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Friday, 28 June 2013

jConnect spam / FAX_281_3927981981_283.zip

This fake fax spam is meant to contain malware, but in this particular case is being sent out with a corrupt attachment:

Date:      Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:41:52 -0500 [10:41:52 EDT]
From:      jConnect [message@inbound.j2.com]
Subject:      jConnect fax from "697-377-6967" - 28 page(s), Caller-ID: 697-377-6967

Fax Message[Caller-ID: 697-377-6967] You have received a 28 page(s) fax at 2012-12-17
02:13:41 EST.* The reference number for this fax is
lax3_did10-1019412300-0003832668-11.This message can be opened using your PDF reader. If
you have not already installed j2 Messenger, download it for
free:http://www.j2.com/downloadsPlease visit http://www.j2.com/help if you have any
questions regarding this message or your j2 service.Thank you for using jConnect!Home    
Contact     Login2011 j2 Global Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.jConnect is a
registered trademark of j2 Global Communications, Inc.This account is subject to the
terms listed in thejConnect Customer Agreement.

Both the email and the attachment are horribly mangled, and in this case don't contain their malicious payload (as with this spam run). But be careful if receiving an email of this type as the next time the spammers try it, it may well be more dangerous.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

OfficeWorld.com spam / sartorilaw.net

This fake OfficeWorld spam leads to malware on sartorilaw.net:

Date:      Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:39:36 -0430 [13:09:36 EDT]
From:      customerservice@emalsrv.officeworldmail.net
Subject:      Confirmation notification for order 1265953

Thank you for choosing OfficeWorld.com - the world's biggest selection of business products!

Please review your order details below. If you have any questions, please Contact Us


Helpful Tips:
--------------------------------------------------------------------
- Please SAVE or PRINT this confirmation for your records.
- ORDER STATUS is available online! Login and click "My Orders" to obtain UPS tracking information, etc.
- If you skipped registration, or forgot your password, simply enter your Login ID (normally your full e-mail address) and click [ forgot password ] to access your account.
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Order:  1265953
Date:           6/27/2013
Ship To:        My Default

Credit Card:    MasterCard


Product Qty     Price   Unit    Extended
--------------------------------------------------------------------
HEWCC392A    1       $9703.09  EA      $15.15         
AVE5366 1       $27.49  BX      $27.49         
SAF3081 2       $56.29  EA      $112.58        


Product Total:     $9855.22
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Total:          $9855.22

OfficeWorld.com values your business!
The link in the email goes through a legitimate hacked site and then on to [donotclick]sartorilaw.net/news/source_fishs.php (report here) hosted on the following IPs:
77.240.118.69 (Acens Technologies, Spain)
78.108.86.169 (Majordomo LLC, Russia)
89.248.161.148 (Ecatel, Netherlands)
108.177.140.2 (Nobis Technology Group, US)

Recommended blocklist:
77.240.118.69
78.108.86.169
89.248.161.148
108.177.140.2
afabind.com
chinadollars.net
condalnuashyochetto.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
gindonszkjchaijj.ru
greli.net
gstoryofmygame.ru
meynerlandislaw.net
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
reveck.com
sartorilaw.net
sendkick.com
spanishafair.com



Tuesday, 25 June 2013

ADP spam / spanishafair.com

This fake ADP spam leads to malware on spanishafair.com:

Date:      Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:38:05 +0000 [10:38:05 EDT]
From:      Run Do Not Reply [RunDoNotReply@ipn.adp.net]
Subject:      Your Biweekly payroll is  accepted

Yoyr payroll for check date 06/25/2013 is approved. Your payroll would be done at least 3 days before to your check date to ensure timely tax deposits and payroll delivery. If you offer direct deposit to your employees, this will also support pay down their money by the due date.

Client ID: [redacted]

View Details: Review

Important: Please be advised that calls to and from your payroll service team may be monitored or recorded.

Please do not reply to this message. auto informer system not configured to accept incoming messages.

The malicious payload is at [donotclick]spanishafair.com/news/possibility-redundant.php hosted on:
119.147.137.31 (China Telecom, China)
210.42.103.141 (Wuhan Urban Construction Institute, China)
203.80.17.155 (MYREN Cloud Infrastructrure, Malaysia)

Related evil domains and IP addresses to block can be found here and here.

"Southwest Airlines Confirmation: KQR101" spam / meynerlandislaw.net

This fake Southwest Airlines spam leads to malware on meynerlandislaw.net:

from:     Southwest Airlines [information@luv.southwest.com]
reply-to:     Southwest Airlines [no-reply@emalsrv.southwestmail.com]
date:     25 June 2013 17:09
subject:     Southwest Airlines Confirmation: KQR101

[redacted] 2013-06-25 JACEE3 INITIAL SLC WN PHX0.00T/TFF 0.00 END AY2.50$SLC1.50 1583018870396 2013-12-22 1394 2013-06-26 Depart SALT LAKE CITY IL (SLC) at 10:14 PM on Southwest Airlines Arrive in PAOLO ALTO MI (PHX) at 1:30 PM

You're all set for your travel!
   
Southwest Airlines
   
My Account | Review My Itinerary Online

     
Check In Online
    |    
Check Flight Status
    |    
Change Flight
    |    
Special Offers
    |    
Hotel Deals
    |    
Car Deals
   
Ready for lift-off!
   
Thank You Southwest for your travel! You'll find everything you need about your reservation below. Happy voyage!
Upcoming Journey: 06/26/13 - SLC - Phx Knight 

The link goes through a legimate hacked site and end up on a malicious payload at [donotclick]meynerlandislaw.net/news/possibility-redundant.php (report here) hosted on the following IPs:

119.147.137.31 (China Telecom, China)
203.80.17.155 (MYREN, Malaysia)

Recommended blocklist:
119.147.137.31
203.80.17.155
addressadatal.net
afabind.com
appasnappingf.com
avastsurveyor.com
cardpalooza.su
chinadollars.net
condalnuashyochetto.ru
doggedlegitim.net
dollsinterfer.net
dulethcentury.net
ehnihjrkenpj.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
estimateddeta.com
genown.ru
gindonszkjchaijj.ru
greli.net
gstoryofmygame.ru
gurieojgndieoj.ru
headbuttingfo.net
historuronded.com
ingrestrained.com
inutesnetworks.su
invisibilitym.net
joinproportio.com
libulionstreet.su
ludena.ru
mantrapura.net
meticulousmus.net
meynerlandislaw.net
multipliedfor.com
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
photosuitechos.su
relectsdispla.net
reportingglan.com
reveck.com
sendkick.com
shopkeepersne.net
spanishafair.com
stilos.pl
streetgreenlj.com
unabox.pl
voippromotion.su
winne2000.net
zoneagainstre.com


Monday, 24 June 2013

Something evil on 173.246.104.154

173.246.104.154 (Gandi, US) is hosting hacked GoDaddy domains serving a variety of malware [1] [2]. At the moment the following domains appear to be hosted on that server:
aandimedsolutions.com
aandimedsolutions.info
aandimedsolutions.net
antarcticland-union.it
antarcticland-union.org
antarcticland-union.us
easymapbuilder.com
findmynewschool.com
governmentofantarcticland.it
governmentofantarcticland.org
governmentofantarcticland.us
governodiantarcticland.it
governodiantarcticland.org
inflectionism.com
marinedockladders.com
premiumrentalproperty.com
principalityaustrallands.org
principatodiantarcticland.it
principatodiantarcticland.org
remote-recording-mixing.com
soundstudiosearch.com
trippling.com
waltwhitman150.org

These domains were recently hosted on that server but now appear to be back with GoDaddy and are probably fixed:
audiomasteringmeistro.com
beachfrontconcierge.com
audio-mastering-music.com
novafitnesstrainer.com
dinneraffairs.com
douglasvillestorage.com
subprimemortgage.us
loadingdockgear.com
loadingdockdepot.com
rippedtrainer.com
herblade.com
audiomasteringmaestro.com
audiomasteringsearch.com
austinremoterecording.com
bestseoamerica.com
hotrankseo.com
jacksonvillefloridacommercialrealestate.com
online-audio-mixing.com
findmynewhouse.co.uk
greatwestinsurancegroup.com
jewelboon.com

"Fiserv Secure Email Notification - TBTATU41DMJDT5B" spam / SecureMessage_TBTATU41DMJDT5B.zip

This fake FISERV email has a malicious attachment SecureMessage_TBTATU41DMJDT5B.zip containing a trojan named SecureMessage.exe:

Date:      Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:27:59 -0600 [09:27:59 EDT]
From:      Fiserv Secure Notification [secure.notification@fiserv.com]
Subject:      Fiserv Secure Email Notification - TBTATU41DMJDT5B
Part(s):     
      2      SecureMessage_TBTATU41DMJDT5B.zip      [application/zip]      104 KB

You have received a secure message

Read your secure message by opening the attachment, SecureMessage_TBTATU41DMJDT5B.zip.

The attached file contains the encrypted message that you have received.

To decrypt the message use the following password -  SUgDu07dn

To read the encrypted message, complete the following steps:

 -  Double-click the encrypted message file attachment to download the file to your computer.
 -  Select whether to open the file or save it to your hard drive. Opening the file displays the attachment in a new browser window.
 -  The message is password-protected, enter your password to open it.

To access from a mobile device, forward this message to mobile@res.fiserv.com to receive a mobile login URL.

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions about secure e-mail encryption service, please contact technical support at 888.710.6198.

2000-2013 Fiserv Secure Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 
Ask yourself this question: why would you encrypt a message and then put the password in the email? Simple.. to get past virus scanners, of course! The VirusTotal detection for this malware is just 8/46 .

Other analysis is pending, the malware has the following checksums:
Size117248
MD5fdd154360854e2d9fee47a557b296519
SHA1d3de7f5514944807eadb641353ac9380f0c64607
SHA2561ef3302196f5c4cd9bf97c719e934d612a244a17a20f5a742c15d8203d477f59

UPDATE: the Malwr sandbox has an analysis here. URLs involved in downloading components are:
[donotclick]governodiantarcticland.org/ponyb/gate.php
[donotclick]maxprotection.de/N4k.exe
[donotclick]francescobotti-fashion.com/27ZDM9p.exe
[donotclick]liltommy.com/ep9C.exe
[donotclick]keep-smile.net/t4T.exe

Facebook spam / chinadollars.net

This fake Facebook spam leads to malware on chinadollars.net:


Date:      Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:18:12 -0500
From:      Facebook [notification+SCCRJ42M8P@facebookmail.com]
Subject:      You have 1 friend request

facebook
   
You have new notifications.
A lot has happened on Facebook since you last logged in. Here are some notifications you've missed from your friends.
    1 friend request
View Notifications
       
Go to Facebook
This message was sent to [redacted]. If you don't want to receive these emails from Facebook in the future, please unsubscribe.

Facebook, Inc., Attention: Department 415, PO Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303

The link in the email goes through a legitimate but hacked site and then leads to a malware landing page at [donotclick]chinadollars.net/news/inputted-ties.php (report here) hosted on:
119.147.137.31 (China Telecom, China)
202.147.169.211 (LINKdotNET, Pakistan)
203.80.17.155 (MYREN Cloud Infrastructrure, Malaysia)
210.42.103.141 (Wuhan Urban Construction Institute, China)

Recommended blocklist:
119.147.137.31
202.147.169.211
203.80.17.155
210.42.103.141
abacs.pl
addressadatal.net
afabind.com
anygus.com
appasnappingf.com
avastsurveyor.com
cardpalooza.su
chinadollars.net
condalnuas34637.ru
condalnuashyochetto.ru
doggedlegitim.net
dollsinterfer.net
dulethcentury.net
ehnihjrkenpj.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
enway.pl
estimateddeta.com
genown.ru
greli.net
gstoryofmygame.ru
gurieojgndieoj.ru
headbuttingfo.net
historuronded.com
huang.pl
ingrestrained.com
inutesnetworks.su
invisibilitym.net
jetaqua.com
joinproportio.com
libulionstreet.su
lmbcakes.com
ludena.ru
mantrapura.net
meticulousmus.net
multipliedfor.com
nipiel.com
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
pc-liquidations.net
photosuitechos.su
planete-meuble-pikin.com
pleak.pl
profurnituree.com
relectsdispla.net
reportingglan.com
reveck.com
rmacstolp.net
rustin.pl
sendkick.com
shopkeepersne.net
sludgekeychai.net
smartsecurityapp2013.com
stilos.pl
streetgreenlj.com
theislandremembered.com
twintrade.net
unabox.pl
voippromotion.su
winne2000.net
zoneagainstre.com



DanielMcClintic@hotmail.com fake job offer

Another staggeringly crude money mule recruitment spam, like this one. Unless you like prison food I would advise you to leave this fake offer alone.

Date:      Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:56:39 +0900 [09:56:39 EDT]
From:      Delmar Roark
Subject:      Work in the finance department

We invite you to work in the home assistant offer.

This job takes 2-3 hours a week and requires absolutely no investment.
The essence of this work for incoming client requests in your city.
The starting income is about ~2000 Euro per month + bonuses.

You get paid your money every 2 weeks and your bonuses after finish each task!

We promis work for every person. But we accept applications this week only!
Therefore, you should send email a request right now.
And you will start earning money, starting from next week.

Please write in the request:
Your name:
Your Contact number:
Your email address:
City of residence:

Please send the request to my email DanielMcClintic@hotmail.com, and
I will contact you personally as quickly as possible.

Sincerely,
Delmar Roark 
Originating IP is 211.226.147.218 in Korea.

www.public-trust.com false positive at Phishtank

public-trust.com houses Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) and is controlled by Verizon. It probably houses other certificate infrastructure too, but at the moment several web filtering systems are detecting it as a phishing site due to a false positive at Phishtank.

Some example URLs (which are perfectly safe) include:
http://www.public-trust.com/cgi-bin/CRL/2018/cdp.crl
http://cdp1.public-trust.com/CRL/Omniroot2025.crl

The problem with the website at www.public-trust.com is that it forwards to www.verizonenterprise.com (a perfectly legitimate Verizon site), but this does make it look a bit like a phishing site. This is the false positive at Phishtank.

At least one person seems to have spotted that it wasn't a phish, but it's quite an easy mistake to make because the screenshot of a Verizon site combined with the very non-obvious domain name makes it look extremely phishy.

For the records, these are the WHOIS registrant details:

Verizon Business Global LLC
Verizon Business Global LLC
One Verizon Way
Basking Ridge NJ 07920
US
domainlegalcontact@verizon.com +1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669

The domain was created in 2002 (most phishing sites don't even last a few weeks) and is hosted on 64.18.30.10 (Verizon Business Global, LLC). At the moment the false positive is in Phishtank, AVGThreatLabs, SURBL and MyWOT blacklists plus anything downstream that uses that data.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

julia.sailor@hotmail.com fake job offer

These guys aren't really trying. The email address is julia.sailor@hotmail.com but the email is signed Claudine Nash and appears to be "from" brooksd@kormanlederer.com originating from an IP address in Brazil. The so-called "job" is going to be money laundering or some such, avoid.

Date:      Sat, 22 Jun 2013 20:47:56 -0300 [19:47:56 EDT]
From:      Claudine Nash [brooksd@kormanlederer.com]
Subject:      Regional administrotor

We offer you to work in the remote assistant offer.

This job takes 2-3 hours during the week and requires absolutely no investment.
The essence of this work for entering client requests in your city.
The starting wages is about ~2000 Euro per month + bonuses.

You get paid your money every 2 weeks and your bonuses after fulfilling each task!

We guarantee work for every man. But we accept applications this week only!
Accordingly, you should send email a request right now.
And you will start earning money, starting from next week.

Please write in the request:
Your name:
Your Contact number:
Your email address:
City of residence:

Please send the registration form to my email julia.sailor@hotmail.com, and
I will response you individually at an early date.

Sincerely,
Claudine Nash 

Friday, 21 June 2013

LexisNexis spam FAIL

This fake LexisNexis spam is meant to have a malicious attachment, but something has gone wrong. Nonetheless, the next time the spammers try it they will probably get it right.. so beware of any emails similar to this one that have an attachment larger than a couple of hundred bytes.

Date:      Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:48:12 -0700 [13:48:12 EDT]
From:      LexisNexis [einvoice.notification@lexisnexis.com]Book
Subject:      Invoice Notification for June 2013   

There was an invoice issued to your company: [redacted]

Please double click the PDF attachment to open or print your invoice. To view full invoice details or for any Online Account Management options, download PDF attachment.

    Account Number     455SAZ    
    Invoice Number     904510653899    
    Invoice Date     June 21, 2013    
    Invoice Amount     $3.508.00    
    Account Balance     $0.00    

You can PAY YOUR BALANCE through the PowerInvoice please print the attached invoice and mail to the address indicated on the invoice statement. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, please find a link to a free downloadable file at the end of this e-mail.

You can also print this e-mail and send your payment to:
    LexisNexis    
    PO BOX 7247-7090    
    Philadelphia, PA 19170-7090    

If you have questions about your invoice, please contact LexisNexis at 1-800-262-2391, option 3.

If you would like to contact your Account Manager, please contact LexisNexis at 1-800-262-2391, option 2.

Please add this domain @email.lexisnexismail.com to your safe senders list.

Adobe Acrobat free downloadable file available at :
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

In this case the attachment is just 8 bytes and is harmless. Next time, it probably won't be..

Of note, the only link in the email goes to [donotclick]https://server.nepplelaw.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=430ed6e3b59a4a69b2d5653797c3e3d6&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.adobe.com%2fproducts%2facrobat%2freadstep2.html which is the sort of thing that happens to a URL when it goes through Outlook Web Access, in this case it would be on the server server.nepplelaw.com but I have no explanation as to why it is there, however it is harmless.

"Unusual Visa card activity" spam / anygus.com

It's not usually like these guys to mess up so badly, but this FAIL of a Visa spam leads to malware on anygus.com. Note the bits in {braces} that should have content..

From:     Visa Anti-Fraud [upbringingve@visabusiness.com]
Date:     21 June 2013 17:36
Subject:     Unusual Visa card activity

we {l1} detected {l2} activity in your business visa account.

please click here to view {l4}
your case id is: {symbol}{dig}

look for unexpected charges or questionable activity, and if you see anything suspicious,don't wait to act.

this added security is to prevent any additional fraudulent charges from taking place on your account.


notice: this visa communication is furnished to you solely in your capacity as a customer of visa inc. (or its authorized agent) or a participant in the visa payments system. by accepting this visa communication, you acknowledge that the information contained herein (the "information") is confidential and subject to the confidentiality restrictions contained in visa's operating regulations, which limit your use of the information. you agree to keep the information confidential and not to use the information for any purpose other than in your capacity as a customer of visa inc. or a participant in the visa payments system. the information may only be disseminated within your organization on a need-to-know basis to enable your participation in the visa payments system.

please be advised that the information may constitute material nonpublic information under u.s. federal securities laws and that purchasing or selling securities of visa inc. while being aware of material nonpublic information would constitute a violation of applicable u.s. federal securities laws. this information may change from time to time. please contact your visa representative to verify current information. visa is not responsible for errors in this publication. the visa non-disclosure agreement can be obtained from your visa account manager or the nearest visa office.

this message was sent to you by visa, p.o. box 8999, san francisco, ca 94128. please click here to unsubscribe. 
Despite the errors in the email it still ends up going through a hacked legitimate site to a Blackhole Exploit kit at [donotclick]anygus.com/news/fewer_tedious_mentioning.php (report here) hosted on the following IPs:
193.254.231.51 (Universitatea Transilvania Brasov, Romania)
202.147.169.211 (LINKdotNET Telecom, Pakistan)

Recommended blocklist:
193.254.231.51
202.147.169.211
anygus.com
appasnappingf.com
condalinarad72234652.ru
condalinneuwu5.ru
condalinra2735.ru
condalnuas34637.ru
condalnuashyochetto.ru
diamondbearingz.net
dirvers.net
drivesr.com
eheranskietpj.ru
ehnihjrkenpj.ru
ehnutidalvchedu.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
ergopets.com
ermitajohrmited.ru
ghroumingoviede.ru
gnunirotniviepj.ru
gondatskenbiehu.ru
greli.net
gromimolniushed.ru
gstoryofmygame.ru
gurieojgndieoj.ru
jetaqua.com
joinproportio.com
multipliedfor.com
nipiel.com
oxfordxtg.net
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
pc-liquidations.net
planete-meuble-pikin.com
profurnituree.com
reportingglan.com
reveck.com
rmacstolp.net
safe-browser.biz
sendkick.com
smartsecurityapp2013.com
televisionhunter.com
teszner.net
theislandremembered.com
trleaart.net
twintrade.net
widnows.net
winne2000.net
winudpater.com
ww2.condalinneuwu5.ru
www.condalinarad72234652.ru


luntravel.com are a bunch of stupid spammers

Like most people I get of lot of spam. Sometimes it makes me cross. Here's one sent to scraped email address that is effectively a spamtrap.

From:     Luntravel [noreply@luntravelmail.com]
Reply-To:     Luntravel [noreply@luntravelmail.com]
Date:     21 June 2013 13:03
Subject:     New offers from £49
Mailing list:     c425d640a3819ebec8af23ba171be24c


So far, just a spam with a graphic in, but the email footer is what got my goat..

You receive this newsletter because you used google sometime and we send you our best deals.
Prices shown as 'from' point to the lowest bidder at the time of sending this communication, so we can not guarantee that they remain in force at the time you receive this newsletter.
Save our info@luntravelmail.com address in your e-book for the best deals do not end up in the SPAM folder.
To unsubscribe from receipt of this message, you can click on Unsubscribe, our private site is Luntravel.com
Wait.. I received this spam because I use Google? I've never used any Google product in my life. Not even blogger. And then it goes on to say that the prices quoted may as well be completely made up. Which no doubt they are. Oh yes, SPAM spelled in CAPITALS is a trademark for a brand of tinned meat.

All of the content, trademarks, logos, images, etc. displayed on the Website are protected by the intellectual and industrial property rights, patents, trademarks and copyrights of Luntravel, which are expressly reserved by Luntravel and, when applicable, any other persons or companies that figure as the authors or holders of such rights. Any violation of the abovementioned rights shall be prosecuted in accordance with currently effective legislation. Therefore, it is strictly prohibited to reproduce, exploit, alter, distribute or publicly communicate any of the Website content through any means for any use other than legitimate informational purposes or for the User to contract the services offered therein. In any event, doing so shall require the prior written consent of Luntravel.
The User acknowledges that the operation of this service is governed by Spanish legislation. Luntravel reserves the right to make any changes it deems appropriate in observance of the terms and conditions envisaged in the General Law in Defence of Consumers and Users (Law No. 1/2007), the various regulations governing the activities of travel agencies in the Autonomous Communities and the various legal amendments to and supplemental regulations of the legislation related to free access to the activities of services and their performance.
Now the stupid legal blurb which basically says we can spam you but you can't publish anything about our website, and now we'll quote some Spanish laws which may or may not exist but we are probably breaking by sending the spam (actually the relevant law is Act 34/2002 of 11 July on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, but I don't think they have read it).

Oh what was that about logos?


Say again?

The spam originates from 93.159.211.199 (CPC Servicios Informaticos SL, Spain) with links to newsletters.tradaticket.com on 93.159.209.72 (also CPC) and then onto luntravel.com on 94.23.82.229 (OVH, France) [report here]. luntravel.com is registered to:

  miguel angel lancho milan
  Lancho milan Miguel angel
  C/ General Barroso 37-21
  Valencia, 46017
  ES
  +34.963788523
  7i54o32ibghg27t42930@b.o-w-o.info
  
Dealing with spammers is never a good idea. I would avoid this bunch.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

ADP spam / planete-meuble-pikin.com

This fake ADP spam leads to malware on planete-meuble-pikin.com:

Date:      Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:12:28 -0600
From:      EasyNetDoNotReply@clients.adpmail.org
Subject:      ADP EasyNet: Bank Account Change Alert

Dear Valued ADP Client,

As part of ADP's commitment to provide you with exceptional service, ADP is taking additional steps to ensure that your payroll data is secure. Therefore, we are sending you this e-mail as a security precaution to confirm that you have added or changed a bank account for the following employee(s) on your account:

** Dominic Johnson **
** Ayden Campbell **

Use this links to: Review or Decline this changes.

If you have not made and authorized this bank account change, please contact your ADP Service Team immediately.

This security precaution is another reason why so many businesses like yours choose ADP, the world's leading payroll provider for over 60 years, to handle their payroll.
Sincerely,

Your ADP Service Team

This e-mail comes from an unattended mailbox. Please do not reply.
The link in the email goes through a legitimate but hacked site and end up on a malware landing page at [donotclick]planete-meuble-pikin.com/news/network-watching.php (report here) hosted on:
173.254.254.110 (Quadranet, US)
190.93.23.10 (Greendot, Trinidad and Tobago)
193.147.61.250 (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
193.254.231.51 (Universitatea Transilvania Brasov, Romania)
202.147.169.211 (LINKdotNET, Pakistan)

Recommended blocklist:
173.254.254.110
190.93.23.10
193.147.61.250
193.254.231.51
202.147.169.211
appasnappingf.com
condalinarad72234652.ru
condalinneuwu5.ru
condalinra2735.ru
condalnuas34637.ru
condalnuashyochetto.ru
diamondbearingz.net
drivesr.com
eheranskietpj.ru
ehnutidalvchedu.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
ergopets.com
ermitajohrmited.ru
ghroumingoviede.ru
gnunirotniviepj.ru
gondatskenbiehu.ru
gromimolniushed.ru
gurieojgndieoj.ru
jetaqua.com
joinproportio.com
multipliedfor.com
nipiel.com
oxfordxtg.net
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
pc-liquidations.net
planete-meuble-pikin.com
pnpnews.net
profurnituree.com
reportingglan.com
rmacstolp.net
safe-browser.biz
safe-time.net
smartsecurityapp2013.com
televisionhunter.com
teszner.net
theislandremembered.com
trleaart.net
usforclosedhomes.net
winne2000.net
winudpater.com
ww2.condalinneuwu5.ru
ww2.gnunirotniviepj.ru
www.condalinarad72234652.ru


Moniker "Security Notice: Service-wide Password Reset" mail and t.lt02.net

This email from Moniker shows an impressive combination of WIN and FAIL at the same time.

www.moniker.com    

Moniker

Moniker’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Moniker network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access a number of Moniker user accounts.

As a precaution to protect your domains, we have decided to implement a system-wide password reset. Please read the below instructions to create a new password. You will not be able to access your Moniker account until these steps are taken.

In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that domains have been lost or transferred out. We also have no evidence that any confidential or credit card information has been compromised.

While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking additional steps to ensure that your personal data and domains remain secure. This means that, to be absolutely sure of the security of your account, we are requiring all users to reset their Moniker account passwords.
Please reset your password by following the directions below.

1) Go to Moniker.com and click the “Sign In” button in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Select the “Forgot Your Password” link.


2) You will be directed to a page to “Retrieve” your Moniker Account Password. When prompted, enter your account number and click “Submit”.


3) You will be directed to a page that displays the message below. You will receive an email from Moniker. Please follow the instructions in this email to complete the password reset.

As recent events with other large services have demonstrated, this type of activity is becoming more common. We take our responsibility to keep your domains and personal data safe very seriously, and we're constantly enhancing the security of our service infrastructure to protect our customers. We feel it is also important to be clear that we view this as attempted illegal activity and have taken steps to report this to the appropriate authorities.

There are also several important steps that you can take to ensure that your data on any website, including Moniker, is secure:
•    Avoid using simple passwords based on dictionary words
•    Never use the same password on multiple sites or services
•    Never click on 'reset password' requests in emails that you did not request

Thank you for taking the time to read this email. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of having to change your password, but, ultimately, we believe this simple step will result in a more secure experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Moniker Support. Our support team is standing by to assist at 800-688-6311 or outside the U.S. and Canada: 954-607-1294.

Drake Harvey
Chief Operations Officer
Moniker.com

Moniker
1800 SW 1st Ave, Suite 440, Portland, OR, USA
Sales and Support: +1 (800) 688-6311
www.moniker.com
   
Copyright © 2013 Moniker.com | SnapNames. 

Full disclosure and prompt action is a WIN. Shit happens, it's often how you deal with it that makes the difference. But wait.. where does the link in the email go to? t.lt02.net? Who the heck are they? And this is where a big dose of FAIL happens.

lt02.net belongs to a company called VertexInternet (vertex.net). This company is not related to Moniker, and bearing in mind that this email is about a potential security breach you might expect people to be a little bit cautious about clicking through those links.

To be fair, the body of the email does suggest going to "moniker.com" (i.e. typing it in the address bar). The mystery of lt02.net is easily explainable too.. VertexInternet run an email marketing system called Listrak which is what is being used to send out the email. The email is legitimate, and presumably it has been done this way for reasons of speed.. the problem is that many people will probably be highly suspicious of this email given the context and that this approach is often used by the Bad Guys.

If you are going to send out a message like this, make sure that all the links go to a site that the recipient would recognise. In this case the sensible option would be to link directly to moniker.com. I'm betting that quite a few people will ignore this message and then wonder why they cannot log into their accounts at a later date.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

HP Spam / HP_Scan_06292013_398.zip FAIL

I've been seeing these spams for a couple of days now..

Date:      Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:39:27 -0500 [10:39:27 EDT]
From:      HP Digital Device [HP.Digital0@victimdomain]
Subject:      Scanned Copy

Please open the attached document. This document was digitally sent to you using an HP Digital Sending device.

To view this document you need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This email has been scanned for viruses and spam.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The is an attachment called HP_Scan_06292013_398.zip. Obviously this is an attempt to deliver malware.. but the attachment is too small to have a payload. Initially I thought that it was some random part of somebody's security infrastructure stripping it off until I got a really clean copy.. and the ZIP file was just 8 bytes:
12 BA E8 AC 16 AC 7B AE
 Another sample version looks like this, with just 6 bytes:
12 BA E8 AC 16 AC
Googling for 12BAE8AC16AC or 12BAE8AC16AC7BAE gets nothing at all (well, except it will now I've blogged about it). Weird, huh?

Something evil on 205.234.139.169

205.234.139.169 (Hostforweb, US) appears to be hosting a bunch of Java exploits being served up on subdomains of hacked GoDaddy domains. The malware looks like it is being served up in some sort of injection attack. Here are some example URLs of badness:

[donotclick]blog2.stefuraassociatesinc.com:6842/ServerAdministrator/keys/pairs/applet.jnlp
[donotclick]blog2.stefuraassociatesinc.com:6842/ServerAdministrator/keys/pairs/contact.php
[donotclick]blog2.stefuraassociatesinc.com:6842/ServerAdministrator/keys/pairs/xXsdYVRQe.class
[donotclick]blog2.stefuraassociatesinc.com:6842/ServerAdministrator/keys/pairs/xXsdYVRQe/class.class
[donotclick]blog2.stefuraassociatesinc.com:6842/ServerAdministrator/keys/pairs/jfygZbFu

URLquery and VirusTotal are not very conclusive, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.. well, you know the rest.

The following domains appear to be hosted on the server. You should assume that they are all malicious, ones already flagged by Google are marked in  red .

blog2.4glenview.com
blog2.bigciti.com
blog2.bonitajoe.com
blog2.dnbmedia.com
blog2.dynamomedia.com
blog2.equityblueprintmn.com
blog2.floridawaterfrontpro.com
blog2.flsearchmls.com
blog2.fmbcribs.com
blog2.fmbjoe.tv
blog2.fortmyersbeachrealestatejoe.com
blog2.joe22.com
blog2.joemoves.com
blog2.joeorlandini.com
blog2.joesrealtygroup.com
blog2.joey1.com
blog2.joeyou.com
blog2.kitejunkys.com
blog2.loan2have.com
blog2.mailjoe.com
blog2.mlsfloridasearch.com
blog2.mysportnovelties.ca
blog2.mysportnovelties.com
blog2.naplezjoe.com
blog2.orlandinifamily.com
blog2.parkshorejoe.com
blog2.portroyaljoe.com
blog2.stefura.com
blog2.stefura-associates.com
blog2.stefuraassociatesinc.com
blog3.augustacampoli.com
blog3.bhs.com.pk
blog3.buckinghamsports.ca
blog3.itcspakistan.com
blog3.sindclub.org
blog3.sindclub.org.pk

(And yes, apparently you can get .pk domains through GoDaddy!)



Tuesday, 18 June 2013

UPS Spam / rmacstolp.net

This fake UPS spam leads to malware on rmacstolp.net:

Date:      Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:21:34 -0800 [05:21:34 EDT]
From:      UPSBillingCenter@upsmail.net
Subject:      Your UPS Invoice is Ready

UPS Billing Center
   
This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply to this email address.

Dear UPS Customer,

Thank you for your business.

New invoice(s) are available for the consolidated payment plan(s) / account(s) enrolled in the UPS Billing Center.

Please visit the UPS Billing Center to view your paid invoice.



Questions about your charges? To get a better understanding of surcharges on your invoice, click here.


Discover more about UPS:
Visit ups.com
Explore UPS Freight Services
Learn About UPS Companies
Sign Up For Additional Email From UPS
Read Compass Online

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For more information on UPS's privacy practices, refer to the UPS Privacy Policy.
Please do not reply directly to this e-mail. UPS will not receive any reply message.
For questions or comments, visit Contact UPS.

This communication contains proprietary information and may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, the reading, copying, disclosure or other use of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and you are instructed to please delete this e-mail immediately.
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The link in the email goes through a legitimate hacked site but then ends up on a malicious payload at [donotclick]rmacstolp.net/news/fishs_grands.php (report here and here). The payload appears to be the Blackhole Exploit kit, but the site seems to be either not working or (more likely) is being resistant to analysis.

If not called properly, the malware appears to serve up random payload pages.. I think they may be fake ones to evade detection. Here are some of them:
[donotclick]shop.babeta.ru/ftyxsem.php
[donotclick]kontra-antiabzocker.net/cpdedlp.php
[donotclick]www.cyprusivf.net/iabsvkc.php
[donotclick]clubempire.ru/ayrwoxt.php
[donotclick]artstroydom.com/rwlqqtq.php
[donotclick]www.masthotels.gr/ysmaols.php

rmacstolp.net is hosted on the following IPs:
186.215.126.52 (Global Village Telecom, Brazil)
190.93.23.10 (Greendot, Trinidad and Tobago)
193.254.231.51 (Universitatea Transilvania Brasov, Romania)
202.147.169.211 (LINKdotNET Telecom Limited, Pakistan)

Recommended blocklist:
186.215.126.52
190.93.23.10
193.254.231.51
202.147.169.211
balckanweb.com
buyparrots.net
condalinarad72234652.ru
condalinneuwu5.ru
condalinra2735.ru
condalnuas34637.ru
condalnuashyochetto.ru
diamondbearingz.net
drivesr.com
eheranskietpj.ru
ehnutidalvchedu.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
ergopets.com
ermitajohrmited.ru
federal-credit-union.com
ghroumingoviede.ru
giwmmasnieuhe.ru
gnunirotniviepj.ru
gondatskenbiehu.ru
gromimolniushed.ru
gurieojgndieoj.ru
haicut.com
jetaqua.com
nipiel.com
oxfordxtg.net
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
ozonatorz.com
pnpnews.net
profurnituree.com
rmacstolp.net
safe-browser.biz
safe-time.net
smartsecurityapp2013.com
televisionhunter.com
teszner.net
theislandremembered.com
trleaart.net
usforclosedhomes.net
winudpater.com
ww2.condalinneuwu5.ru
ww2.gnunirotniviepj.ru
zurcherarchitectz.com


Something phishy on 92.48.75.214

A couple of phishing sites 92.48.75.214 (Simply Transit, UK):

linkedlne.com - LinkedIn / Webmail Phish

This laughable fake LinkedIn login page is trying to harvest webmail addresses, being sent out via a spam message and leading to a link at [donotclick]www.linkedlne.com/login/user/:

From:     Linkedln Support [Support@supportlinkedln.com]
Date:     18 June 2013 06:53
Subject:     You need to confirm your email address.

LinkedIn

We write to inform you that your LinkedIn account has been blocked due to inactivity.

To ensure that your online services with LinkedIn will no longer be interrupted

Click here to unblock your account.

You will be asked to log into your account to confirm this email address. Be sure to log in with your current primary email address.

We ask you to confirm your email address before sending invitations or requesting contacts at LinkedIn. You can have several email addresses, but one will need to be confirmed at all times to use the system.

If you have more than one email address, you can choose one to be your primary email address. This is the address you will log in with, and the address to which we will deliver all email messages regarding invitations and requests, and other system mail.

Thank you for using LinkedIn!

--The LinkedIn Team
http://www.linkedin.com/

Learn why we included this. © 2013, LinkedIn Corporation. 2029 Stierlin 
Really this is just phishing for webmail addresses and passwords rather than LinkedIn credentials:



suncoaslfcn.org - Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union phish

Hosted on the same server is an attempted phish for something called the "Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union" which has an actual website at suncoastfcu.org rather than suncoaslfcn.org. The phish page is at [donotclick]sunnet.suncoaslfcn.org/SignIn/ but the phishers have left a full copy of the phishing kit which is available at [donotclick]sunnet.suncoaslfcn.org (more of which in a moment)

There's also an attempted Co-op bank phish which has been reported at [donotclick]co-operativebank.co.uk.suncoaslfcn.org/login/online-access/login.php.

There are two email addresses than can be phone in the phishing site themselves (for research purposes you can download a copy here, password is "phish"). The file verification_data.php reveals two email addresses, jsrh444@188.com and davenport1001@hotmail.com.

A quick bit of Googling around links jsrh444@188.com to the following phishing domains:
cheapflightsreserv.com
mypennystocksprofile.net
pennystocksprofile.net
sunloancom.net

A similar bit of Googling around links the other email address to the following domains:
aicuaee.com
sutherlandhostings.com
rredbulls.info
theclearfund.net

Are OVH finally taking action against spammers?

An interesting announcement from OVH might finally get the spammers on their network under control, especially the ones from India who tend to spam with impunity.

We are carrying out setup tests on the duplication of outgoing email flow.The idea is to duplicate all the traffic created by customers, going out through port 25 (smtp) on an anti-spam network, and then to analyse the sample of emails leaving our network in real time by IP, in order to control
whether the IP sends spam or not. If we detect an IP that does send spam, the aim is to be able to block the flow of (only) port 25, in less than 5 seconds after spam is first detected. All this without affecting the service performance for the customers that do not spam.

In actual fact, we have far too many spam issues and it isn't enough to shutdown the servers a few hours after having detected the spam. It's too late. It must be done in real time and must be able to block the flow in a matter of seconds. So we are thinking of how to successfully cleanse our network of spammers (who can order servers like everyone else, in just a few minutes)
The announcement has an additional note to say that it is in place already:

Comment by OVH - Monday, 17 June 2013, 16:26PM

The duplication of outgoing smtp flow has been set up.

We have 2.5Gbps to analyse in real time.
Spam isn't the only problem that OVH have as they have a significant malware problem too. But perhaps if they can drive the spammers off the network, then some of the black hat resellers that have might move elsewhere too..


Monday, 17 June 2013

NewEgg.com spam / profurnituree.com

This fake NewEgg.com spam leads to malware on profurnituree.com:

Date:      Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:09:35 +0300 [13:09:35 EDT]
From:      Newegg Auto-Notification [indeedskahu02@services.neweg.com]
Subject:      Newegg.com - Payment  Charged


Newegg logo    
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Customer ID: [redacted]

Thank you for shopping at Newegg.com.

We are happy to inform you that your order (Sales Order Number: 425181429) has been successfully charged to your Credit or Debit Card and order verification is now complete.

If you have any questions, please visit our Contact Us Page.

Once You Know, You Newegg

Your Newegg.com Customer Service Team


ONCE YOU KNOW, YOU NEWEGG. ®
Policy and Agreement | Privacy Policy | Confidentiality Notice
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The link goes through a legitimate hacked site and ends up on a malware landing page at [donotclick]profurnituree.com/news/posts_applied_deem.php (report here) although the payload appears to be 404ing (I wouldn't trust that though). The domain is hosted on the following IPs:

124.232.165.112 (China Telecom, China)
186.215.126.52 (Global Village Telecom, Brazil)
190.93.23.10 (Greendot, Trinidad and Tobago)
202.147.169.211 (LINKdotNET Telecom Limited, Pakistan)

The domain registration details are fake and indicate the Amerika gang:

   Administrative Contact:
   LOPEZ, ISSAC                ukcastlee@mail.com
   2683
   CULVER CITY, CA 92407
   US
   5149238099

Below is a partial blocklist which I recommend you use in conjunction with this list.

124.232.165.112
186.215.126.52
190.93.23.10
202.147.169.211
balckanweb.com
buyparrots.net
condalinneuwu5.ru
condalnuas34637.ru
condalnuashyochetto.ru
diamondbearingz.net
eheranskietpj.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
federal-credit-union.com
giwmmasnieuhe.ru
gnunirotniviepj.ru
gstoryofmygame.ru
gurieojgndieoj.ru
jetaqua.com
nipiel.com
oxfordxtg.net
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
ozonatorz.com
pnpnews.net
profurnituree.com
smartsecurityapp2013.com
teszner.net
theislandremembered.com
trleaart.net
usforclosedhomes.net
ww2.condalinneuwu5.ru
ww2.gnunirotniviepj.ru
zurcherarchitectz.com

Something evil on 85.214.64.153

85.214.64.153 is an IP belonging to Strato AG in Germany, it appears to host some legitimate sites but the server seems to be serving up the Neutrino exploit kit (example) which is being injected into hacked websites (specifically, malicious code is being appended to legitimate .js files on those site).

The follow Dynamic DNS domains are being abused in this attack, while they are not malicious in themselves they are abused so often that I would recommend blocking them anway:
dontexist.com
dvrdns.org
dynalias.org
gotdns.com
gotdns.org
gotdns.com
homeftp.net
mine.nu
podzone.net
selfip.biz
webhop.org

These sites appear to be legitimate, I cannot vouch for them being clean or not:
drachenschutzverein.de
rollenbeck.de
rollenbeck.eu
thefinalcut.eu
thefirstcut.de
triton-world.de

These sites are mostly flagged as malicious by Google, you can see some indicators of badness here and here:
004d28e2d38895c1245cab9b.dynalias.org
02b2b43ea1ba9bb9e72d3a69.selfip.biz
04e9e737a91bd31be2668861.mine.nu
08af1b8d55e2ba1f62732d85.gotdns.com
08ed70ff228cfd034f170d5a.mine.nu
0a935f252dd7c6a97658c956.dynalias.org
0c36d49d8ec82656db219bb5.dontexist.com
0ce19c234b42bfc3f5ae92cd.mine.nu
0ce54ec3d86cf07f5ac4640d.dontexist.com
101357ada1366203f8f3410e.podzone.net
10ffeb808d1a476d6ee06d2b.dontexist.com
11ec862e5fb9ec0762af7600.dynalias.org
128d4a163a90f543c259b1e5.mine.nu
1603db959a32f7b6f070e7b1.dontexist.com
166bb7f29be512bfc5d4c949.podzone.net
16b8286aab3437edeb846cf9.gotdns.com
17323cb4c3ff8ed8cbb0cf27.dvrdns.org
19329577e3905949b51c567c.dynalias.org
19941643733a38ef578bf12e.gotdns.org
1d26ff47b5aadad2d755979a.dvrdns.org
1d3beb9da9c09a58399e1d43.homeftp.net
1d946845b43b656d8f981e66.dynalias.org
1db064c3643e8c7cb6f89b54.gotdns.com
1f68faa21ae717bdda0536dc.dontexist.com
22c4daf753a7da024bf8b24e.mine.nu
250f1e3f1a2940aa4255deb5.dynalias.org
28d23e8ed4a6dfee2643ffce.dynalias.org
2e671f830928f031ff49f94c.dontexist.com
304ef8935293491f8259aebf.podzone.net
33409d12ccd5f348eb9e1d33.dontexist.com
33ab845252f3569c05a5ac70.dynalias.org
36a42ceaeee91822ecd84d1f.dynalias.org
37a9618442c3bd213d4877e2.gotdns.com
3896ca0bf37e183b734a6632.gotdns.org
3a009cd88f47dbd55a51ca0a.webhop.org
3b22c29409273c2ba45019e4.mine.nu
3cb79af7f0615a1eb638fd11.webhop.org
3e54c514284b705b4a6d8386.dynalias.org
3e91663455c489443d2ba75d.gotdns.com
3f80c8356bec83904a0a4b82.mine.nu
428836867237c5453a08da8e.webhop.org
43ea343452c7ac0f0846c988.podzone.net
448d3de8b830b70be22600bf.gotdns.com
44f32cf9971710b869a9e9c8.dontexist.com
47b10a4ab30e61e4b74aa661.gotdns.org
48e972108842e0d0c9e5fdf2.mine.nu
4916e2635dceb69776862390.dynalias.org
4a017cd6908b09d62c425718.selfip.biz
4c7e7dacb398c086c58d3faa.dynalias.org
4cac5eabb6a2214a81ad0760.selfip.biz
4e874edeea1e68fc792bdae2.gotdns.org
5328e9f6069f470758a00acc.dvrdns.org
549b11272b8a4b3095b0537e.dontexist.com
571ea1436338cc0d99eb8078.dynalias.org
58e74d65a3cc4fe035dbbda2.gotdns.com
5adde68d3bc12bb5e625cabb.homeftp.net
5c9d25cc7cd882479a609796.mine.nu
60a25d608e4a649e4af444e0.podzone.net
60e2af3686d06f21f3020026.homeftp.net
665b44722928d6bfbeaf988b.webhop.org
66bc311918791a6794866f50.dvrdns.org
67c97cbed3d264d19d8e5b27.dvrdns.org
6b2eb59711013d300e880d1c.dynalias.org
6b3c3cc0b4dd780c2fec2f6f.gotdns.com
6b52de135dc1495e89c0ab58.dontexist.com
6b60af16dc1d0e8ea821fdbc.gotdns.org
725a523df99960216bcfbffa.homeftp.net
73c5db9904cc52e4eace0764.webhop.org
779c26501c761d5e919a6624.homeftp.net
794b5ca01bb64c48754faf0c.dynalias.org
7e0a9746bba240206beb0fd0.homeftp.net
7e781346baa3a3bce70aa5bf.webhop.org
80cb766e88b70c906ecbefd3.dontexist.com
8140d66059dfec6425f71131.podzone.net
818644b1831c84e0798f9ee0.mine.nu
856990d5b0456a8ba9dbeb32.dontexist.com
88444afacffba122547670d1.mine.nu
8cd2b11586888ecb52ffd053.gotdns.com
8e3468104627c54bc068dd44.selfip.biz
8ec80631144f0fbc1eaa8f68.mine.nu
900139eaffbcd38018876df0.homeftp.net
90499263ca224ca95ff01024.webhop.org
909e65f061017672744285f3.dontexist.com
90d52c7d0c92f6ddacf68711.dontexist.com
910396ce5254bef0819e633d.selfip.biz
92afd94d55a6da9d1f519a7c.podzone.net
94488376b5d8d3f6c6a40bc5.webhop.org
95191465ad24aa061517253a.dynalias.org
95482702ed214a4b556619c6.selfip.biz
970fdfd18df4813f52d2472b.selfip.biz
9b212ac718b2e1235943adec.dynalias.org
9b4358c823382cbb4e82bf41.dontexist.com
9c850ba00e51786140490a36.mine.nu
9d2e959724edd7f66cec301e.selfip.biz
9eae6ea1c34249c042bf0037.podzone.net
a26f23656bab8dc4508eb5a2.mine.nu
a4c2b706b85923bb957823c2.mine.nu
a6197eccdfe18ef2ca06e48c.webhop.org
a798f98455df470c0b29b34f.mine.nu
a828fe5c598dc865e924fbb9.webhop.org
aae039e0629bd1614947f0f0.dynalias.org
ab690c910c49ad2bef9cce75.dynalias.org
b0a357b5735f902bdff042c1.podzone.net
b22d5de582060e586061f15b.homeftp.net
b66583b617d2d7b6a1dded9f.gotdns.com
b6e0134b7d7da747fe0c74e0.dynalias.org
b793df5e348aeb2c7dd5b7cc.podzone.net
ba028a028a38fcd8443e5c8f.dynalias.org
bb6e1f75f8fe369d7971ecdb.dynalias.org
bc1837ebe4d995b08079df38.mine.nu
bd7421fee539607f46f1f26a.dontexist.com
bdb7e7001bfbf6865e0e5fc7.dontexist.com
bf14f07423a53dc55ea35535.mine.nu
c1642b97da37c657a97bd848.mine.nu
c467917ae834519814e0d49a.dontexist.com
c58e1b1edc0e04195f01017a.dynalias.org
c6492763968289bebce065cf.gotdns.com
c8870d5fa9727a8d5fa2b5a8.gotdns.org
d1bfb154de06cbd381ef9751.mine.nu
d827f2ea240954322849260f.dynalias.org
d83c3de86bed61e7fb14d7b1.dynalias.org
dae7fb32afe3c0f9dc6d5ad2.mine.nu
db8c62855fb701cd676004e5.dynalias.org
dcbf23097800332e59ac4def.selfip.biz
dcc4374eda96873afb137b44.dynalias.org
dff3a271573578b6cc43c725.dontexist.com
e08bcee3f8586e0d3f3a8e31.gotdns.com
e119b0eb7fc7cb31bf64c66d.dvrdns.org
e2706818cafcdf67ea2552cb.gotdns.com
e64d445987e618bea6482938.podzone.net
eb3f72f1952b17acf62ee80d.selfip.biz
eb578347b30a518687364a9e.podzone.net
f0834c7ec0926ebe78029dc0.dynalias.org
f555bf015261100d38e0f2de.webhop.org
f5e647d0a9aa2dda4898fd2f.dynalias.org
f671629e0f16049db9ccd856.mine.nu
f777e097f711778ec22426a1.selfip.biz
fa0ccbcf1b5f74984a9530d7.mine.nu
fb857508b0c9cc35e3bab1e2.gotdns.org
fd7d46aa07ab0406560b4126.mine.nu
fd8c8f5b6a2867f79d1b8e71.gotdns.com
fe753d5f9ea4f311d1d14cc2.gotdns.com
fe8b7219896da7dbd4e28520.dynalias.org
ff5267331e22549fde4ca643.mine.nu


Saturday, 15 June 2013

HAIR / Biostem Pump and Dump rakes in the dollars

If like me you've been plagued with pump and dump spam messages for Biostem US Corp (stock ticker HAIR) for the past several days, you might be curious to know if this massive spam run is actually having any impact on the company's share price.


The stock spam started after the close of trading on Friday 7th June 2013 and has continued aggressively ever since. In parallel, the message boards for HAIR were spammed with some fairly obvious attempts to pump up the price, the following screenshot is from the Yahoo! message board.



If we look at a stock chart for Biostem, we can see that something raised the stock price from the $0.21 it had been stuck on for a while (after collapsing from about $1 a share in February) up to $0.36 on the close of business on 10th June, an increase of 71%, before settling at around $0.29 (a 38% increase).

As pointed out here, Biostem is a pretty awful looking stock where the CEO was recently arrested, accounts are overdue and the last reported financial position of the company was dire, so it looks like it is on its last legs. But crucially there seems to be no news of substance about the company, so we can assume that all the stock price movement is purely down to the pump and dump spam.

The usual volume of trade for Biotech (HAIR) stocks is pretty close to zero. From when the markets opened on Monday 10th June to the close of the market on Friday 14th June, over 2.2 million shares were traded when normally we would expect to see a few thousand if that.

There had been bursts of trading activity recently, but the most interesting was a period from 9th May for about 6 trading days when over 1.3 million shares were bought for no particular reason. After that was a period from 20th May when a further 270k shares were purchased, perhaps as speculators sniffed around the company.

We don't know who is behind the pump and dump spam run, but we assume that the spammers are the ones who bought the 1.3 million shares or so after the 9th May. If they manage to dump those shares at the peak they could have made over $200,000. But the spam run didn't stop there, and as of 15th June it is still going on. Why? Presumably because somebody still has shares in the company that they are still trying to offload. In total there are 114.2 million shares, and only 2.2 million (1.9%) of them were traded during that week.

The sad fact of the matter seems to be that pump and dump does seem to have a positive effect on this sort of thinly-traded low-value share price. But the thing is that the spammers have already taken out their positions in the target company, it is almost impossible for a normal investor to make any money out of this because as soon as the spamming starts, then the stock dumping starts as well.

Friday, 14 June 2013

On 195.110.124.133

A couple of days ago I recommended blocking 195.110.124.133 (Register.it, Italy) as a malware C&C server. It turns out that I didn't do enough checking, and this is a parking server with nearly 200k sites on it, mostly for Italian customers.

You might want to unblock the IP and block the domain ftp.videotre.tv.it instead. On the other hand, there is still some actual evil-ness on this server so you may want to keep it blocked, especially if you don't send much traffic in Italy's way.

Yahoo! "We want you back" email mystery

Here's a minor mystery with something that looks very much like a phishing email..

From:     Yahoo! [noreply@email.yahoo-inc.com]
Date:     14 June 2013 08:42
Subject:     We want you back
Signed by:     email.yahoo-inc.com

Yahoo!    
We want you back.
Sign in now    
     

Keep your account active by signing in before July 15th, 2013.

By reactivating your Yahoo! account you can experience the new Yahoo! Mail, more personalized content on Yahoo.com, and so much more.

Once your account is reactivated, every time you sign in, your account will be extended by 12 months.

Need to reset your password?
Assistance is here!

Have additional questions?
Visit Customer Care

   
      Yahoo! Customer Experience    
     

Privacy Policy  |   Web Beacons in Email

It just looks so much like a phishing email that a sensible person probably wouldn't click on it.. except, the links in the email actually go to Yahoo! and the email has been signed, so this really does appear to be a genuine email.

Except for one thing.. the email address that it was sent to has never been used to register a Yahoo! account. Yup.. something somewhere is not right with this email..

Yahoo!'s explanation can be found here.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

"Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre" spam / Scan_06122013_29911.zip

This fake Xerox WorkCentre spam comes with a malicious attachment and appears to come from the victim's own domain:

Date:      Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:36:16 -0500 [11:36:16 EDT]
From:      Xerox WorkCentre [Xerox.Device9@victimdomain.com]
Subject:      Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre

Please download the document.  It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox multifunction device.

File Type: pdf
Download: Scanned from a Xerox multi~3.pdf

multifunction device Location: machine location not set
Device Name: Xerox2023


For more information on Xerox products and solutions, please visit http://www.xerox.com
Attached is a ZIP file, in this case called Scan_06122013_29911.zip which in turn contains an executable Scan_06122013_29911.exe. Note that the date is encoded into the filename so future versions will be different.

VirusTotal results are 23/47 which is typically patchy. Comodo CAMAS reports that the malware attempts to phone home to forum.xcpus.com on 71.19.227.135 and has the following checksums:
MD58fcba93b00dba3d182b1228b529d3c9e
SHA154f02f3f1d6954f98e14a9cee62787387e5b072c
SHA256544c08f288b1102d6304e9bf3fb352a8fdfb59df93dc4ecc0f753dd30e39da0c

ThreatExpert has some more information, but the ThreatTrack report [pdf] is more detailed and also identifies the following domains and IPs which are probably worth blocking or looking out for:
71.19.227.135
205.178.152.164
198.173.244.62
204.8.121.24

173.246.106.150
forum.xcpus.com
apparellogisticsgroup.net
ftp.celebritynetworks.com
portal.wroctv.com
ftp.videotre.tv.it
buildmybarwebsite.com

Update: I'd previously listed 195.110.124.133 on the blocklist which is a register.it parking server in Italy. That was probably overkill, you might want to unblock it and block ftp.videotre.tv.it instead.

Fedex spam / oxfordxtg.net

This fake FedEx spam leads to malware on oxfordxtg.net:

Date:      Thu, 13 Jun 2013 01:18:09 +0800 [13:18:09 EDT]
From:      FedEx [wringsn052@emc.fedex.com]
Subject:      Your Fedex invoice is ready to be paid now.

FedEx(R)     FedEx Billing Online - Ready for Payment

        fedex.com        
       
Hello [redacted]
You have a new outstanding invoice(s) from FedEx that is ready for payment.

The following ivoice(s) are to be paid now :

Invoice Number
 5135-13792

To pay or review these invoices, please sign in to your FedEx Billing Online account by clicking on this link: http://www.fedex.com/us/account/fbo

Note: Please do not use this email to submit payment. This email may not be used as a remittance notice. To pay your invoices, please visit FedEx Billing Online, http://www.fedex.com/us/account/fbo

Thank you,
Revenue Services
FedEx


    This message has been sent by an auto responder system. Please do not reply to this message.

The content of this message is protected by copyright and trademark laws under U.S. and international law.
Review our privacy policy. All rights reserved.

The link in the email goes through a legitimate hacked site and ends up on a malware payload page at [donotclick]oxfordxtg.net/news/absence_modern-doe_byte.php (report here) hosted on:

124.42.68.12 (Langfang University, China)
190.93.23.10 (Greendot, Trinidad and Tobago)

The following partial blocklist covers these two IPs, but I recommend you also apply this larger blocklist of related sites as well.
124.42.68.12
190.93.23.10
biati.net
condalinneuwu5.ru
condalnuas34637.ru
condalnuashyochetto.ru
cunitarsiksepj.ru
eheranskietpj.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
gnunirotniviepj.ru
gstoryofmygame.ru
icensol.net
janefgort.net
jetaqua.com
klosotro9.net
mortolkr4.com
myhispress.com
nipiel.com
onlinedatingblueprint.net
oxfordxtg.net
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
pnpnews.net
smartsecurityapp2013.com
trleaart.net
twintrade.net
usforclosedhomes.net


Is this Guy a moron spammer?

Here's a spam email from somebody I'll call Guy Van Dumbass (not quite his real name, but close enough). Is this Guy a moron spammer? Or does he just hire morons to push his CV through spam?

From:     Guy Van Dumbass [gvd@g-vanDumbass.be]
Date:     12 June 2013 09:52
Subject:     Sollicitatie als directiemedewerker

Pour la version française, cliquez ici

Betreft : Spontane sollicitatie – onmiddellijk beschikbaar

Directiemedewerker - verantwoordelijke 14 jaar ervaring

Mevrouw, Mijnheer,

Een ervaring van 14 jaar in het beheer van een sociaal juridische en financiële functie heeft mij geleerd in volledige autonomie te werken. Ik heb goede ervaringen verworven welke me vandaag toelaten het volledige beheer van één of meerdere bedrijven tot aan de balans en fiscale aangifte op me te nemen.

Daarenboven, aangezien ik voor een aantal bedrijven met een verschillend juridische statuut en in verschillende sectoren heb gewerkt, heb ik mijn aanpassingsvermogen kunnen ontwikkelen.

Ik beheers meerdere software programma's met betrekking tot het beheer en de boekhouding van bedrijven (VISION, CUBIC, GEBAT pro,…) en ik kan snel operationeel zijn in elk nieuw systeem, uiteraard met opleiding.

Ik ben stipt, georganiseerd en zou mijn competenties ten dienste willen stellen van uw bedrijf, in een functie met verantwoordelijkheid. Ik heb eveneens de smaak van analyse te pakken en ik ben geïnteresseerd in de nodige werkzaamheden nodig in de opvolging van de resultaten van een bedrijf.

Ik nodig U uit om mijn parcours bij het lezen van mijn CV, in bijlage, te ontdekken. Ik kijk ernaar uit om deze te verduidelijken tijdens een onderhoud welke U kunt inplannen volgens de beschikbaarheden in uw agenda. Ik ben immers onmiddellijk beschikbaar wegens stopzetting van mijn huidige werkgever.

In afwachting van een positief antwoord, verblijf ik met vriendelijke groeten,

Klik hier om mijn CV te downloaden

Cliquez ici pour télécharger mon CV

Guy Van Dumbass
M: +32 (0) [redacted]
E: gvd@g-vanDumbass.be
To unsubscribe, click here 
I won't bother to translate it for you, but Mr Van Dumbass is some sort of accountant. Now, actually I could probably use an accountant to save me the bother of filing my tax return myself but I somehow think that employing him full-time would be rather excessive.

Now, I'm going to be charitable to Mr Van Dumbass and assume that he didn't intend to spam these out to random unsolicited recipients such as myself but has in fact hired a bunch of moron spammers to do the work for him. So who is actually sending out this crap?

The link in the email goes to a page at stats.wew167.com and then bounces to wew-storage.com, specifically a file in wew-storage.com/com_clients/emailbrokers/20130611/GuyCVNL07.06.2013.pdf that I'm not going to link to.These two domains are registered to:

  EmailStrategie
  Buron Frederic
  6 rue de Belgique CP19
  PUILBOREAU, 17138
  FR
  +33.546661000
  (fax: +33.546661010)
  domaines@emailstrategie.com

The originating IP is 82.97.29.167, and spamvertised domains are on 82.97.13.103 and 82.97.13.233 (all belonging to TAS France / Emailstrategie).

The danger with hiring a company to "market" you as a personal brand via email is that it can backfire completely, and you could end up like Bernard Shifman. Luckily for Mr Van Dumbass, I haven't felt it necessary to put his real name on this blog to save him the humiliation. This time, anyway..

Malware sites to block 12/6/13

This is a refresh of this list of domains and IPs controlled by what I call the "Amerika" gang, and it follows on from this BBB spam run earlier. Note that IPs included in this list show recent malicious activity, but it could be that they have now been fixed. I also noticed that a couple of the domains may have been sinkholed, but it will do you no harm to block them anyway.

Hosts involved:
5.175.157.110 (GHOSTnet, Germany)
41.89.6.179 (Kenya Education Network, Kenya)
42.62.29.4 (Forest Eternal Communication Tech. Co., China)
46.18.160.86 (Saudi Electronic Info Exchange Company (Tabadul) JSC, Saudi Arabia)
46.165.248.117 (Leaseweb, Germany)
49.212.221.29 (Sakura Internet Inc., Japan)
50.56.216.124 (Rackspace, US)
50.57.166.222 (Slicehost, US)
59.42.10.172 (Guangdong Tuosi Software Science Garden, China)
67.159.12.94 (FDCservers, US)
67.202.109.141 (Steadfast Networks, US)
67.215.2.251 (Colo-Serv Communications, Canada)
77.237.190.22 (Parsun Network Solutions, Iran)
81.252.120.250 (Collectivit Locale , France)
83.136.249.108 (Sigmatic Oy, Finland)
85.17.178.56 (Leaseweb, Netherlands)
85.26.31.60 (Brutele SC, Belgium)
85.201.12.244 (Brutele SC, Belgium)
86.84.0.11 (Planet Technologies, Netherlands)
88.80.222.73 (Alfahosting, Germany)
93.89.235.13 (FBS Bilisim Cozumleri, Cyprus)
95.143.41.16 (Inline Internet / VPS4less, Germany)
95.170.95.142 (TransIP, Netherlands)
109.95.23.4 (Kvartal Plus Ltd, Russia)
109.129.225.68 (Belgacom / Skynet, Belgium)
110.78.147.173 (CAT Telecom, Thailand)
111.93.156.171 (Tata Teleservices, India)
112.170.169.56 (Korea Telecom, Korea)
114.4.27.219 (IDIA Kantor Arsip MKS, Indonesia)
116.3.3.200 (China Unicom, China)
119.147.137.31 (China Telecom, China)
141.28.126.201 (Hochschule Furtwangen, Germany)
143.107.220.160 (Universidade De Sao Paulo, Brazil)
151.1.224.118 (ITnet, Italy)
159.90.91.179 (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)
159.253.18.253 (FastVPS, Estonia)
160.75.169.49 (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
164.77.149.237 (Isapre Banmedica, Chile)
172.8.24.9 (Angela Curtolo DBA / AT&T, US)
172.246.16.27 (Enzu Inc, US)
177.84.128.54 (Informática Ltda, Brazil)
177.86.131.18 (Prime Telecomunicacoes Ltda, Brazil)
177.124.195.202 (Mundivox Do Brasil Ltda, Brazil)
178.16.216.66 (Gabrielson Invest AB, Sweden)
181.52.237.17 (Telmex, Colombia)
183.82.221.13 (Hitech / Beam Telecom, India)
184.82.115.37 (HostNOC, US)
186.215.126.52 (Global Village Telecom, Brazil)
188.32.153.31 (National Cable Networks, Russia)
187.33.48.12 (GTi Telecomunicacoes Ltda, Brazil)
190.93.23.10 (Greendot, Trinidad and Tobago)
192.64.80.143 (Interserver, US)
192.210.216.90 (ColoCrossing, US)
193.254.231.51 (Universitatea Transilvania Brasov, Romania)
196.1.95.44 (Ensut-Computer Department, Senegal)
198.199.93.55 (Digital Ocean, US)
200.3.153.91 (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)
200.87.177.124 (EntelNet, Bolivia)
201.65.23.153 (Comercial 15 De Novembro Ltda, Brazil)
202.29.242.249 (UniNet, Thailand)
202.31.139.173 (Kum Oh National University Of Technology, Korea)
203.64.69.52 (Taiwan Academic Network, Taiwan)
203.157.216.77 (Information Technology Office, Thailand)
208.68.36.11 (Digital Ocean, US)
210.42.103.141 (Wuhan Urban Construction Institute, China)
213.74.79.236 (Superonline, Turkey)
216.172.102.230 (EBL Global Networks, US)
217.174.211.1 (Agarik SA, France)
222.200.187.83 (Sun Yat-sen University, China)

Plain IPlist for copy-and-pasting:
5.175.157.110
41.89.6.179
42.62.29.4
46.18.160.86
46.165.248.117
49.212.221.29
50.56.216.124
50.57.166.222
59.42.10.172
67.159.12.94
67.202.109.141
67.215.2.251
77.237.190.22
81.252.120.250
83.136.249.108
85.17.178.56
85.26.31.60
85.201.12.244
86.84.0.11
88.80.222.73
93.89.235.13
95.143.41.16
95.170.95.142
109.95.23.4
109.129.225.68
110.78.147.173
111.93.156.171
112.170.169.56
114.4.27.219
116.3.3.200
119.147.137.31
141.28.126.201
143.107.220.160
151.1.224.118
159.90.91.179
159.253.18.253
160.75.169.49
164.77.149.237
172.8.24.9
172.246.16.27
177.84.128.54
177.86.131.18
177.124.195.202
178.16.216.66
181.52.237.17
183.82.221.13
184.82.115.37
186.215.126.52
188.32.153.31
187.33.48.12
190.93.23.10
192.64.80.143
192.210.216.90
193.254.231.51
196.1.95.44
198.199.93.55
200.3.153.91
200.87.177.124
201.65.23.153
202.29.242.249
202.31.139.173
203.64.69.52
203.157.216.77
208.68.36.11
210.42.103.141
213.74.79.236
216.172.102.230
217.174.211.1
222.200.187.83

Identified malicious domains:
abacs.pl
autotradeguide.net
avastsurveyor.com
balckanweb.com
biati.net
bnamecorni.com
businessdocu.net
buyparrots.net
citysubway.net
cocainism.net
condalinarad72234652.ru
condalinneuwu5.ru
condalinra2735.ru
condalnuas34637.ru
condalnuashyochetto.ru
cunitarsiksepj.ru
diodmobilered.com
docudat.ru
ehchernomorskihu.ru
eheranskietpj.ru
ehnutidalvchedu.ru
ejoingrespubldpl.ru
enway.pl
ergopets.com
fastkrug.ru
federal-credit-union.com
freemart.pl
freenico.net
genown.ru
getstatsp.ru
ghroumingoviede.ru
giwmmasnieuhe.ru
gnunirotniviepj.ru
gondatskenbiehu.ru
gstoryofmygame.ru
haicut.com
hiddenhacks.com
historuronded.com
icensol.net
ingrestrained.com
inutesnetworks.su
janefgort.net
jetaqua.com
kirki.pl
klosotro9.net
lorganizedcue.com
ludena.ru
mantuma.pl
marvelfilms.net
mortolkr4.com
mslatearrival.com
multipliedfor.com
myhispress.com
nipiel.com
nvufvwieg.com
onlinedatingblueprint.net
otoperhone.com
oydahrenlitutskazata.ru
ozonatorz.com
pleak.pl
pnpnews.net
privat-tor-service.com
proxy-tor-service.com
relectsdispla.com
relectsdispla.net
reportingglan.com
safe-browser.biz
safe-time.net
salesplaytime.net
secondfiddleu.com
securepro7.ru
shopkeepersne.net
sludgekeychai.net
smartsecurityapp2013.com
smurfberrieswd.su
sngroup.pl
solarmiracles.net
techno5room.ru
televisionhunter.com
testerpro5.ru
thinkindi.net
tor-connect-secure.com
trleaart.net
twinkniche.net
twintrade.net
ukbarbers.net
unixawards.net
usergateproxy.net
usforclosedhomes.net
vip-proxy-to-tor.com
well-tailored.net
wmlawoffice.net
yelpwapphoned.com