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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

"VISA - Recent Transactions Report" spam / payment-history-n434543-434328745231.zip

This fake VISA spam comes with a malicious attachment:

Date:      Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:32:50 -0500 [14:32:50 EST]
From:      Visa [Eddie_Jackson@visa.com]
Subject:      VISA - Recent Transactions Report

Dear Visa card holder,

A recent review of your transaction history determined that your card was used in
possible fraudulent transactions. For security reasons the requested transactions were
refused. Please carefully review electronic report for your VISA card.

For more details please see the attached transaction report.

Data Protection Officer
1 Sheldon Square
London W2 6WH
United Kingdom

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic mail transmission and any attached files contain
information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to whom it is
addressed and may contain information belonging to the sender (Visa Europe Limited.) that
is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or protected from disclosure under
applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
viewing, copying, disclosure or distributions of this electronic message are violations
of federal law. Please notify the sender, by email or telephone (+44 (0)20 7795 3492), of
any unintended recipients and delete the original message without making any copies.
Thank You 
Attached to the message is an archive file payment-history-n434543-434328745231.zip with a VirusTotal detection rate of 10/48, which in turn contains payment-history-n434543-434328745231.exe with a detection rate of 10/49. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] indicate a network connection to bestdatingsitesreview4u.com on (PSInet, US). This appears to be the only site on that server, blocking either the IP or domain temporarily may help mitigate against infection.

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