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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Malware spam: "New documents available for download" / service@barclaysdownloads.co.uk / barclaysdownloads.com

This fake Barclays spam seems to lead to the Trickbot banking trojan.

From:    Barclays [service@barclaysdownloads.co.uk]
Date:    10 May 2018, 13:16
Subject:    New documents available for download
Signed by:    barclaysdownloads.co.uk
Security:    Standard encryption (TLS) Learn more

Barclays Bank PLC Has Sent You Important Account Documents to Sign

You can view the document in your Barclays Cloud account. For additional security, the sender has set an open password for this document.

Documents assigned to: jlines@[redacted]
Your unique download password: "CJ98oZOwye"

To view or download the document please click here.

The submission number is id: bc7729-272sec912-91navc.
Please quote this number in any communications with Barclays.

Disclaimer: This email and any attachments are confidential and for the sole use of the recipients. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender.

Email Security Powered by Barclays IBE.

Copyright 2018 Barclays PLC. All rights reserved. 

The download password and submission number are the same in all cases I have seen. Clicking the link leads to a landing page at barclaysdownloads.com.

Entering the password downloads a document AccountDocuments.doc with a VirusTotal detection rate of 14/58, and Hybrid Analysis indicates that this uses an Equation Editor flaw to run a Powershell that downloads an additional component from:


The .bin file is saved as %TEMP%\lovemete.exe and this currently has a detection rate of 15/65. Hybrid Analysis indicates this is Trickbot.

barclaysdownloads.co.uk and barclaysdownloads.com have both been registered for this purpose, the latter of which is hosted at Cloudflare.

Friday, 4 May 2018

"Best porno ever" Necurs spam

This spam (apparently from the Necurs botnet) promises much, but seems not to deliver.

From:    Susanne@victimdomain.tld [Susanne@victimdomain.tld]
Date:    4 May 2018, 10:22
Subject:    Best porno ever

Hi [redacted],

Best gay,teen,animal porno ever
Please click the following link to activate your account.


The sender's name varies, but is always in the same domain as the victim.

I only saw four different links in the body text:
Warning live links - do not click

None of these sites were working when I tested them. Hosting IPs are: (Ankas Ltd, Moldova) (3NT Solutions, UK) (Hostkey, Netherlands) (Netup, UK)

3NT Solutions are a well-known purveyor of badness and I recommend blocking everthing, What the payload is here is unclear, but you can guarantee that's it's nothing good. And probably not smut either.