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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Facebook spam / dennissellsgateway.com

This fake Facebook spam leads to malware on dennissellsgateway.com:

Date:      Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:28:11 -0500 [16:28:11 EDT]
From:      Facebook [no-reply@facebook.com]
Subject:      Gene Maynard wants to be friends with you on Facebook.

Gene Maynard wants to be friends with you on Facebook.
University of Houston, Victoria
342 friends - 28 photos
Confirm Request
See All Requests
This message was sent to [redacted]. If you don't want to receive these emails from Facebook in the future, please click: unsubscribe.
Facebook, Inc. Attention: Department 415 P.O Box 10005 Palo Alto CA 94303

This is a "ThreeScripts" attack, with the link first going to a legitimate hacked site and then through one of the following three scripts:

From there, the victim ends up on a hijacked GoDaddy domain with a malicious payload at [donotclick]dennissellsgateway.com/topic/able_disturb_planning.php on (Nuclear Fallout Enterprises, US) along with some other hijacked domains (listed in italics below).

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Another spam is circulating with a different pitch, but the same malicious payload:

Dear Customer,

The following is your Credit Card settlement report for Monday, August 19, 2013.
Transaction Volume Statistics for Settlement Batch dated 19-Aug-2013
Batch ID: 108837538
Business Day: 19-Aug-2013
Net Batch Total: 3704.75 (USD)
Number of Charge Transactions: 1
Amount of Charge Transactions: 3704.75
Number of Refund Transactions: 5
Amount of Refund Transactions: 315.74
You can download your full report at https://account.authorize.net/login/protected/download/settlementreport/

To view details for a specific transaction, please log into the Merchant Interface.

1.Click "Reports" from the main menu
2.Select "Transaction Details by Settlement Date"
3.Select "Settled Transactions" from the Item Type drop-down box.
4.Select the Settlement Date for the batch you would like to view from the "Date" drop-down box
5.Click "Run Report"
6.In the results, click on any transaction ID to view specific details for that transaction.

If you have any questions regarding this settlement report, please contact us by Secure Mail or you can call Customer Support at 1-877-447-3938.

Thank You,
*** You received this email because you chose to be a Credit Card Report
recipient. You may change your email options by logging into the Merchant
Interface. Click on Settings and Profile in the Main Menu, and select
Manage Contacts from the General section. To edit a contact, click the
Edit link next to the contact that you would like to edit. Under Email
Types, select or deselect the Email types you would like to receive. Click
Submit to save any changes. Please do not reply to this email.

1 comment:

martijn said...

FYI: when I looked into this last night, I didn't miss the irony of a crime stoppers website being used to spread malware. So I emailed the people behind it, they found out they had been hacked and then cleaned up their site.