Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:27:44 -0500 [16:27:44 EDT]
From: Federal Reserve [email@example.com]
Subject: Your Wire Transfer 82932922 canceled
The Wire transfer , recently sent from your bank account , was not processed by the FedWire.
Transfer details attached to the letter.
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In this case there is an attachment PAYMENT RECEIPT 30-04-2013-GBK-75.zip which contains a malicious executable crafted to look like a Word document called Payment reeceipt.exe . This executable has a so-so VirusTotal detection rate of 29/46.
The malware has the following checksums according to Comodo CAMAS:
Anubis has a pretty detailed report of what this malware does. In particular, you might want to monitor network traffic to and from 188.8.131.52 (Caucasus Online, Georgia) which seems to be a C&C server. This IP has also been seen here. There are several other IPs involved, but these look like DSL subscribers with dynamic address, so probably a part of a botnet. For the sake of completeness they are: