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Friday 4 October 2013

Fake Dropbox spam leads to malware on adelect.com

This fake Dropbox spam leads to malware:

Date:      Fri, 4 Oct 2013 16:24:30 +0330 [08:54:30 EDT]
From:      Dropbox [no-reply@dropboxmail.com]
Subject:      Please update your Expired Dropbox Password

Hi [redacted].

We noticed that you recently tried to login in to Dropbox with a password that you haven't changed more than 90 days. Your old password has expired and you'll need to create a new one to log in.

Please visit the page to update your password

Reset Password

- The Dropbox Team

The link in the email goes through a legitimate hacked site and then on to a set of three scripts:


From there the victim is delivered to a malware landing page at [donotclick]adelect.com/topic/latest-blog-news.php which follows a predictable pattern of being a hijacked GoDaddy domain hosted on (Nuclear Fallout Enterprises, US). There are some other hijacked domains on this same server listed below in italics.

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