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Friday, 2 August 2013

"Your most recent payment has been processed" spam / capitalagreements.com

This fake Discover Card spam leads to malware on capitalagreements.com:

Date:      Fri, 2 Aug 2013 20:41:09 +0200 [14:41:09 EDT]
From:      Discover Card [dontrply@service.discovercard.com]
Reply-To:      dontrply@service.discovercard.com

     Access My Account
    ACCOUNT CONFIRMATION     Statements | Payments | Rewards    
    Your most recent payment has been processed.
Dear Customer,

This e-mail is to confirm that we have processed your most recent payment. Please remember to use your new information the next time you log in.

To view more details please click here.

Log In to review your account details or to make additional changes.

Please Note: If you did not make this request, please contact us immediately at 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683).
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This e-mail was sent to [redacted].

You are receiving this Discover e-mail as a confirmation of your account activity.

Log in to update your e-mail address or view your account e-mail preferences.

If you have any questions about your account, please log in to contact us securely and we will be happy to assist you.

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Discover Products Inc.
P.O. Box 30666
Salt Lake City, UT 84130
©2013 Discover Bank, Member FDIC

The link in the email goes to a legitimate hacked site and then one to three scripts as follows:

After that, the victim is directed to the malware landing page at [donotclick]capitalagreements.com/topic/regard_alternate_sheet.php which is a hijacked GoDaddy domain hosted on (Linode, US), along with several other hijacked domains.

The attack is fundamentally the same as this American Express themed malspam run described here.

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1 comment:

Bruce said...

I received the subject email and was confused by it. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.