtracker.com
forumaccept.org
forumadd.org
forumadmire.org
forumadmit.org
forumadvise.org
forumafford.org
forumallow.org
forumamuse.org
forumanalyze.org
forumbusy.org
forumcalm.org
forumcold.org
forumcute.org
forumdamp.org
frailwin.com
frequentwin.com
gcocgle.com
goodworkdns.com
goodworkdns.com
googletrackgeo.com
hotmailbox.com
ibtable.com
ibtable.com
imageacid.org
imagebad.org
imagebent.org
imagefipe.org
imagelue.org
install-internet.com
ipbestdns.com
IpCodesNet.com
IpInternetExplorer.com
ipmagicnet.com
ipnetworklegal.com
ipsecurityuse.com
ip-tracing.com
IpWebDirectory.com
koxtable.com
lizamoon.com
m0o0.com
malineip.com
milapop.com
netlinksgo.com
networkdnstrust.com
nondeip.com
op0o.com
ottomip.com
ottomip.com
phlorip.com
pornootrada.com
portalkey.org
s0po.com
searchabout.org
searchact.org
searchadorable.org
searchadvice.org
searchaffect.org
searchafternoon.org
searchago.org
searchairplane.org
searchalaska.org
searchalice.org
searchalike.org
searchallow.org
searchaloud.org
searchalphabet.org
searchalready.org
searchalready.org
searchalso.org
searchalso.org
searchalthough.org
searcham.org
searchamount.org
searchamusement.org
searchand.org
searchangle.org
searchanimal.org
searchanswer.org
searchant.org
searchapparatus.org
searcharound.org
searcharrange.org
searcharrow.org
searchas.org
searchaside.org
searchask.org
searchasleep.org
searchaswe.org
searchat.org
searchate.org
searchatlantic.org
searchatmosphere.org
searchatom.org
searchatomic.org
searchattached.org
searchattention.org
searchbad.org
searchbase.org
searchbat.org
searchbattery.org
searchbattle.org
searchbegan.org
searchbeginning.org
searchbegun.org
searchbehavior.org
searchbehind.org
searchbet.org
searchbetsy.org
searchbeyond.org
searchbigger.org
searchbiggest.org
searchbilly.org
searchbirth.org
searchborn.org
searchbottle.org
searchbound.org
searchbow.org
searchbowl.org
searchbread.org
searchbreak.org
searchbreathe.org
searchbreathing.org
searchbreeze.org
searchbreeze.org
searchbrick.org
searchbrick.org
searchbrief.org
searchclumsy.com
searchcruel.org
searchdead.com
searchdear.org
searchdepressed.org
searchdrab.com
searchdrab.org
searchdull.com
searchelated.org
searchfertile.org
searchfindestablish.org
searchfindfix.org
searchfindfund.org
searchfoggy.org
searchgrieving.org
searchhuge.org
searchhumid.org
searchhushed.org
searchjewel.org
searchlarge.org
searchlazy.org
searchmany.org
searchmeat.org
searchmedical.org
searchmemory.org
searchmetal.org
searchmilk.org
searchminiature.org
searchmisty.org
searchmixed.org
searchmodern.org
searchnumber.org
searchodd.org
searchof.org
searchplant.org
searchrelieved.org
searchways.org
seardall.org
static-ipdns.com
t02j.com
tadygus.com
trafficjoyous.com
u98i.com
ultradnshost.com

Fake jobs: job-britain.com and job4america.com

Two new fake job domains that form part of this long-running series, job-britain.com and job4america.com are pushing fake job offers which will actually be illegal activities like money laundering.

These domains were registered just yesterday to a fake registrant called "Leonid Pravduk". Avoid.

If you have samples of the spam emails using these domains, please consider sharing them in the comments.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Fake jobs: westgroupcv.net, wug-cunsulting.net, wug-joblist.com and wugcv-offers.com

Four new domains forming part of the very long-running "Lapatasker" series of fake job offers:

westgroupcv.net
wug-cunsulting.net
wug-joblist.com
wugcv-offers.com


These job offers will typically involve illegal money mule operations and other fraudulent activities. Unless you enjoy jail time, they are best ignored.

If you have any example emails, please consider sharing them in the comments!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sapphire Town Real Estate (sapphiretown.com) suck

I don't normally post twice on one spammer, but the idiots at Sapphire Town Real Estate seem to have hit new levels of stupidity with this spam that they have now sent 283 times, apparently about 1% into a dictionary attack (so I can expect to see it 28,000 more times!)

If they are this stupid when it comes to doing business then I would advise giving them a wide berth.

Update: now 4386 times and counting!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Sapphire Town Real Estate "Labour Camps" spam. Just add slaves.

This spam for labour camps was so important to the sender that they sent it 300 times (and counting). Just add slaves, I guess. And in jolly Comic Sans too! Originating IP is 86.96.226.150 in the UAE, all attempts at contacting their abuse department bounce. Classy.

From: Sapphire Town Real Estate stre@emirates.net.ae
Reply-To: info@sapphiretown.com
To: Redacted
Date: 4 July 2011 19:12
Subject: Labour Camps

Dear Valued Customer,
We offer a wide variety of labour camps for rent in ALMUHAISNAH 2nd (Sonapour), AL QUOZ, JEBEL ALI and DIP with your exact requirements and reasonable price.


Labour Camp in Al Quoz
Total Rooms               = 295
Supervisors Rooms     = 5
Kitchen                      = 7
Dining                        =7
Toilet                        =117
Showers                    =117
Parking for 14 buses and 25 cars
Price                 = AED 1,250 All Inclusive
Labour camp in Al Muhaisnah 2nd
Total Rooms      = 140
Kitchen              = 3
Dining                = 3
Showers            = 60
Toilets               = 60
Price                 = AED 1,200 All Inclusive

Labour Camp for Rent in DIP phase 1
Total Room          = 70
Kitchen & Dining =2
Toilet & Showers = 50
Price                 = AED 1,600 All Inclusive

Labour Camp for Rent in Jebel Ali Ind.3
Total Rooms             = 200
Kitchen & Dining      = 4
Toilets & Showers    = 160
TV, First Aid, Gym & Service Room
Price                 = AED 1,400 All Inclusive
  • Labour Camps & Warehouses for Sale.
  • Residential Building For sale in Bur Dubai.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us directly stre@eim.ae Or call 050-3479984///04-2576603
This E-mail has been sent to you as a person interested in the information enclosed. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the originator of the Email If you want your Email to be removed PLEASE reply to info@sapphiretown.com to ''Remove from list''. We sincerely apologize for the possible inconvenience. 

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Fake jobs: europe-cv.net, gb-traffic.com and totaljoblists.net

A trio of domains being used to push fake jobs (such as money mule operations) and other illegal activities, part of this long running series. The domains were registered just yesterday.

europe-cv.net
gb-traffic.com
totaljoblists.net

Avoid any offers soliciting a reply to these domains. If you have an example spam email, please consider sharing it in the comments. Thanks!