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Friday 16 August 2013

"CEO Portal Statements & Notices Event" spam / report_{DIGIT[12]}.exe

This fake Wells Fargo email has a malicious attachment:

Date:      Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:51:17 -0500 [10:51:17 EDT]
From:      Wells Fargo Event Messaging Admin [ofsrep.ceosmuigw@wellsfargo.com]
Subject:      CEO Portal Statements & Notices Event

Wells Fargo

Commercial Electronic Office (CEO) Portal Statements & Notices Event: Multiple Download Request Available

Your Deposit Adjustment Notices is now available. To access your information please download attached report and open Statements & Notices file.
Date/Time Stamp:    Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:51:17 -0500
Request Name:    MM3P85NRLOXLOFJ
Event Message ID:    S045-77988311

Please do not reply to this email.

The email has an attachment called report_625859705821.zip which in turn contains an exectuable report_{DIGIT[12]}.exe (which presumably is an error) which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 9/46. The Malwr report shows that this malware does various things, inclding an HTTP request to a hijacked GoDaddy domain at [donotclick]hubbywifeco.com/forum/viewtopic.php hosted on (Nuclear Fallout Enterprises, US) which is shared with another hijacked domain, hubbywifecakes.com.

From there, another executable is downloaded from one of the following locations:

This executable has an even lower detection rate of just 5/46. You can see the Malwr report for that here.

Blocking EXE-in-ZIP files like this at your perimeter is an excellent idea if you can do it.

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