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Wednesday 15 February 2012

"Submit your tax refund request" malware / synergyledlighting.net

This spam leads to a malicious payload on synergyledlighting.net - a domain we have seen a lot of recently with a habit of moving around.

Date:      Wed, 14 Feb 2012 18:06:23 +0530
From:      "Rolland Quintana"
Subject:      Submit your tax refund request
Attachments:     irs_logo.jpg

After the last annual computations of your financial activity we have determined that you are eligible to get a tax refund of $802.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-9 days in order to process it.

The delay of a refund can be caused by a variety of reasons.

E.g., sending incorrect records or not meeting a deadline.

To learn the details of your tax refund please open this link.

Best regards,
Tax Refund Department
Internal Revenue Service

The malware starts at synergyledlighting.net/main.php?page=6d63cba62f5eb9a0 and then downloads various components (report here). Today synergyledlighting.net is on (Sayfa Net, Turkey). This is one where blocking both the IP and domain is probably a good idea.

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