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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Malware spam: "Private message notification 41447" / "Adrien Abbott"

This spam comes with a malicious attachment:
From:    Adrien Abbott
Date:    1 September 2015 at 12:34
Subject:    Private message notification 41447

You've received a private message. Please open the attached to view it.

Adrien Abbott
Chief Tactics Executive
home: 1-583-761-3793
work: 380.022.2492
twitter: @nicole
skype: nicole
messenger: nicole
I have only seen a single sample of this spam, and the attachment was not formatted properly making it harmless, however other variants could be more dangerous. If properly decoded, the attachment should have been named 89867740_Torphy and Sons_Adrien Abbott.zip containing a malicious executable jodie_okonofficia-quo.exe. This executable has a VirusTotal detection rate of just 2/56, the Hybrid Analysis report shows network activity consistent with this being Upatre dropping the Dyre banking trojan, with communications made to: (Cobranet, Nigeria)

..which is an IP that has been used several time for this sort of attack recently and is worth blocking. The report details other IP addresses too, but this seems to be the key one to block or monitor.


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