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Thursday 21 April 2016

Malware spam: "Dispatched Purchase Order" / FSPRD@covance.com

This fake financial spam does not come from Covance but is instead a simple forgery with a malicious attachment:

From:    FSPRD@covance.com
Reply-To:    donotreply@covance.com
Date:    21 April 2016 at 12:03
Subject:    Dispatched Purchase Order

Purchase Order, 11300 / 0006432242,  has been Dispatched.  Please detach and print the attached Purchase Order.

***Please do not respond to this e-mail as the mailbox is not monitored.
Confidentiality Notice: In accordance with Covance's Data Classification Policy, this email, including attachment(s), is classified as Confidential or Highly Confidential. This e-mail transmission may contain confidential or legally privileged information that is intended only for the individual or entity named in the e-mail address. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or dissemination of the content of this e-mail is strictly prohibited.

If you have received this e-mail transmission in error or this email is not intended for you, please delete or destroy all copies of this message in your possession and inform the sender. Thank you.

Attached is a file with a name matching the reference in the email, e.g. 0006432242.tgz which is a compressed archive file, containing in turn another archive file with a name like 5611205-19.04.2016.tar and it that archive is a malicious script named in an almost identical format the the TAR file (e.g. 5611205-19.04.2016.js). This script has a typical detection rate of 8/56.

So far I have seen two versions of this script, downloading from:


The downloaded binary is the same in both cases. This Hybrid Analysis and DeepViz Analysis indicate network traffic to: (MultiNet AS, Norway) (Topix, Italy) (Impsat, Argentina) (Novanet da Barra Ass e Inf LTDA, Brazil)

The payload appears to be the Dridex banking trojan.

Recommended blocklist:

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Malware spam: "Accounts at Beerhouse Self Drive [accounts3965@beerhouse.co.uk]" / "Document No™2958719"

This fake financial spam does not come from Beerhouse Self Drive but is instead a simple forgery with a malicious attachment:

From:    Accounts at Beerhouse Self Drive [accounts3965@beerhouse.co.uk]
Date:    20 April 2016 at 11:01
Subject:    Document No™2958719

Thanks for using electronic billing

Please find your document attached


Beerhouse Self Drive
In the only sample I have seen so far, there is an attachment Document No 992958719.doc which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 7/56. The Malwr report for that document shows that it downloads a binary from:


There are probably many other download locations. This dropped file has a detection rate of 6/56. The DeepViz report and Hybrid Analysis between then identify what is likely to be Dridex, phoning home to the following servers: (MultiNet AS, Norway) (Letshost / Digiweb, Ireland) (Contabo GmbH, Germany) (FUFO Studio Agata Grabowska, Poland) (Computers Equipnemt, Bulgaria) (TOV Dream Line Holding, Ukraine) (Topix, Italy) (Impsat, Argentina)

Recommended blocklist:

Thursday 24 March 2016

Malware spam: "Your order has been despatched" / customer.service@axminster.co.uk

This fake financial spam does not come from Axminster Tools & Machinery, but is instead a simple forgery with a malicious attachment:

From:    customer.service@axminster.co.uk
Date:    24 March 2016 at 10:11
Subject:    Your order has been despatched

Dear Customer

The attached document* provides details of items that have been packed and are ready for despatch.

Please use your tracking number (contained within the attached document) to monitor the progress of your shipment.

Customer Services (for customers in the UK mainland)
Call: 03332 406406
Email: cs@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Export Sales (for customers outside UK mainland)
Call: +44 1297 33666
Email: exportsales@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm (GMT)

Kind regards

Axminster Tools & Machinery
Unit 10 Weycroft Avenue, Axminster EX13 5PH

* In order to read or print the attached document, you will need to install Adobe Reader. You can download Adobe Reader free of charge by visiting http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Attached is a file LN4244786.docm which comes in at least two different versions (VirusTotal results [1] [2]). Automated analysis is inconclusive [3] [4] [5] [6], however a manual analysis of the macros contained within [7] [8]  shows download locations at:


This binary has a detection rate of 6/56 and the Deepviz Analysis and Hybrid Analysis show network traffic to: (Bright House Networks, US) (Level 3 Communications US, / Impsat, Argentina) (FHU Climax Rafal Kraj, Poland) (Dataconstructs, US) (TE Data, Egypt) (Contabo, Germany) (Kordsa Global Endustriyel Iplik, Turkey / SoftLayer Technologies, Netherlands) (Kyivski Telekomunikatsiyni Merezhi LLC, Ukraine) (Hetzner, Germany) (LetsHost, Ireland)

It is not clear what the payload is here, but it is likely to be the Dridex banking trojan or possibly ransomware.


Some additional download locations from another source (thank you!)


Recommended blocklist:

Friday 18 March 2016

Malware spam: "Proof of Delivery Report: 16/03/16-17/03/16" / UKMail Customer Services [list_reportservices@ukmail.com]

This spam does not come from UKMail but is instead a simple forgery with a malicious attachment:

From:    UKMail Customer Services [list_reportservices@ukmail.com]
Date:    18 March 2016 at 02:46
Subject:    Proof of Delivery Report: 16/03/16-17/03/16

Dear Customer,
Please find attached your requested Proof of Delivery (POD) Download Report

iMail Logo
Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail or any attachments.
This email and its attachments may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed.
If you have received this message in error, please notify us and remove it from your system. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of UK Mail Group Plc or any of its subsidiaries.
UK Mail Group Plc is registered and incorporated in England.
Registered Office: Express House, 120 Buckingham Avenue, Slough, SL1 4LZ, United Kingdom.
Registered Company No.: 02800218.

At the time of writing I have seen just a single sample with an attachment named poddel-pdf-2016031802464600.docm which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 9/55. This Malwr report for the sample shows a file download from:


There will be many other versions of the attachment with different download locations. This binary has a detection rate of 8/55 and this Malwr report and Hybrid Analysis  show network traffic to: (Dataconstructs, US)

I recommend you block traffic to that IP. The payload appears to be the Dridex banking trojan.


This DeepViz report shows some additional IP addresses contacted: (Level 3, US / Impsat, Argentina) (FHU Climax Rafal Kraj, Poland) (Hetzner / NoTaG Community, Germany)


Some additional download locations from a trusted source (thank you!):


Recommended blocklist:

Thursday 17 March 2016

Malware spam: "Interparcel Documents" / Interparcel [bounce@interparcel.com]

This spam email does not come from Interparcel but is instead a simple forgery with a malicious attachment:
From:    Interparcel [bounce@interparcel.com]
Date:    17 March 2016 at 08:51
Subject:    Interparcel Documents

Your Interparcel collection has been booked and your documents are ready.

There is a document attached to this email called Shipping Labels (620486055838).doc.
Please open and print this attachment and cut out the waybill images. They must be attached to your parcels before the driver arrives.

Thank you for booking with Interparcel.
Attached is a randomly-named document that matches the reference in the email (e.g. Shipping Labels (620486055838).doc) of which I have seen two variants (VirusTotal results [1] [2]). These two Malwr reports [3] [4] show Dridex-like download locations at:


The detection rate for the binary is 5/57. This DeepViz report on the binary shows network connections to: (Culturegrid.nl, Netherlands) (Level 3, US / Impsat, Argentina) (FHU Climax Rafal Kraj, Poland) (Hetzner / NoTaG Community, Germany)

As mentioned before, these characteristics look like the Dridex banking trojan.

Recommended blocklist:

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Malware spam: "DOC-Z21193008" / Idris Mohammed [idrismohammed25@gmail.com]

This terse spam has a malicious attachment. There is no body text.
From:    Idris Mohammed [idrismohammed25@gmail.com]
Date:    9 March 2016 at 09:55
Subject:    DOC-Z21193008
Attached is a file img-DOC-Z21193008.docm which I have seen two versions of (VirusTotal results [1] [2]). Automated analysis [3] [4] [5] [6] shows the macro in these two documents downloading from:

There are no doubt several other download locations. This binary has a detection rate of 3/56. The various reports indicate that it phones home to a server at: (Impsat, Argentina)

I strongly recommend that you block traffic to that IP. Payload is likely to be the Dridex banking trojan.


A contact sent some more download locations (thank you!)


..and also some additional C2s.. (NoTag Community / Hetzner, Germany) (1&1, Germany) (FHU Climax Rafal Kraj, Poland)

Recommended blocklist:

Saturday 30 July 2011

Fake job domains 30/7/11

Six new fake job domains today to avoid:


The recent approach has been to spam out emails that appear to be "from" the recipient. Sometimes the emails are poorly translated into Spanish, Portuguese or Greek.

The "jobs" on offer are illegal activities such as money laundering and form part of this very long running scam that has been going on for at least two years.

The domain registrant details are fake:

Alexey Kernel
    Email: johnkernel26@yahoo.co.uk
    Organization: Alexey Kernel
    Address: Kreshchatyk Street 34
    City: Kiev
    State: Kiev
    ZIP: 01090
    Country: UA
    Phone: +38.00442794512 

Mail for these domains is being routed through mx.yandex.ru in Russia.

These job offers are completely bogus and could land you in serious trouble with the police. If you have an example email using one of these domains, please consider sharing it in the Comments. Thanks!