Saturday, 31 March 2012

txt4aloan.co.uk SMS spam / Sellers Griffin Ltd

I hate SMS Spam.. this one is particularly annoying.

Loan update: Brand new lender, up to £1000 instant approval all online. No Fees. www.txt4aloan.co.uk Cash within 15 mins. Any credit ok. To opt out reply stop.

In this case the sender was +447867397593 although this will probably change when the number gets blocked by the networks.

So who are txt4aloan.co.uk? Well, that's actually a bit unclear because their website claims that they are Sellers Griffin Ltd, and a quick check at Companies House reveals that there is indeed such a firm at the address they claim:

SELLERS GRIFFIN LIMITED
PEEL HOUSE
30 THE DOWNS
ALTRINCHAM
CHESHIRE
WA14 2PX


Sellers Griffin Ltd appears to be owned by someone called Will King. Essentially, this is a lead generator company who think that SMS spam is an appropriate way to drum up business.

However, the WHOIS details for the txt4aloan.co.uk website are completely different:

Domain name:
        txt4aloan.co.uk

    Registrant:
        Inter Financial Ltd

    Registrant type:
        Unknown

    Registrant's address:
        Mont Crevelt House
        St Sampson
        Guernsey
        GY2 4LH
        United Kingdom

That's a completely different company from Sellers Griffin, again it really does exist (and it has its own website on inter-financial.co.uk). Why are there two unrelated entities? It beats us, but it certainly is odd.

Anyway.. a closer look at txt4aloan.co.uk shows just what kind of company they are. Right at the bottom of the page, you can see the interest rate that they charge:
Representative 1737% APR
No.. that's not 17.37%, that's one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-seven percent interest. No wonder they can afford to send out random SMS spam for that kind of money..

If you get one of these, you should forward the spam and the sender's number to your carrier. In the came of T-Mobile, O2 and Orange the number to report to is 7726 ("SPAM"). Vodafone customers should use 87726 ("VSPAM") and Three customers should use 37726 ("3SPAM"). Hopefully the carriers will act if there are enough complaints.

Friday, 30 March 2012

USPS Spam / 174.140.163.119

And there's yet another USPS spam doing the rounds, this time the malicious payload is on 174.140.163.119 (Directspace US, report here).

Block access to that IP if you can.

USPS Spam / 50.116.19.155

Yet another USPS spam is doing the rounds, this time leading to a malicious payload on 50.116.19.155.

Date:      Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:47:28 +0200
From:      "Danielle Connor" [USPS_Shipping_Services@usps.com]
Subject:      Your USPS shipment postage labels receipt.


Acct #: 7112220

Dear client:

This is an email confirmation for your order of 2 online shipping label(s) with postage. We will charge you the following amount:

Transaction Number: #2056017
Print Date/Time: 03/14/2012 02:30 AM CST
Postage Amount: $25.69
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 4065 2488 7608 7525 8269 (Sequence Number 1 of 1)

   

If you need further information, please log on to www.usps.com/clicknship and go to your Shipping History or visit our Frequently Asked Questions .

You can refund your unused postage labels up to 14 days after the issue date by logging on to your Click-N-Ship Account.

Thank you for choosing the United States Postal Service

Click-N-Ship: The Online Shipping Solution

Click-N-Ship has just made on line shipping with the USPS even better.

New Enhanced International Label and Customs Form: Updated Look and Easy to Use!

* * * * * * * *

This is a post-only message

The malicious payload is on 50.116.19.155/data/ap2.php?f=4203d and 50.116.19.155/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 (report here) hosted by Linode.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

USPS Spam / 50.56.208.113

Currently there is an email attack running similar to this one earlier today, but in this case the malware is on 50.56.208.113:8080/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be7 (report here), hosted on Slicehost in the US. Another Slicehost IP to block!

USPS Spam / clearschooner.com

Another USPS spam leading to malware on clearschooner.com:

Date:      Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:02:35 -0300
From:      "Leonardo Randolph" [USPS_Shipping_Services@usps.com]
Subject:      Your USPS shipment postage labels receipt.


Acct #: 8481973

Dear client:

This is an email confirmation for your order of 1 online shipping label(s) with postage. Your credit card will be charged the following amount:

Transaction ID: #2392415
Print Date/Time: 03/13/2012 02:30 AM CST
Postage Amount: $41.63
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 0354 0258 5729 7186 4971 (Sequence Number 1 of 1)

   

For further information, please log on to www.usps.com/clicknship and go to your Shipping History or visit our Frequently Asked Questions .

You can refund your unused postage labels up to 14 days after the issue date by logging on to your Click-N-Ship Account.

Thank you for choosing the United States Postal Service

Click-N-Ship: The Online Shipping Solution

Click-N-Ship has just made on line shipping with the USPS even better.

New Enhanced International Label and Customs Form: Updated Look and Easy to Use!

* * * * * * * *

This is an automatically generated message. Please do not respond

The malware is on clearschooner.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 (report here), hosted on 50.116.50.82 (Linode, US). Blocking the IP will prevent other malcious sites on the same IP from being a problem.

"Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro #25825448" spam / samsonikonyou.ru

Another malicious HTML-in-ZIP attack, this time leading to malware on samsonikonyou.ru

From: ROSALBA Poe [mailto:victimname@hotmail.com]
Sent: 28 March 2012 19:34
Subject: Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro #25825448

Please open the attached document. It was scanned and sent

to you using a Xerox Center Pro .
Sent by: Guest
Number of Images: 8
Attachment File Type: .HTML

Device Name: XR550PDD9SM84547752

In the ZIP is an HTML file called Invoice_NO_Mailen.htm which contains obfuscated javascript leading to a malware site on samsonikonyou.ru:8080/navigator/jueoaritjuir.php (report here). This is hosted on a similar set of IPs to this attack yesterday.

41.66.137.155 (AfricaINX, South Africa)
41.168.5.140 (Neotel Pty, South Africa)
61.187.191.16 (ChinaNet Hunan, China)
62.85.27.129 (Microlink, Latvia)
78.83.233.242 (Spectrum Net JSC, Bulgaria)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel Ltd, India)
180.235.150.72 (Ardh Global, Indonesia)
202.143.147.35 (Ministry of Education, Thailand)
202.149.85.37 (Satata Neka Tama, Indonesia)
210.56.23.100 (Commission For Science And Technology, Pakistan)
210.56.24.226 (Commission For Science And Technology, Pakistan)
210.109.108.210 (Sejong Telecom, Korea)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)
216.24.194.2 (Psychz Networks, US)
219.94.194.138 (Sakura Internet, Japan)

Plain list for copy-and-pasting:
41.66.137.155
41.168.5.140
61.187.191.16
62.85.27.129
78.83.233.242
125.19.103.198
180.235.150.72
202.143.147.35
202.149.85.37
210.56.23.100
210.56.24.226
210.109.108.210
211.44.250.173
216.24.194.2
219.94.194.138

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

"Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet" with zip attachment / superproomgh.ru

This fake HP email has a ZIP attachment, containing an HTML file that leads to malware. The ZIP format is presumably being used to get past virus scanners.

Subject: Re:  Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 20382282 


Attached document was scanned and sent
to you using a Hewlett-Packard NetJet 280904SL.

SENT BY : ETSUKO
PAGES : 9
FILETYPE: .HTM [Internet Explorer File]
(See attached file: HP_Jet_27_P683.zip)

The HTML file leads to malware at superproomgh.ru:8080/navigator/jueoaritjuir.php (report here) which is multihomed on the following IPs:

41.168.5.140 (Neotel Pty, South Africa)
61.187.191.16 (ChinaNet Hunan, China)
62.85.27.129 (Microlink, Latvia)
78.83.233.242 (Spectrum Net JSC, Bulgaria)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel Ltd, India)
202.143.147.35 (Ministry of Education, Thailand)
202.149.85.37 (Satata Neka Tama, Indonesia)
210.56.23.100 (Commission For Science And Technology, Pakistan)
210.56.24.226 (Commission For Science And Technology, Pakistan)
210.109.108.210 (Sejong Telecom, Korea)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)
219.94.194.138 (Sakura Internet, Japan)


Plain list for copy-and-pasting:
41.168.5.140
61.187.191.16
62.85.27.129
78.83.233.242
125.19.103.198
202.143.147.35
202.149.85.37
210.56.23.100
210.56.24.226
210.109.108.210
211.44.250.173
219.94.194.138

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

USPS Spam / 184.82.202.46

From WeAreSpammers:

This link goes to malware via baumanmarketing.com (195.78.33.120, Croatia.. most likely a hacked legitimate site) the it goes to billdirect.jiffyinc.com (184.106.64.60, Slicehost UK) until it hits a malware page on 184.82.202.46 (HOSTNOC, US). Originating IP is 111.242.113.138 (HINET, Taiwan). A Wepawet report is available here.

---

From: Damon Mcneill USPS_Shipping_Services@usps.com
To: donotemail@wearespammers.com
Date: 27 March 2012 12:06
Subject: USPS postage labels order confirmation.

Your USPS delivery
Acct #: 9869890

Dear client:

This is an email confirmation for your order of 5 online shipping label(s) with postage. We will charge you the following amount:

Transaction Number: #7887095
Print Date/Time: 03/13/2012 02:30 AM CST
Postage Amount: $23.88
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 1653  4367  1992  2294  3630  (Sequence Number 1 of 1)



If you need further information, please log on to www.usps.com/clicknship and go to your Shipping History or visit our Frequently Asked Questions .

Refunds for unused postage-paid labels can be requested online up to 14 days after the issue date by logging on to your Click-N-Ship Account.

Thank you for choosing the United States Postal Service

Click-N-Ship: The Online Shipping Solution

Click-N-Ship has just made on line shipping with the USPS even better.

New Enhanced International Label and Customs Form: Updated Look and Easy to Use!

* * * * * * * *

This is a post-only message

Monday, 26 March 2012

Evil network: Komplit Plyus LLC / AS56697 (91.226.78.0/24)

I came across Komplit Plyus LLC / AS56697 (91.226.78.0/24) while having a look at this injection attack. At first glance it looked like everything in this /24 was dodgy. After taking a close look, I cannot find a single legitimate site in this range and would strongly recommend that you block it.

A full list of domains and MyWOT scores can be found here.Alternatively, I have highlighted some of the non-pharma sites below, which appear to contain malware sites, money mule sites and other nastiness.

adalbrechtmeier-gmbh.com
alvinconsultingjobs.com
alvinconsulting-jobs.com
autorizacia.ru
baxor-ertagi.com
beeline-mms.net
bee-mms.com
besthottestsites.com
bitrealestate.com
bitrealestate.net
canalcountryartisans.net
careersatalvinconsulting.com
dagoatrapist.com
ddc1000.com
deutschenoote.com
dnd-lawyers.com
dsgc.biz
ebay-sa.com
estsales.com
eucash.biz
fgthyj.com
freejoinsites4u.com
freesites4you.com
gbfhju.com
gertalt-gmbh.com
glich.ru
gomms.ru
goo-log.com
hjfghj.com
id2837627733333.ru
in-auth.com
jobsatalvinconsulting.com
jobs-at-alvinconsulting.com
johanauch-gmbh.com
jokeywagner-gmbh.com
julia-oliver-blog.com
kenlandoverseas.com
kontrolatelefonu.com
korbldalman-gmbh.com
langinform.ru
lost-pass.com
lufthansa-shipper.com
mailboxexchange.net
mdstoreonline.com
mmsmix.com
modelmilfs.com
mts-mms.com
myvideo-4.ru
net-mover.com
orgkomitet.net
proftrans.org
rnailgoogle.com
ru-cgi-bin.in
ru-log.in
skypeinto.com
smhaulage.com
soqqa-topish-kere.com
statmail.ru
stat-mail.ru
statsmy.com
stmyst.com
tg-group.com
thesoftforfree.ru
thesoftfree.ru
tk77.org
useac.net
vzlom-pochty.ru
wimbach-gmbh.com
win-auth.ru
yourpagestat.com
yourpagestats.com
zakaz-xak.com

gbfhju.com/r.php injection attack in progress

I haven't seen much buzz about this injection attack yet, but several hundred thousand pages have been infected with an injection attack pointing to gbfhju.com/r.php.

According to this Google search there are 236,000 hits for the search string "gbfhju.com/r.php". The sites seem to be randomly distributed through the web, although I couldn't spot any infected UK or US Government or University sites.

The domain gbfhju.com is registered with a set of details that should be familiar to IT security researchers:

Domain name: gbfhju.com

Registrant Contact:
   JamesNorthone
   James Northone jamesnorthone@hotmailbox.com
   +1.5168222749 fax: +1.5168222749
   128 Lynn Court
   Plainview NY 11803
   us

Administrative Contact:
   James Northone jamesnorthone@hotmailbox.com
   +1.5168222749 fax: +1.5168222749
   128 Lynn Court
   Plainview NY 11803
   us

Technical Contact:
   James Northone jamesnorthone@hotmailbox.com
   +1.5168222749 fax: +1.5168222749
   128 Lynn Court
   Plainview NY 11803
   us

Billing Contact:
   James Northone jamesnorthone@hotmailbox.com
   +1.5168222749 fax: +1.5168222749
   128 Lynn Court
   Plainview NY 11803
   us

DNS:
ns1.dnsexit.com
ns2.dnsexit.com
ns3.dnsexit.com
ns4.dnsexit.com

Created: 2012-03-17
Expires: 2013-03-17


These details are connected to the LizaMoon gang. The site is hosted on 91.226.78.148 which is Komplit Plyus in Russia.91.226.78.0/24 is a real sewer of malware sites, money mule and phishing sites and fake pharma outlets and is well worth blocking.

The following domains are hosted on 91.226.78.148 and they can all be assumed to be dangerous:

fgthyj.com
gbfhju.com
hjfghj.com
statsmy.com
stmyst.com
yourpagestat.com
yourpagestats.com


These other domains are also being used in injection attacks (usually overlapping each other). Blocking the IP range will stop any other attacks coming from this hosting provider.

Friday, 23 March 2012

"USPS postage labels invoice" spam / indigocellular.com and jadecellular.com

This fake USPS message leads to malware on indigocellular.com:

From:     Elmer Cross USPS_Shipping_Info@usps.com
Date:     23 March 2012 13:42
Subject:     USPS postage labels invoice.

Acct #: 5047483

Dear client:

This is an email confirmation for your order of 1 online shipping label(s) with postage. Your credit card will be charged the following amount:

Transaction ID: #1412337
Print Date/Time: 03/11/2012 02:30 AM CST
Postage Amount: $35.74
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 0583  1282  5071  3122  8696  (Sequence Number 1 of 1)

   

If you need further assistance, please log on to www.usps.com/clicknship and go to your Shipping History or visit our Frequently Asked Questions .

Refunds for unused postage-paid labels can be requested online up to 7 days after the print date by logging on to your Click-N-Ship Account.

Thank you for choosing the United States Postal Service

Click-N-Ship: The Online Shipping Solution

Click-N-Ship has just made on line shipping with the USPS even better.

New Enhanced International Label and Customs Form: Updated Look and Easy to Use!

* * * * * * * *

This is an automatically generated message. Please do not respond 

The malicious payload is on indigocellular.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 hosted on 209.59.218.102 (Endurance International, US). Blocking the IP will prevent other malware on the IP from being a threat.

Update: another current version of this spam redirects to jadecellular.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 on 72.249.104.75 (Networld Internet, US)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

LinkedIn Spam / cyancellular.com and browncellular.com

Another load of LinkedIn Spam is doing the rounds, this time the payload is at cyancellular.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 hosted on 209.59.217.78 (Endurance International, US) and also browncellular.com/showthread.php?t=d7ad916d1c0396ff hosted on 174.140.168.207 (Directspace, US)


Be on the lookout for other domains of a similar pattern, if you known of more then please consider adding a comment.. thanks!

Update: indigocellular.com is also part of this same pattern.

LinkedIn Spam / bluecellular.com

The second LinkedIn spam of the day is underway, which is almost exactly identical to this one. In this case, the malicious payload is on bluecellular.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 hosted on 96.126.122.240 (Linode, US)

"LinkedIn Invitation from your co-worker" spam / slickcurve.com and bluecellular.com

Another malicious fake email from LinkedIn leading to malware hosted on slickcurve.com.

Date:      Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:35:48 +0200
From:      "Dominique Benitez" [peripherals698@linkedin.com]
Subject:      LinkedIn Invitation from your co-worker


LinkedIn
REMINDERS

Invitation reminders:
? From Timothy Vega (Your classmate)


PENDING MESSAGES

? There are a total of 1 messages awaiting your response. Visit your InBox now.

Don't want to receive email notifications? Adjust your message settings.

LinkedIn values your privacy. At no time has LinkedIn made your email address available to any other LinkedIn user without your permission. � 2010, LinkedIn Corporation.

The malware payload is on slickcurve.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 (report here) hosted on 173.255.195.167 (Linode, US). Blocking that IP address will block any other malicious sites on the same server.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

"LinkedIn Invitation from your colleague" spam / closteage.com

A fake LinkedIn spam leading to malware hosted at closteage.com:

Date:      Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:24:04 +0200
From:      "Stacy Goss"
Subject:      LinkedIn Invitation from your colleague


LinkedIn
REMINDERS

Invitation notifications:
? From Kadeem Ruiz (Your Colleague)


PENDING MESSAGES

? There are a total of 3 messages awaiting your response. Visit your InBox now.

Don't want to receive email notifications? Adjust your message settings.

LinkedIn values your privacy. At no time has LinkedIn made your email address available to any other LinkedIn user without your permission. Š 2010, LinkedIn Corporation.
The payload is at closteage.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 (report here) hosted on 209.59.217.101 (Endurance International, US). Blocking that IP will block any other malicious sites on the same server.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mid Bedfordshire Constituency and Nadine Dorries - time to go

I don't often get to write about politics on this blog, and I know that most of my readers won't really care.. so scroll on :)

There are proposals to abolish the UK parliamentary constituency of mid-Bedfordshire (where I live). The current MP is Nadine Dorries who is fighting a desperate rearguard action to try to get the proposals overturned. However, not everybody supports Ms Dorries and her campaign, and it seems to me that the proposals (outlined here) are a very good thing and should be supported.

The deadline for submissions is 30th March, the email address to send them to is reviews -at- bcommengland.x.gsi.gov.uk - obviously you can send what you like, but this is what I have sent:

Dear Chairman,

I am writing to support the dissolution of the Mid Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency for the following reasons:

1) The current constituency does not represent a cohesive entity. It is merely a rural "filler" between the urban areas to the north and south.

2) The proposed boundaries reflect closely "Travel to Work Areas" and takes into account that the north of the county is more closely affiliated with Bedford, and the south of the county with Luton and Dunstable.

Although there are obviously some compromises in the way the proposed boundaries have been drawn up, it is my belief that the proposals have been made with some care and understanding of the demographics of the area. In my view the proposed arrangements will be much better for the residents of the current Mid Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency, and that the constituency should be abolished and new boundaries should be established based on those proposed.

Monday, 19 March 2012

"Fwd: Your Flight N 76-124339" spam / dnvfodooshdkfhha.ru

Here's a "flight ticket" spam leading to malware:

Date:      Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:56:41 +0900
From:      "DEDE Rainey"
Subject:      Re: Fwd: Your Flight N 76-124339
Attachments:     FLIGHT_TICKET_N-A7401085.htm

Dear Customer,



FLIGHT NUMBER 162-717

DATE/TIME : MARCH 28, 2011, 14:13 PM

ARRIVING AIRPORT: NEW-YORK AIRPORT

PRICE : 906.20 USD



Your bought ticket is attached to the letter as a scan document (Internet Exlporer File).

To use your ticket you should print it.



DEDE Rainey,

The attachment tries to redirect the victim to a malware site on dnvfodooshdkfhha.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php (report here) and as with most of the .ru:8080 attacks we see, this one is multihomed:

62.85.27.129 (Microlink Latvia Ltd, Latvia)
78.83.233.242 (Spectrum, Bulgaria)
83.238.208.55 (Netia, Poland)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel, India)
173.203.51.174 (Slicehost, US)
200.169.13.84 (Century Telecom Ltda, Brazil)
202.149.85.37 (Satata Net, Indonesia)
209.114.47.158 (Slicehost, US)
210.56.23.100 (Commission for Science and Technology, Pakistan)
210.56.24.226 (Commission for Science and Technology, Pakistan)
210.109.108.210 (Sejong Telecom, Korea)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)
219.94.194.138 (Sakura Internet Inc, Japan)

Plain list for copy and pasting:
62.85.27.129
78.83.233.242
83.238.208.55
125.19.103.198
173.203.51.174
200.169.13.84
202.149.85.37
209.114.47.158
210.56.23.100
210.56.24.226
210.109.108.210
211.44.250.173
219.94.194.138

Friday, 16 March 2012

"Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet " spam / debiudlasduisioa.ru

Another fake "HP scan" document with a malicious attachment.

Date:      Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:49:18 -0300
From:      scan@victimdomain.com
Subject:      Fwd: Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 684248
Attachments:     HP_Document-16-539.htm

Attached document was scanned and sent



to you using a Hewlett-Packard Scan Jet 57968D.



SENT BY: KAM
PAGES : 4
FILETYPE: .HTML [Internet Explorer File]

The payload is on debiudlasduisioa.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php  - the IPs are the same as in this spam run and should be blocked if you can do it.

Intuit.com spam / 173.224.71.132

Yet another round of malicious fake Intuit.com spam is doing the rounds:

Date:      Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:15:29 -0300
From:      "INTUIT INC."
Subject:      Your Intuit.com order confirmation.




Dear Client:

Thank you for ordering from Intuit Market. We are working on and will send you an e-mail when your order is processed. If you ordered multiple items, we may deliver them in more than one delivery (at no extra cost to you) to provide faster processing time.

If you have questions about your order, please call 1-800-955-8890.


ORDER INFORMATION

Please download your complete order
id #078419178757 information at Intuit small business website.

NEED HELP?

    Email us at mktplace_customerservice@intuit.com.
    Call us at 1-800-955-8890.
    Reorder Intuit Checks Quickly and Easily starting with
    the information from your previous order.

To help us better serve your needs, please take
a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
Submit your feedback here.

Thanks again for your order,

Intuit Market Customer Service

Privacy , Legal , Contact Us , About Us

You have received this business communication as part of our efforts to fulfill your request or service
your account. You may receive this and other business communications from us even if you have opted
out of marketing messages.

Please note: This e-mail was sent from an auto-notification system that cannot accept incoming email
Please do not reply to this message.

If you receive an email message that appears to come from Intuit but that you suspect is a phishing
e-mail, please forward it immediately to spoof@intuit.com. Please visit http://security.intuit.com/ for
additional security information.


�2011 Intuit, Inc. All rights reserved. Intuit, the Intuit Logo, Quickbooks, Quicken and TurboTax,
among others, are registered trademarks of Intuit Inc.

In this case the link in the email goes through a legitimate hacked site and ends up at 173.224.71.132:8080/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 (Colo5, US). There's a Wepawet report here. Blocking that IP would stop any further malicious sites on the server from being a problem.

"Traffic ticket N250997376 " spam / dkjhfkjsjadsjjfj.ru

This fake traffic ticket (allegedly sent by UPS!) leads to malware at dkjhfkjsjadsjjfj.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php

Date:      Fri, 16 Mar 2012 -06:13:46 -0800
From:      UPS Account Services
Subject:      Traffic ticket N250997376
Attachments:     TRAFFIC_TICKET_N75412.htm

This notification is from the Conestoga department, your car has been pictured while crossing on the red light. We're testing the automatical identification system and the system of issuing fines, so please have a look at the picture in attachment and confirm whether this car is yours or no.
This is multihomed on exactly the same IPs as this other attack. Blocking those IPs would be prudent.

fff

Thursday, 15 March 2012

"Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet " malware / dsakhfgkallsjfd.ru

Another malicious spam campaign, this time with an attachment leading to a malware payload at dsakhfgkallsjfd.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php

Date:      Thu, 15 Mar 2012 -01:08:49 -0800
From:      scanner@victimdomain.com
Subject:      Re: Fwd: Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 92186094
Attachments:     HP_Document-15-905.htm

Attached document was scanned and sent

to you using a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 56348K.

SENT BY: LAKITA
PAGES : 2
FILETYPE: .HTML [Internet Explorer File]


There's further malicious code at dsakhfgkallsjfd.ru:8080/images/xlhwhrfvfsxubl.php (report here) - the dsakhfgkallsjfd.ru domain is multihomed on the following IP addresses:


62.85.27.129 (Microlink Latvia Ltd, Latvia)
78.83.233.242 (Spectrum, Bulgaria)
78.107.82.98 (Vimpelcom, Russia)
83.238.208.55 (Netia, Poland)
89.218.55.51 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.156.232.102 (Optimate-Server, Germany)
111.93.161.226 (Tata Teleservices, India)
118.97.9.60 (Telekomunikasi, Indonesia)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel, India)
173.203.51.174 (Slicehost, US)
173.203.211.157 (Slicehost, US)
190.81.107.70 (Telmex, Peru)
194.85.97.121 (State Technical University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
200.169.13.84 (Century Telecom Ltda, Brazil)
202.149.85.37 (Satata Net, Indonesia)
209.114.47.158 (Slicehost, US)
210.56.23.100 (Commission for Science and Technology, Pakistan)
210.56.24.226 (Commission for Science and Technology, Pakistan)
210.109.108.210 (Sejong Telecom, Korea)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)
219.94.194.138 (Sakura Internet Inc, Japan)

Plain list for copy-and-pasting:
62.85.27.129
78.83.233.242
78.107.82.98
83.238.208.55
89.218.55.51
95.156.232.102
111.93.161.226
118.97.9.60
125.19.103.198
173.203.51.174
173.203.211.157
190.81.107.70
194.85.97.121
200.169.13.84
202.149.85.37
209.114.47.158
210.56.23.100
210.56.24.226
210.109.108.210
211.44.250.173
219.94.194.138

goo.gl/FP84h link leads to malware

Another malware campaign using the goo.gl redirector leading to a malicious payload, this time on 66.151.138.87.

From:     OP 25939760 Y tuelkv60@yahoo.com
To:     ptofomen@elpuertosm.net
Date:     15 March 2012 08:35
Subject:     LinkedIn Corporation account on Hold Ref78087257
Signed by:     yahoo.com

CaseȌ99-4582982-70209467-8-373
< !--PZ 62188868 V

http://goo.gl/FP84h



XR 28309138 C

The goo.gl redirector goes to shfd19za.roversmolina.ru (multihomed, see below) and then ends up on a malicious page at 66.151.138.87/showthread.php?t=72d268be707a5fb7 (Nuclear Fallout Enterprises, US again).

The intermediate site is multihomed on what looks like a botnet:

1.170.145.188 (HINET, Tawian)
37.99.3.131 (2day Telecom, Kazakhstan)
46.158.89.63 (Rostelecom, Russia)
46.166.89.234 (Sibtranstelecom, Russia)
59.161.112.144 (Tata Communications, India)
61.90.53.87 (True Internet, Thailand)
94.41.81.55 (Ufanet, Russia)
95.28.225.180 (Vimpelcom, Russia)
95.57.1.107 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.58.88.151 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.58.106.240 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.176.193.129 (Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia)
109.194.43.62 (ER-Telecom Holding, Russia)
112.110.219.218 (Pune Mobile Subscriber, India)
114.43.145.75 (HINET, Taiwan)
117.195.168.49 (BSNL Internet, India)
122.179.171.126 (Airtel, India)
123.17.240.127 (VNPT, Vietnam)
123.18.190.230 (VNPT, Vietnam)
178.46.12.159 (Rostelecom, Russia)

Plain list for copy-and-pasting:
1.170.145.188
37.99.3.131
46.158.89.63
46.166.89.234
59.161.112.144
61.90.53.87
94.41.81.55
95.28.225.180
95.57.1.107
95.58.88.151
95.58.106.240
95.176.193.129
109.194.43.62
112.110.219.218
114.43.145.75
117.195.168.49
122.179.171.126
123.17.240.127
123.18.190.230
178.46.12.159
66.151.138.87

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

INTUIT / IRS malicious spam and georgekinsman.net

There are two parallel spam campaigns running right not, one in the "Intuit.com invoice" form, one in the "IRS Tax Appeal form".

Both spams lead to a malicious page at georgekinsman.net/main.php?page=c9a5e6d306c55c68 (report here) hosted on the very familiar IP address of 41.64.21.71. Block it if you haven't already.

"Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet" malware / doosdkdkjsjdfo.ru

This old attack again, a malicious email with an attachment leading to doosdkdkjsjdfo.ru

Date:      Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:31:50 +0530
From:      officejet@victimdomain.com
Subject:      Re: Fwd: Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 297552
Attachments:     HP_Scanjet-14-626146.htm

Attached document was scanned and sent



to you using a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 93988PP.

SENT BY: Teagan
PAGES : 2
FILETYPE: .HTML [Internet Explorer File]

The malware is on doosdkdkjsjdfo.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php, which is multihomed on a subset of the IPs in this other recent attack. A Wepawet report can be found here.

62.85.27.129 (Microlink Latvia Ltd, Latvia)
89.218.55.51 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.156.232.102 (Optimate-Server, Germany)
111.93.161.226 (Tata Teleservices, India)
118.97.9.60 (Telekomunikasi, Indonesia)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel, India)
190.81.107.70 (Telmex, Peru)
200.169.13.84 (Century Telecom Ltda, Brazil)
210.56.23.100 (Commission for Science and Technology, Pakistan)
210.109.108.210 (Sejong Telecom, Korea)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)
219.94.194.138 (Sakura Internet Inc, Japan)

Plain list for copy-and-pasting:
62.85.27.129
89.218.55.51
95.156.232.102
111.93.161.226
118.97.9.60
125.19.103.198
190.81.107.70
200.169.13.84
210.56.23.100
210.109.108.210
211.44.250.173
219.94.194.138

nu.nl compromised with svitart.in attack

Popular Netherlands news site nu.nl (Global rank 544, NL rank 4 according to Alexa) has been compromised in an injection attack of some sort, leading to an exploit kit hosted on svitart.in.

More here (in Nederlands or Google Translated).

goo.gl/NEQlS link leads to malware

Another case of the goo.gl redirector being used for evil:

From:     Dilip Lalita dklalita1977@yahoo.com
Date:     14 March 2012 09:38
Subject:     Changes in FDIC policy #22666447
Signed by:     yahoo.com

Id 36-4866333-96425034-8-662
< !--KG 19021150 K

 http://goo.gl/NEQlS



HF 22555007 Z

goo.gl/NEQlS leads to m6ttp.burdencrigyll.ru  (multihomed, see below) and then to a malicious payload site at 64.150.166.50/showthread.php?t=72d268be707a5fb7 (iPower, US). This URL contains an exploit kit.

The intermediate step is hosted on several servers:

31.40.240.89 (Ukrainian American Joint Venture, Ukraine)
31.45.144.128 (VIPnet, Croatia)
46.146.101.194 (ER-Telecom Holding, Russia)
46.173.172.249 (Galitski Telekommunications, Ukraine)
49.0.153.231 (Yokozunanet, Mongolia)
59.93.196.162 (BSNL Internet, India)
59.103.211.151 (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, Pakistan)
59.161.115.17 (TATA Communications, India)
61.227.168.35 (HINET, Taiwan)
77.34.225.103 (Rostelecom, Russia)
91.82.23.56 (Invitel, Hungary)
95.57.154.111 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.57.188.134 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.188.155.101 (Rostelecom, Russia)
95.234.146.196 (Alice, Italy)
109.191.44.122 (Intersvyaz-2, Russia)
114.163.159.142 (Open Computer Network, Japan)
115.242.148.93 (Reliance Communication, India)
122.175.149.136 (Bharti Airtel, India)
178.91.60.141  (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)

This is a plain list for copy-and-pasting:
31.40.240.89
31.45.144.128
46.146.101.194
46.173.172.249
49.0.153.231
59.93.196.162
59.103.211.151
59.161.115.17
61.227.168.35
77.34.225.103
91.82.23.56
95.57.154.111
95.57.188.134
95.188.155.101
95.234.146.196
109.191.44.122
114.163.159.142
115.242.148.93
122.175.149.136
178.91.60.141
64.150.166.50

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

MS12-020: this is not good

MS12-020.. what can I say except that this is NOT GOOD. If you're running RDP on your clients or servers then this is something you need to patch RIGHT NOW..

Update: the folks at the ISC think so too. This is wormable and apparently not difficult to exploit, assuming it is switched on. So, you either need to patch or disable it.. or a combination of both.

Update 2: a visitor left a note to say they were working on a vulnerability scanner at rdpcheck.com . It's not ready yet, but there's a signup form on the page for more information.

Update 3: Allegedly, there is PoC code available for this on Pastebin, although this has not been independently confirmed.

Update 4: The ISC have changed the INFOCON status to yellow because of the perceived high risk.

Update 5: There is now an nmap script available to scan for vulnerable machines here.

BBB Spam / mynourigen.net

More BBB spam leading to malware, this time at mynourigen.net. For example:

Date:      Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:39:07 +0700
From:      "BBB"
Subject:      Important! BBB complaint activity report
Attachments:     betterbb_logo.jpg

Attn: Owner/Manager

Here with the Better Business Bureau would like to inform you that we have been filed a complaint (ID 92163107) from one of your customers related to their dealership with you.

Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT below to obtain the details on this question and let us know of your opinion as soon as possible.

We hope to hear from you very soon.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Wilcox

Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau


Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Phone: 1 (703) 276.0100
Fax: 1 (703) 525.8277

==========

Date:      Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:42:30 +0100
From:      "Better Business Bureau"
Subject:      Your customer complained to BBB
Attachments:     betterbb_logo.jpg

Good afternoon,

Here with the Better Business Bureau informs you that we have been sent a complaint (ID 31347804) from one of your customers with respect to their dealership with you.

Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT below to obtain more information on this issue and let us know of your position as soon as possible.

We hope to hear from you very soon.

Sincerely,

Carlos Baxter

Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau


Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Phone: 1 (703) 276.0100
Fax: 1 (703) 525.8277

==========

Date:      Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:53:11 +0100
From:      "BBB"
Subject:      BBB important information
Attachments:     betterbb_logo.jpg

Good afternoon,

Here with the Better Business Bureau informs you that we have been sent a complaint (ID 11043517) from your customer in regard to their dealership with you.

Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT below to find the details on this case and let us know of your point of view as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Faithfully,

Fernando Grodhaus

Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau


Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Phone: 1 (703) 276.0100
Fax: 1 (703) 525.8277

==========

Date:      Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:30:45 +0100
From:      "BBB"
Subject:      BBB processing RE: Case ID 06216966
Attachments:     betterbb_logo.jpg

Good afternoon,

Here with the Better Business Bureau informs you that we have been sent a complaint (ID 06216966) from a customer of yours in regard to their dealership with you.

Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT below to view more information on this case and suggest us about your position as soon as possible.

We hope to hear from you very soon.

Kind regards,

Carlos Baxter

Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau


Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Phone: 1 (703) 276.0100
Fax: 1 (703) 525.8277

==========

The malicious payload is on mynourigen.net/main.php?page=dc6f9d2a120107b9 and mynourigen.net/content/ap2.php?f=fa88c - it's the usual mixed bag of exploits.

mynourigen.net is apparently hosted on 41.64.21.71 in Egypt (seen many times before). The following domains are also associated with the same IP and can be considered to be malicious.

abc-spain.net
bonus100get.com
excellentworkchoise.com
foryouhomework.com
freac.net
get100bonus.com
getbonus100.com
icemed.net
likethisjob.com
perfectbusinesschance.net
sony-zeus.net
stafffire.net
synergyledlighting.net
systemtestnow.com
themeparkoupons.net
workatyourhomenow.com
yourbeautifulchance.com
yourbeautifullife.net
yourlifechance.net
yourpersonaldefence.com

"I'm in trouble! " spam / ckjsfhlasla.ru

Another recycled spam campaign leading to malware:

Date:      Tue, 13 Mar 2012 01:52:30 +0700
From:      "Greyson Montoya"
Subject:      I'm in trouble!
Attachments:     Image_DIG33080106.htm

I was at a party yesterday, got drunk, couldn't drive the car, somebody gave me a lift on my car, and crossed on the red light!
I've just got the pictures, maybe you know him???

I have attached the photo to the mail (Open with Internet Explorer).

I need to find him urgently!

Thank you
Niju

The malicious web page is at ckjsfhlasla.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php which is hosted on exactly the same IP addresses as this spam run yesterday. Blocking these IPs would be prudent.

Monday, 12 March 2012

"Scan from a Xerox W. Pro" spam / cjjasjjikooppfkja.ru

A fairly familiar spam with a malicious attachment:

Date:      Mon, 12 Mar 2012 08:32:11 +0100
From:      "KATELYN NEAL"
Subject:      Fwd: Scan from a Xerox W. Pro #0099345
Attachments:     Xerox_Workcentre_03.08_FZ1820.htm

Please open the attached document. It was scanned and sent

to you using a Xerox WorkCentre Pro.



Sent by: Guest
Number of Images: 1
Attachment File Type: .HTML

WorkCentre Pro Location: machine location not set
Device Name: XRX318AA5BSX3515459
The attachment leads to a malicious page at cjjasjjikooppfkja.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php. This domain is multihomed at:

62.85.27.129 (Microlink Latvia Ltd, Latvia)
83.238.208.55 (Netia SA, Poland)
89.218.55.51 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
95.156.232.102 (Optimate-Server, Germany)
111.93.161.226 (Tata Teleservices, India)
118.97.9.60 (Telekomunikasi, Indonesia)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel, India)
190.81.107.70 (Telmex, Peru)
200.169.13.84 (Century Telecom Ltda, Brazil)
210.56.23.100 (Commission for Science and Technology, Pakistan)
210.109.108.210 (Sejong Telecom, Korea)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)
219.94.194.138 (Sakura Internet Inc, Japan)

Plain list:
62.85.27.129
83.238.208.55
89.218.55.51
95.156.232.102
111.93.161.226
118.97.9.60
125.19.103.198
190.81.107.70
200.169.13.84
210.56.23.100
210.109.108.210
211.44.250.173
219.94.194.138

Blocking hese IPs would be a good idea.

"URGENT: Your pension could be underperforming" SMS Spam

Arriving just minutes apart from this spam and probably related, these SMS spamming scumbags are back with another pitch:
URGENT: Your pension could be underperforming and could leave you with less then you thought on retirement, reply REVIEW for a free review now, STOP to opt out.
The sending number this time was +447895882070 although this will change as numbers get blocked.

If you get one of these, you should forward the spam and the sender's number to your carrier. In the came of T-Mobile, O2 and Orange the number to report to is 7726 ("SPAM"). Vodafone customers should use 87726 ("VSPAM") and Three customers should use 37726 ("3SPAM"). Hopefully the carriers will act if there are enough complaints.

"Records passed to us show you're entitled to a refund.." SMS Spam

These scumbag SMS spammers again:
Records passed to us show you're entitled to a refund approximately £2560 in compensation from mis-selling of PPI on your credit card or loan.Reply INFO or stop
This is pure and simple spam, there are no "records" showing any such thing. In this case the spam came from +447790682898 although spammers often change their numbers.

If you get one of these, you should forward the spam and the sender's number to your carrier. In the came of T-Mobile, O2 and Orange the number to report to is 7726 ("SPAM"). Vodafone customers should use 87726 ("VSPAM") and Three customers should use 37726 ("3SPAM"). Hopefully the carriers will act if there are enough complaints.

goo.gl/C9bsq link leads to malware

A bit of a shift in spammer tactics here:

From:     Mohit Girsh girshmohit1988@yahoo.com
Date:     12 March 2012 11:54
Dubject:     Electronic payments are suspended #08763672
Signed by:     yahoo.com
   
Id 57-8033394-13999809-0-895
< !--ZZ 81490908 C

 hxxp://goo.gl/C9bsq


hxxp://goo.gl/C9bsq redirects to hxxp://2ecdn.barelybowler.ru/ which is multihomed:

31.176.195.196 (BH Telecom, Bosnia)
31.181.92.124 (Rostelecom , Russia)
37.99.67.48 (2DAY Telecom, Kazakhstan)
41.108.45.166 (Algerie Telecom, Algeria)
41.201.113.112 (Unknown network, Algeria)
46.70.226.182 (Armentel, Armenia)
49.145.121.75 (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Philippines)
58.152.217.249 (PCCW, Hong Kong)
77.34.109.74 (Rostelecom , Russia)
77.125.246.251 (012 Smile, Israel)
83.28.56.41 (Neostrada Plus, Poland)
83.31.168.111 (Neostrada Plus, Poland)
85.29.167.135 (2DAY Telecom, Kazakhstan)
89.208.229.196 (Digital Network JSC, Russia)
91.234.24.217 (Evgeniy Kondratyk, Ukraine)
94.41.158.248 (Ufanet, Russia)
94.41.254.115 (Ufanet, Russia)
95.56.208.29 (Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan)
114.37.87.205 (Hinet, Taiwan)
119.42.75.15 (CAT Telecom, Thailand)

This redirects to: hxxp://74.91.121.248/showthread.php?t=72d268be707a5fb7

..which is an exploit kit (see this report) hosted by Nuclear Fallout Enterprises in the US (again).

A plain list of IPs in case you want to copy and paste into a blocklist:

31.176.195.196
31.181.92.124
37.99.67.48
41.108.45.166
41.201.113.112
46.70.226.182
49.145.121.75
58.152.217.249
77.34.109.74
77.125.246.251
83.28.56.41
83.31.168.111
85.29.167.135
89.208.229.196
91.234.24.217
94.41.158.248
94.41.254.115
95.56.208.29
114.37.87.205
119.42.75.15
74.91.121.248

Friday, 9 March 2012

"Scan from a HP Officejet #235612" / cnnvcnsaoljfrut.ru

Another fake OfficeJet spam with a malicious attachment:

Date:      Fri, 9 Mar 2012 05:40:05 +0100
From:      "Valentino CONNELLY"
Subject:      Scan from a HP Officejet #235612
Attachments:     HP_Document_SPK23127.htm

Attached document was scanned and sent



to you using a Hewlett-Packard HP Officejet 2975OF.

Sent: by Valentino
Image(s) : 1
Attachment: HTML [.htm]

Hewlett-Packard Officejet Location: machine location not set
Device: POD866K0PL44119329S

The malware is on cnnvcnsaoljfrut.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php  (report here) which is multihomed on a familiar looking list of IP addresses:

78.107.82.98 (Corbina Telecom, Russia)
83.238.208.55 (Netia Telekom, Poland)
95.156.232.102 (Optimate-server, Germany)
111.93.161.226 (Tata Teleservices, India)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel, India)
190.81.107.70 (Telmex, Peru)
194.85.97.121 (State Technical University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
202.149.85.37 (Satata Neka Tama, Indonesia)
210.56.23.100 (Commission For Science And Technology, Pakistan)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)

Plain list for copy-and-pasting:
78.107.82.98
83.238.208.55
95.156.232.102
111.93.161.226
125.19.103.198
190.81.107.70
194.85.97.121
202.149.85.37
210.56.23.100
211.44.250.173

Something evil on 178.211.33.203 and 109.236.80.151

178.211.33.203 and 109.236.80.151 are a pair of IP addresses distributing some sort of malware in a coordinated attack. They seem to be part of the same attack. The malware itself is still pending analysis, but you might want to block these URLs and/or IPs.

Incidentally, the domains seem legitimate GoDaddy-registered ones, but I am guessing they have been hacked to serve up malware on their *.domainname.com subdomains.

178.211.33.203
*.extensionbay.com
*.kingoftheaquarium.com
*.vicandbarbs.net
*.dancesearcy.com
*.learn2drive4free.com
34107.vicandbarbs.net
30659.vicandbarbs.net
8918.vicandbarbs.net
28980.majesticbetta.com
52734.majesticbetta.com
37926.majesticbetta.com
39168.majesticbetta.com
5139.majesticbetta.com
2673.learn2drive4free.com
51226.kingoftheaquarium.com
59038.kingoftheaquarium.com
29878.kingoftheaquarium.com
50588.kingoftheaquarium.com
24898.dancesearcy.com

109.236.80.151
*.bankingonbankers.com
*.bankdirectoryonline.com
*.californiagoldbook.com
*.ch.redirect.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
*.google.ch.redirect.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
*.redirect.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
31337.bankingonbankers.com
ch.redirect.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
google.ch.redirect.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
redirect.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.ch.redirect.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
*.2350283972.bankingonbankers.com
int.ask.com.redirect.384569840.bankdirectoryonline.com
www.google.de.redirect.312464722.bankdirectoryonline.com
www.google.de.query.11111533.bankdirectoryonline.com
www.lr-aloevera.at.search.1639590514.bankdirectoryonline.com
www.google.de.query.39586074.bankdirectoryonline.com
www.surftipp.de.query.320136795.bankdirectoryonline.com
suche.aol.de.query.469388806.bankdirectoryonline.com
www.google.at.redirect.512545616.bankdirectoryonline.com
www.google.de.redirect.3379156420.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.de.search.3333773661.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.de.query.3386209042.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.de.query.3261224572.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.com.tr.search.274580395.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.de.search.342911457.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.com.query.417110658.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.ca.process.983249139.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.de.search.310514469.californiagoldbook.com
www.google.de.redirect.417610242.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.at.url.427019192.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.de.query.3262094134.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.fr.redirect.579034634.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.de.query.3334101725.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.de.url.524065725.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.de.url.341584535.bankingonbankers.com
www.ferienwohnung-hotels-kroatien.de.query.451051745.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.com.br.query.4120413008.bankingonbankers.com
www.google.de.process.277767529.bankingonbankers.com

Will visiting Blinkx.com infect your computer?

I've coved Blinkx before in connection with unwanted software installations. They recently came to my attention again.. and not in a good way.

Let's start with the Google Safe Browsing Diagnostics for blinkx.com:

Safe Browsing

Diagnostic page for blinkx.com

What is the current listing status for blinkx.com?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 1007 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 92 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-03-09, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-03-08.Malicious software includes 6 trojan(s), 1 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 2 new process(es) on the target machine.
Malicious software is hosted on 6 domain(s), including miopardenton.bee.pl/, inturpo.com/, ighlandhorn.jesais.fr/.
5 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including inturpo.com/, adv-adserver.com/, adversalservers.com/.
This site was hosted on 32 network(s) including AS209 (QWEST), AS14743 (INTERNAP), AS1299 (TELIANET).
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, blinkx.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
Next steps:


Not listed as suspicious? But 92 out of 1007 pages attempt to install malware! That's 9.1% of all pages on the site that Google checked! But people who visit Blinkx don't just visit one page. According to Alexa, the average visitor views 3.88 pages on the site. It also notes that blinkx.com is the 1994th most popular site worldwide.


We can work out the probability of infection using the data, it's is (1-(1-(92/1007))^3.88)) which equates to a 31% possibility that the average blinkx.com visitor will be exposed to malware. OK, that's assuming that the data is accurate, and since I know for a fact there are more than 1007 pages on Blinkx and that Alexa data has its critics.. well, take that figure as being indicative rather than 100% accurate.

Compete.com reports that over 5 million US visitors look at the site per month. There are doubtless millions more visiting this site. So exactly how many people have been infected while visiting blinkx.com?

My suggestions? If you are an IT administrator, I think you want to seriously consider if allowing your users to visit blinkx.com is in line with your corporate governance strategy..

Thursday, 8 March 2012

AICPA spam / themeparkoupons.net

Another AICPA spam run is also doing the rounds with a malicious payload on:

themeparkoupons.net/main.php?page=89cd1f8b9fb67fbc
themeparkoupons.net/content/ap2.php?f=4f07a

The IP appears to be 41.64.21.71 (Dynamic ADSL, Egypt). This IP has been seen many times before, so blocking it would be a very good idea.

"Inter-company inv. from Aleris International Corp. " / cruikdfoknaofa.ru

The so-called invoice attached to this email leads to malware:

Date:      Thu, 8 Mar 2012 08:06:00 +0100
From:      "EDDIE HERRINGTON"
Subject:      Re: Inter-company inv. from Aleris International Corp.
Attachments:     Invoice_l8004324237.htm

Hallo



Attached the corp. invoice for the period July 2011 til Aug. 2011.



Thanks a lot for supporting this process



EDDIE HERRINGTON

Aleris International Corp.

The malware is on cruikdfoknaofa.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php  (report here). This domain is multihomed on the following IPs:

78.107.82.98 (Corbina Telecom, Russia)
83.238.208.55 (Netia Telekom, Poland)
95.156.232.102 (Optimate-server, Germany)
111.93.161.226 (Tata Teleservices, India)
125.19.103.198 (Bharti Infotel, India)
190.81.107.70 (Telmex, Peru)
194.85.97.121 (State Technical University of Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
200.169.13.84 (Century Telecom Ltda, Brazil)
202.149.85.37 (Satata Neka Tama, Indonesia)
210.56.23.100 (Commission For Science And Technology, Pakistan)
211.44.250.173 (SK Broadband Co Ltd, Korea)
Plain list:
78.107.82.98
83.238.208.55
95.156.232.102
111.93.161.226
125.19.103.198
190.81.107.70
194.85.97.121
200.169.13.84
202.149.85.37
210.56.23.100
211.44.250.173

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

BBB Spam / babblesunet.com

Yet another identikit BBB Spam run this morning, with a malicious payload on the site babblesunet.com.

The bad stuff is on babblesunet.com/showthread.php?t=73a07bcb51f4be71 hosted on 69.163.40.209 (Directspace, US). Blocking the IP address should stop any other malicious sites on that server from causing harm.

Intuit spam / sony-zeus.net

Another fake INTUIT spam run is in progress, this time using the domain sony-zeus.net to deliver the payload.

The malware is hosted on sony-zeus.net/content/ap2.php?f=ef572 and sony-zeus.net/main.php?page=fac4e861546108ef on 213.179.193.132 (Solidhost, Netherlands). We've seen this IP before, so it is well worth blocking.

BBB Spam / cjhsdvbfbczuet.ru

Today's spam runs are just firing up now, with a fake BBB spam containing at attachment that tries to direct visitors to cjhsdvbfbczuet.ru.

Date:      Wed, 7 Mar 2012 -06:40:22 -0800
From:      "FANNY Baez"
Subject:      Better Business Bureau Complaint
Attachments:     Complaint_ID87rP25441.htm

Good afternoon,

Here with the Better Business Bureau would like to inform you that we have received a complaint (ID 323259211) from a customer of yours in regard to their dealership with you.


Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT attached to this email (open with Internet Explorer/Firefox)
to view the details on this issue and suggest us about your position as soon as possible.

We hope to hear from you shortly.

Regards,
FANNY Baez

Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau

The payload site is at cjhsdvbfbczuet.ru:8080/images/aublbzdni.php but at the moment it doesn't seem to be resolving so there are no IPs to block. However, monitoring your logs for .ru:8080 from time-to-time could help detect users who have clicked through.

SMS Spam: "You could be entitled up to £4856 in compensation.."

I really hate these scumbags:

IMPORTANT - You could be entitled up to £4856 in compensation from mis-sold PPI on credit cards or loans. Please reply PPI for info or STOP to opt out. 

In this case, the sender's number is +447436261356 although this will change regularly to avoid detection.

If you get one of these, you should forward the spam and the sender's number to your carrier. In the came of T-Mobile, O2 and Orange the number to report to is 7726 ("SPAM"). Vodafone customers should use 87726 ("VSPAM") and Three customers should use 37726 ("3SPAM"). Hopefully the carriers will act if there are enough complaints.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

BBB Spam / 72.14.187.169

This is the second malicious spam run of the day, leading to a malware payload on 72.14.187.169

Date:      Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:00:18 +0200
From:      "Tom Santana"
Subject:      Better Business Bureau needs your urgent attention.
 
Business Owner/Manager,
One of your recent customers has submitted a complaint with The Better Business Bureau regarding the negative experience he had with your company. The consumer report is attached below. Please submit your feedback to this matter as within 14 days. The fastest way to provide your response is via the Online Complaint system. Please follow the following Internet address to evaluate the above-mentioned customer complaint and provide your response to it:
BBB complaint center

Use the following data to login:

Case ID: #1422518
Password: 41964

The Better Business Bureau provides an efficient third-party role, and helps you resolve your customer disputes impartially and on mutually beneficial terms. We develop and maintain online Reliability reports on American companies, available to the Public and used by millions of business customers. A good customer report can have a distinctly positive impact on your business.

We hope for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Honorato Cobb
Dispute Counselor

Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, Inc.
30 East 33rd St., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Office Hours: 9-5 Monday through Friday
212.533.6200
Fax: 212.477.4912
Inquiry@newyork.bbb.org

The malicious payload is on 72.14.187.169/q.php?f=e4a98&e=4 and 72.14.187.169/q.php?f=e4a98&e=1  which is a Linode IP (no surprises there!) Blocking access to the IP would be prudent.

Intuit.com spam / icemed.net

It's lunchtime here.. which means that the malware spam campaigns tend to kick off. One of these is this Intuit.com spam:

Date:      Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:04:46 +0200
From:      "INTUIT INC."
Subject:      Dowload your Intuit.com invoice.

Dear Client:

Thank you for placing an order with Intuit Market. We have received it and will let you know when your order is processed. If you ordered several items, we may process them in more than one shipment (at no extra cost to you) to ensure quicker delivery.

If you have questions about your order, please call 1-800-955-8890.


ORDER INFORMATION

Please download your invoice
id #318651746029 information at Intuit small business website.

NEED HELP?

    Email us at mktplace_customerservice@intuit.com.
    Call us at 1-800-955-8890.
    Reorder Intuit Checks Quickly and Easily starting with
    the information from your previous order.

To help us better serve your needs, please take
a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
Submit your feedback here.

Thanks again for your order,

Intuit Market Customer Service

Privacy , Legal , Contact Us , About Us

You have received this business communication as part of our efforts to fulfill your request or service your account. You may receive this and other business communications from us even if you have opted out of marketing messages.

Please note: This e-mail was sent from an auto-notification system that cannot accept incoming email
Please do not reply to this message.

If you receive an email message that appears to come from Intuit but that you suspect is a phishing e-mail, please forward it immediately to spoof@intuit.com. Please visit http://security.intuit.com/ for additional security information.


�2011 Intuit, Inc. All rights reserved. Intuit, the Intuit Logo, Quickbooks, Quicken and TurboTax,
among others, are registered trademarks of Intuit Inc.

The malicious payload is at icemed.net/content/ap2.php?f=b74bf and icemed.net/main.php?page=ffa1bed3ef7ceb23 (report here). This is hosted on 213.179.193.132 (Solidhost, Netherlands), 41.64.21.71 (Dynamic ADSL, Egypt). We've seen these IPs before, so they are well worth blocking.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Intuit spam / cogisunet.com

It's Monday.. so it's malware. This new spam run is supposed to be from Intuit.com, but it actually leads to malware hosted on cogisunet.com.

Date:      Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:30:31 +0100
From:      "INTUIT INC."
Subject:      Please confirm your Intuit.com invoice.

Dear Sir/Madam:

Thank you for buying your accounting software from Intuit Market. We have received it and will send you an e-mail when your order is processed. If you ordered several items, we may deliver them in more than one shipment (at no extra cost to you) to provide faster processing time.

If you have questions about your order, please call 1-800-955-8890.


ORDER INFORMATION

Please download your full invoice
id #221137087563 information at Intuit small business website.

NEED HELP?

    Email us at mktplace_customerservice@intuit.com.
    Call us at 1-800-955-8890.
    Reorder Intuit Checks Quickly and Easily starting with
    the information from your previous order.

To help us better serve your needs, please take
a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
Submit your feedback here.

Thanks again for your order,

Intuit Market Customer Service

Privacy , Legal , Contact Us , About Us

You have received this business communication as part of our efforts to fulfill your request or service your account. You may receive this and other business communications from us even if you have opted out of marketing messages.

Please note: This e-mail was sent from an auto-notification system that cannot accept incoming email
Please do not reply to this message.

If you receive an email message that appears to come from Intuit but that you suspect is a phishing e-mail, please forward it immediately to spoof@intuit.com. Please visit http://security.intuit.com/ for additional security information.

�2011 Intuit, Inc. All rights reserved. Intuit, the Intuit Logo, Quickbooks, Quicken and TurboTax, among others, are registered trademarks of Intuit Inc.

The malware is hosted on cogisunet.com/banner.php?aid=73a07bcb51f4be7 on 209.59.213.95 (Endurance International, US). The block 209.59.192.0/19 has a significant problem with malware at the moment, you may want to consider blocking IPs more widely.

BBB Spam FAIL / domain.com

Here's a normal looking BBB spam, which typically would lead to malware:

From:     Milford Finn risk@bbb.org
Date:     5 March 2012 10:42
Subject:     BBB have recieved a customer complaint about your company.


Business Owner/Manager,
One of your business customers has filed a complaint with The Better Business Bureau concerning the negative experience he had with your company. The consumer complaint is attached below. Please submit your response to this matter as within 21 days. The most efficient way to provide your response is by using the Online Complaint system. Please follow the following link to access the above-mentioned customer complaint and submit your response to it:
BBB complaint center

Use the following data to login:

Case ID: #2478119
Password: 65950

The Better Business Bureau  acts in the role of a a neutral third party, and helps you resolve your customer disputes fast and efficiently. We develop and support online Reliability reports on American companies, open to the Public and used by millions of business customers. A satisfactory customer report can have a pronounced positive impact on your business.

We hope for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Kenyon Frye
Dispute Counselor 
Except the idiot spammers have forgotten to include the domain name and have left if at what is presumably the default of domain.com:


Unfortunately, next time the spammers will probably get it right.. in the meantime, here are some example subjects being used in this attack:

  • Better Business Bureau needs your urgent attention. 
  • Better Business Bureau customer complaint. 
  • BBB have recieved a customer complaint about your company. 
  • Your company is accused of illegal financial transactions.