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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Malware spam: "Following the phone conversation with the accounting department represantatives I'm sending you the invoices."

These fake financial spams come from different companies, all with a malicious attachment.

From:    Frank.ClaraZO@pr-real.com
Date:    25 May 2016 at 11:34
Subject:    The invoices from INCHCAPE PLC


Hello,
Following the phone conversation with the accounting department represantatives I'm sending you the invoices.

Thank you for attention,
Kind regards
Clara Frank
INCHCAPE PLC
tel. (2045)/641493 54

> Sent from Iphone
Attached is a ZIP file with a name similar to Invoice 5044-032841.zip which in turn contains a malicious script named in a similar manner to invoice(677454).js which typically has a detection rate of 3/56. Hybrid Analysis of that sample shows the script creating a PFX (personal certificate) file which is then transformed into a PIF (executable) file using the certutil.exe application.

This PIF file itself has a detection rate of 6/56 but automated analysis [1] [2] [3] is inconclusive. The behaviour is somewhat consistent with the Dridex banking trojan but may possibly be Locky ransomware.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Malware spam: "Account Compromised" / "Suspicious logon attempt"

These fake security warnings come with a malicious attachment:

From:    Jennings.KarlaVk@ttnet.com.tr
Date:    24 May 2016 at 11:48
Subject:    Account Compromised

Attention!
Suspicious logon attempt to your account was detected (Chrome browser, IP-address: 108.127.172.96)
Reason: unusual IP
Please refer to the attached report to view further detailed information.

BMJ Group
tel. (4813)/675337 33

> Sent from iPad

--------------

From:    Hooper.Cecilep@hotelaviatrans.am
Date:    24 May 2016 at 11:40
Subject:    Suspicious logon attempt

Attention!
Suspicious logon attempt to your account was detected (Chrome browser, IP-address: 223.149.173.250)
Reason: unusual IP
Please refer to the attached report to view further detailed information.

YUJIN INTL LTD
tel. (4020)/438007 92

> Sent from iPad

In the two samples I have seen, there are attachments named Security Report.zip and Security Notification.zip which in turn contain a Word document with a name such as Security Report ID(11701573).doc

The two documents that I have seen have detection rates of about 3/56 [1] [2] but according to these automated analyses [3] [4] [5] [6] it seems that the infection doesn't work properly, failing to find a created file harakiri.exe. This Malwr report shows a dropped file named harakiri.pfx which isn't an executable, my guess is that this is an encrypted file that hasn't decrypted properly.

UPDATE

According to a third party analysis, this apparently drops Dridex which phones home to:

210.245.92.63 (FPT Telecom Company, Vietnam)
162.251.84.219 (PDR Solutions, US)
80.88.89.222 (Aruba, Italy)
213.192.1.171 (EASY Net, Czech Republic)


Recommended blocklist:
210.245.92.63
162.251.84.219
80.88.89.222
213.192.1.171


Phish: "TNT Consignment Notification" via rit.edu

This fake TNT notification is phishing for credentials:

From:    TNT Express
Reply-To:    sh3llsh0p@yahoo.com
Date:    24 May 2016 at 11:34
Subject:    TNT Consignment Notification

Attention: [redacted],

TNT is pleased to advise you that ANTONIOU KONSTANTINOS has arranged for a shipment to be collected from them on May 23, 2016 , and delivered to You on 275th May 2016.
The shipment has a TNT CONSIGNMENT NOTE NUMBER: 119138390

To be able to check the status of the shipment simply visit or click below to track.



http://www.tnt.com/webtracker/tracking.do?navigation=1&searchType=CON&respLang=en&respCountry=GENERIC&genericSiteIdent=.&cons=119138390


From :
ANTONIOU KONSTANTINOS
Theokritou 5
THESSALONIKI
THESSALONIKIS
546 27
GR

Pieces : 1
Weight : 0.5 KG
Shipment reference :
Description : sample
If you would like to find out about the many ways TNT helps you to track your shipment, or if you would like to know more about the services provided by TNT, simply connect to www.tnt.com and select your location at any time.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This message and any attachment are confidential and may be privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure.
If you are not the intended recipient, please telephone or email the sender and delete this message and any attachment from your system.
If you are not the intended recipient you must not copy this message or attachment or disclose the contents to any other person.
Please consider the environmental impact before printing this document and its attachment(s). Print black and white and double-sided where possible.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The link in the email is disguised to make it look like a link to tnt.com, but in face it goes to:

heurica.dk/tnt1/?email=[redacted]

which then forwards to

booking-smart-swim-school.co.uk/images/TNT/index.php?rand=13InboxLightaspxn.1774256418&fid&1252899642&fid.1&fav.1&email=[redacted]

This URLquery report shows what is going on, as the victim ends up on a laughably fake phishing page:


Presumably this is phishing for general email credentials rather than a TNT login. Orignating IP is 87.106.178.108 (1&1, Germany) via an apparently compromised account or server at pmdf01b.rit.edu



Evil network: OVH / kaminskiy@radiologist.net

Here's an Angler EK cluster, hosted on multiple ranges rented from OVH France.. working first from this list of Angler IPs in OVH address space we can see a common factor.

5.135.249.214
5.135.249.215
51.255.59.119
51.255.59.120
51.255.59.121
51.255.59.123
91.134.206.128
91.134.206.129
91.134.206.130
91.134.206.131
91.134.204.217
91.134.204.218
91.134.204.219
91.134.204.243
91.134.204.245
91.134.204.247

One handy thing that OVH does with suballocated ranges is give clear details about the customer. This certainly helps track down abusers. In this case, the ranges these IPs are in are allocated to:

organisation:   ORG-KM91-RIPE
org-name:       Kaminskiy Mark
org-type:       OTHER
address:        Bema 73
address:        01-244 Warszawa
address:        PL
e-mail:         kaminskiy@radiologist.net
abuse-mailbox:  kaminskiy@radiologist.net
phone:          +48.224269043
mnt-ref:        OVH-MNT
mnt-by:         OVH-MNT
created:        2016-05-18T14:46:09Z
last-modified:  2016-05-18T14:46:09Z
source:         RIPE


That ORG-KM91-RIPE reference can be looked up on the RIPE database: giving more of these little /30 blocks:

5.135.249.212/30
51.255.59.116/30
51.255.59.120/30
51.255.59.124/30
91.134.206.128/30
91.134.204.212/30
91.134.204.216/30
91.134.204.220/30
91.134.204.240/30
91.134.204.244/30
91.134.204.248/30
91.134.204.252/30
164.132.223.192/30


OVH have been pretty good at cleaning up this sort of thing lately (unlike PlusServer) so hopefully they will get this under control.

If you want to find other Angler EK ranges then I have a bunch of 'em in my Pastebin.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Malware spam: "Your bank account has been deleted,more information attached. "

This alarming looking spam has a malicious attachment:

From:    Bradyrian Hassell
Date:    23 May 2016 at 14:00
Subject:    Account Deleted

Your bank account has been deleted,more information attached. 
I have only seen a single copy of this and the ZIP file attached was corrupt, however, it is very likely that this is a variant of the Locky ransomware run from earlier today.

Malware spam: "Please find attached the file we spoke about yesterday" leads to Locky

This spam appears to come from random senders, and leads to Locky ransomware:

From:    Graham Roman
Date:    23 May 2016 at 11:59
Subject:    Re:

Hi [redacted]

Please find attached the file we spoke about yesterday.

Thank you,
Graham Roman
PCM, Inc.
Attached is a ZIP file starting with copy_invoice_ and then a random sequence. This contains a malicious script file which in the sample I analysed downloads an obfuscated binary from:

oakidea.com/by2eezw8
islandflavaja.com/0p1nz
dragqueenwig.com/itukabk


Automated analysis of the script [1] [2] shows it dropping a file klA1KMQj2D.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 5/56. Those prior reports plus these additional analyses of the binary [3] [4] [5] show network traffic to:

188.166.168.250 (Digital Ocean, UK)
31.41.44.45 (Relink Ltd, Russia)
92.63.87.53 (MWTV, Latvia)


Those reports all demonstrate clearly that this is Locky ransomware, although the barely encrypted downloaded binaries are a new feature.

UPDATE

Trusted third-party analysis (thank you) shows some additional download locations:

4cornerbazaar.com/rcjmp
ap-shoes.com/r3mkkch
b2cfurniture.com.au/ztydt7
babyhalfoff.com/di286c
bekith.com/twe4puv
canalshopping.com.br/kf5d9
ereganto.com.br/4bxi09t
farmavips.com/hlnl21tf
fina-mente.com/kitrl2
hablatinamerica.com/mkhxrsm
jhplhomedecor.com/m637g
joyofgiving.com.au/1b6v94yu
la-mousson.de/pxwimc
lojaonline.eurobar.pt/kmdb4euf
maibey.com/bakcy9s
metallerie.com/uh0kd
mymy365.com/d7bd2
objetsdinterieur.com/0p1nz
peptide-manufacturer.com/jc6pxks
pro-lnz.com/9ed5v5v
promotionalsales.com.au/0iobfbwc
store.steelalborz.com/fw4i3ssf
stylelk.com/12opjwfh


The MD5s of decrypted downloaded files are:

0cef8d79dd32b5701768ffb3e80dd6c9
18e1591325994d60468e58b30bd47ec7
1e1b9729198cb392636ad4b8ec880284
1eacf23630db85c2af07d2657c1a0917
2742891aff1f20ee09a67d29c5b4157d
2f7373602c67761a1666c3170a0adfd9
4f4d754ffb9b33c5b2b7ec6c38dc6a30
517c1805c2b805a801a6132bfd9d7a69
64eef31dc4cd4dc1ca51b6686e4cdaa1
6fc220a8b95e2167c21d0e1f91a516cb
73552fcfff60a171965103d691679b43
8108de8bf200d4baa62541e9eeca2ee4
9125956e3ee99b9f59b595fcba9ac658
9da331f4353f5b0033c162eb308a8197
a01d60682ad5fadc9018908185e8cde3
aceec3d6334e925297efc8d4232473c2
afd40dca335530ec993d9cf91be96b4c
d69adb50c7f2436f5f7502f22b3a5714
dab81432d4d6241e47d7110b8d051f41
de6c020b8639fda713fbe2285dc6740c
eb3391cefb6634e587b58e0d6540c7c3
fb56f158f6f4c81f7bed2a7c4490fadb


One additional C2 server:

176.31.47.100 (Unihost, Seychelles / OVH , France)

Recommended blocklist:
188.166.168.250
31.41.44.45
92.63.87.53

176.31.47.100

Friday, 20 May 2016

Malware spam: "I wanted to follow up with you about your refund. Please find the attached document" leads to Locky

This spam comes from random senders and has a malicious attachment. Here is an example:

From:    Frederic Spears
Date:    20 May 2016 at 10:29
Subject:    Re:

Hi [redacted],

I wanted to follow up with you about your refund.
Please find the attached document

Regards,
Frederic Spears
CBS Corporation

The company name and sender's name varies from message to message. Attached is a ZIP file which contains elements of the recipient's name, which in turn contains one of a variety of malicious scripts. Out of the samples I have seen, I have so far found download locations of:

delicious-doughnuts.net/oqpkvlam
dev.hartis.org/asvfqh2vn
dugoutdad.com/0ygubbvvm
craftbeerventures.nl/hgyf46sx
babamal.com/av2qavqwv
forshawssalads.co.uk/af1fcqav


Only three of those download locations work so far (VirusTotal results [1] [2] [3]) and automated analysis of those [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] shows behaviour consistent with Locky ransomware. All of those reports show the malware phoning home to:

91.219.29.106 (FLP Kochenov Aleksej Vladislavovich / uadomen.com, Ukraine)
51.254.240.89 (Relink LLC, Russia / OVH, France)
138.201.118.102 (Hetzner, Germany)


Recommended blocklist:
91.219.29.106
51.254.240.89
138.201.118.102


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Malware spam: "Per E-Mail senden: DOC0000329040"

This German-language spam comes with a malicious attachment. It appears to come from the victim themselves, but this is just a simple forgery.
From:    victim@victimdomain.tld
Date:    17 May 2016 at 13:28
Subject:    Per E-Mail senden: DOC0000329040

Folgende Dateien oder Links können jetzt als Anlage mit Ihrer Nachricht
gesendet werden:

DOC0000329040
Attached is a ZIP file that matches the reference number in the subject and body text. I have only seen one sample, downloading a binary from:

katyco.net/0uh8nb7

The VirusTotal detection rate is 4/57, the comments in that report indicate that this is Locky ransomware and the C&C servers are at:

188.127.231.124 (SmartApe, Russia)
176.53.21.105 (Radore Veri Merkezi Hizmetleri, Turkey)
217.12.199.151 (ITL, Ukraine)
107.181.174.15 (Total Server Solutions, US)


Recommended blocklist:
188.127.231.124
176.53.21.105
217.12.199.151
107.181.174.15



Monday, 16 May 2016

Malware spam: "I have attached a revised spreadsheet.."

This spam has a malicious attachment:

From:    Britney Hart
Date:    16 May 2016 at 13:15
Subject:    Re:

hi [redacted]

I have attached a revised spreadsheet contains customers. Please check if it's correct

Regards,
Britney Hart

Other variations of the body text seen so far:

I have attached a revised spreadsheet contains general journal entries. Please check if it's correct
I have attached a revised spreadsheet contains estimates. Please check if it's correct


Attached is a ZIP file with three identical malicious .js files. The ones I have seen so far download from

fundaciontehuelche.com.ar/897kjht4g34
thetestserver.net/fg45g4g
technobuz.com/876jh5g4g4


There are probably other download locations. Each one downloads a slightly different binary (VirusTotal prognosis [1] [2] [3]) and automated analysis [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] shows the malware phoning home to:

188.127.231.124 (SmartApe, Russia)
31.184.197.72 (Petersburg Internet Network, Russia)
92.222.71.26 (RunAbove / OVH, France)
149.202.109.202 (Evgenij Rusachenko aka lite-host.in, Russia / OVH, France)


The payload is Locky ransomware.

Recommended blocklist:
188.127.231.124
31.184.197.72
92.222.71.26
149.202.109.202


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Malware spam: Emailing: Photo 05-11-2016, 03 26 04

This spam comes with a malicious attachment:

From:    victim@victimdomain.tld
To:    victim@victimdomain.tld
Date:    11 May 2016 at 12:39
Subject:    Emailing: Photo 05-11-2016, 03 26 04

Your message is ready to be sent with the following file or link
attachments:

Photo 05-11-2016, 03 26 04


Note: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent
sending or receiving certain types of file attachments.  Check your e-mail
security settings to determine how attachments are handled.
It appears to come from the sender's own email address, but this is a simple forgery (explained here). Attached is a ZIP file with a name similar to Photo 05-11-2016, 03 26 04.zip (the numbers in the attachment
match the references in the email). It contains a .js file with a similar name.

Trusted third-party analysis (thank you!) shows the various scripts downloading from:

51941656.de.strato-hosting.eu/87yg7yyb
67.222.43.30/87yg7yyb
developinghands.com/87yg7yyb
gesdes.com/87yg7yyb
helpcomm.com/87yg7yyb
neihan8.tk/87yg7yyb
oldtimerfreunde-pfinztal.de/87yg7yyb
otakutamashi.cl/87yg7yyb
sarikamisotelleri.com/87yg7yyb


This drops a file with a detection rate of 3/56. This is likely to be Locky ransomware, a full analysis is pending. However an earlier Locky campaign today phoned home to:

185.82.202.170 (Host Sailor, United Arab Emirates)
88.214.236.11 (Overoptic Systems, UK / Russia)
5.34.183.40 (ITL, Ukraine)

According to a DeepViz report,  this sample has identical characteristics.

Recommended blocklist:
185.82.202.170
88.214.236.11
5.34.183.40

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Malware spam: "As promised, the document you requested is attached" leads to Locky

This fairly brief spam has a malicious attachment:

From:    Alexandra Nunez
Date:    10 May 2016 at 21:10
Subject:    Re:

hi [redacted],

As promised, the document you requested is attached

Regards,

Alexandra Nunez
The name of the sender varies. Attached is a ZIP file with a name export_xls_nnn.zip or wire_xls_nnn.zip (where nnn are random letters and numbers) which contains multiple copies of the same malicious .js file (all apparently beginning urgent). These scripts download slightly different binaries from several locations including:


4hotdeals.com.au/j47sfe
stationerypoint.com.au/cnb3kjd
floranectar.com.au/er5tsd
togopp.com/vbg5gf
printjuce.com/rt5tdf
designitlikeal.com/cvb3ujd


There are probably many more download locations.

The typical detection rate for these binariesis about 12/56 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and automated analysis [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] shows network traffic to:

5.34.183.40 (ITL, Ukraine)
185.82.202.170 (Host Sailor, United Arab Emirates / Romania)
185.14.28.51 (ITL, Netherlands)
92.222.71.26 (OVH, France)
88.214.236.11 (Overoptic Systems, UK / Russia)


The payload is Locky ransomware

Recommended blocklist:
5.34.183.40
185.82.202.170
185.14.28.51
92.222.71.26
88.214.236.11


Saturday, 7 May 2016

WARNING: projmanagementintl.org / "Project Management International" aka Patty Patchrint and Anthony Christopher Jones

I blogged about "Project Management International" last year, an outfit running (in my personal opinion) fake or low-quality seminars, at that time using the domain projectmanagementinternational.org.

This outfit is run by Anthony Christopher Jones and Patchree "Patty" Patchrint (aka Patty Jones) from California. I've written about this oufit several times in the past five years, but it turns out that Jones and Patchrint have been running similar schemes since 2008.

In 2011 ABC15 news in Arizona investigated a previous incarnation of these scheme, named "NAPPPA"...


These Jones / Patchrint operations seem to pop up from time to time and then disappear, usually after being exposed for what they are. This latest iteration of the fake "Project Management International" organisation uses the domain projmanagementintl.org. It's a flashy-looking site, but really it is just made from a standard template.


The "Registration" page lists some prestigious universities as hosting these courses.


From what I can tell, the usual thing that happens is that at the last minute the location is changed to a nearby hotel or conference centre, and it seems that no booking are ever made with the university. All feedback on the courses seems to indicate that they are all of very poor quality. There are numerous reports that the people hired to teach these courses are also not paid as promised.

The courses themselves are advertised through spam email (example here)

The Project Management Fundamentals Course  will be offered May 25-27, 2016 at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Project management professionals, business and technology professionals, students, and educators are invited to register at the Project Management International website here .

May 25-27, 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Project Management Fundamentals Course  is designed for those seeking professional project management certification. It serves as a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of project management. Those seeking additional credentials such as the PMP®/PgMP®, PMI-SP®, and PMI-RMP® will benefit from this dynamic and interactive work session, while those currently holding credentials will find the certification to be an enhancement as well as the most up to date advanced professional development.  

Project Management Fundamentals Course provides 24 hours of project management education hours for both PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Additionally, the Master Certification provides 24 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for current holders of PMP®/PgMP®, PMI-SP®, and PMI-RMP® credentials. Additionally, the program awards 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon request. 

Program Description

Our certificate program teaches technical and business professionals how to master the critical skills of project management techniques as part of their technical career development.

The skills developed in the Project Management Fundamentals Course apply to large and small projects, product design and development efforts, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and any project with critical performance, time, and budget targets.  

Our approach to project management education offers proven, results-focused learning.

Courses are developed and facilitated by professional subject experts with extensive industrial experience. Course emphasis is on providing practical skills and tools supported by relevant case examples.

Tuition

Tuition for the three-day Project Management Fundamentals Course is $595.00

Program Schedule and Content
1. Project Initiation, Costing, and Selection, Day 1
2. Project Organization and Leadership, Day 1 
3. Detailed Project Planning, Day 2 
4. Project Monitoring and Control, Day 2
5. Project Risk and Stakeholder Management, Day 3

Benefits
·   A Project Management International Certificate of Accomplishment is awarded upon completion of the three day program. ·    Our instructors have extensive industrial experience. They focus on providing you with practical skills and tools using relevant case examples.·   Each class is highly focused and promotes maximum interaction.·   You can network with other project management professionals from a variety of industries.·   Earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for maintenance of certification under the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements Program.·    Applicants for PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications will receive 24 project management education hours towards the requirements for eligibility.

Registration

Participants may reserve a seat online at the Project Management International website , by calling the Program Office toll-free at (888) 201-6372, or by sending their name and contact information via email to the Program Registrar .

Upon receiving your registration, a confirmation email is sent to registrants that include session site information, travel information, program description, and details on how to confirm attendance and make payment arrangements.



To unsubscribe from this mailing list, simply reply to this message and write EXCLUDE to be removed from future notices.



Contact numbers listed on the spamvertised site are:

Toll Free: (888) 201-6372
Phone: (213) 222-6855
Fax:   (855) 420-6217


If you see these telephone numbers on other seminar sites, then it will be the same operation. The site quotes a PO box as a contact address but reveals no other information about this so-called corporation.

Project Management International
PO BOX 812112
Los Angeles, California 90081


If you feel you have been scammed by this operation then I urge you to report it to the police, FBI, FTC or your local AG's Office. If you would like to share your experiences (positive or negative) then please feel free to use the Comments section below.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Malware spam: "Please See Attached" / "Statement 6BBC0E"

This fake financial spam leads to malware. Details change slightly from email to email:

From:    Administrator [adminHb@victimdomain.tld]
Date:    5 May 2016 at 11:29
Subject:    Statement 6BBC0E

Please See Attached

______________________________________________________________________
Scanned by MailDefender Plus, powered by Symantec Email Security.cloud
http://www.intycascade.com/products/symantec/
______________________________________________________________________
---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
http://www.avast.com

It must be safe.. scanned by both Symantec and Avast! Well, of course that's just BS and the attached DOC file leads to malware, specifically the same payload as seen in this slightly earlier spam run.

Malware spam: "DocuCentre-IV" / "Scan Data"

This fake document scan appears to come from within the victim's own domain (but this is just a simple forgery) and has a malicious attachment:

From:    DocuCentre-IV [DocuCentre1230@victimdomain.tld]
Date:    5 May 2016 at 10:27
Subject:    Scan Data

Number of Images: 1
Attachment File Type: PDF

----=_Part_45251_4627454344.4826709420825--

Details vary slightly from message to message. Attached is a DOC file (not a PDF) starting with PIC, DOC or IMG in the samples I have seen plus a random number. Typical VirusTotal detection rates are 6/56 [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]. Various automated analyses of these documents [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] show a binary being downloaded from the following locations:

fm1.ntlweb.org/87hcnrewe
iconigram.com/87hcnrewe
www.sammelarmband.de/87hcnrewe
hospice.psy.free.fr/87hcnrewe


This dropped file has a detection rate of 5/46. This Hybrid Analysis and this DeepViz report show subsequent network traffic to:

192.241.252.152 (Digital Ocean, US)
195.169.147.26 (Culturegrid.nl, Netherlands)
70.164.127.132 (Southland Technology, US)


The characteristics of the payload suggest this is the Dridex banking trojan.

Recommended blocklist:
192.241.252.152
195.169.147.26
70.164.127.132

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Malware spam: "You Are Fired" leads to Locky

This spam email comes with a malicious attachment.

From:    Elfrida Wymer [WymerElfrida9172@recordshred.com]
Date:    3 May 2016 at 12:40
Subject:    You Are Fired BBF904D

We regret to inform you, yet we no longer need require your services.
Attached you can find additional information and the payout roll for the last month.
It's a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you are daft enough to download the ZIP file, and extract and run the script then perhaps you WILL get fired.

According to this Malwr report, the twice-obfuscated script in the sample I saw downloads a binary from:

niagara.vn.ua/5wpSRm.exe

This Hybrid Analysis indicates that this is Locky ransomware. The DeepViz report shows network traffic to:

31.184.197.126 (Petersburg Internet Network, Russia)
91.226.93.113 (Sobis, Russia)
91.219.29.64 (FLP Kochenov Aleksej Vladislavovich / uadomen.com, Ukraine)


This is a subset of the IPs found in this earlier spam run, I recommend you block the lot.


Malware spam: "Third Reminder - Outstanding Account" leads to Locky

This fake financial spam has a malicious attachment. It comes from random senders. Last week a fake "Second Reminder" spam was sent out.

From:    Ernestine Perkins
Date:    3 May 2016 at 08:54
Subject:    Third Reminder - Outstanding Account

 Dear Client,

We have recently sent you a number of letters to remind you that the balance of $9308.48 was overdue.
For details please check document attached to this mail


We ask again that if you have any queries or are not able to make full payment immediately, please contact us.


Regards,

Ernestine Perkins
Franchise - Sales Manager / Director - Business Co 

Attached is a ZIP file which in the samples I have seen begins with Scan_ or Document_ each one of which contains four identical copies of the same script, e.g.:

48524088_48524088 - copy (2).js
48524088_48524088 - copy (3).js
48524088_48524088 - copy (4).js
48524088_48524088 - copy.js
48524088_48524088.js


Typical detection rates for the scripts seem to be about 3/56.  The samples I have seen download a malicious binary from one of the following locations (there are probably more):

digigoweb.in/k3lxe
rfacine.com.br/z0odld
boontur.com/b2hskde


These binaries are all slightly different, with detection rates of 4 to 6 out of 56 [1] [2] [3]. Various automated analyses [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] show that this is Locky ransomware, and it phones home to:

31.184.197.126 (Petersburg Internet Network, Russia)
78.47.110.82 (Hetzner, Germany)
91.226.93.113 (Sobis, Russia)
91.219.29.64 (FLP Kochenov Aleksej Vladislavovich / uadomen.com, Ukraine)


Recommended blocklist:
31.184.197.126
78.47.110.82
91.226.93.113
91.219.29.64

Friday, 29 April 2016

Malware spam: "Second Reminder - Unpaid Invoice"

This fake financial spam leads to malware:

From:    Janis Faulkner [FaulknerJanis8359@ono.com]
Date:    29 April 2016 at 11:13
Subject:    Second Reminder - Unpaid Invoice

 We wrote to you recently reminding you of the outstanding amount of $8212.88 for Invoice number #304667, but it appears to remain unpaid.
For details please check invoice attached to this mail

Regards,

Janis Faulkner
Chief Executive Officer - Food Packaging Company 

Attached is a ZIP file with a name similar to unpaid_invoice551.zip which contains a randomly-named script. Oddly, most of the script appears to be text copy-and-pasted from the Avira website.


The scripts I have seen download slightly different binaries from the following locations:

cafeaparis.eu/f7yhsad
amatic.in/hdy3ss
zona-sezona.com.ua/hj1lsp
avcilarinpazari.com/u7udssd


VirusTotal detection rates are in the range of 8/56 to 10/56 [1] [2] [3] [4]. In addition to those reports, various automated analyses [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] show that this is Locky ransomware phoning home to:

91.234.32.19 (FOP Sedinkin Olexandr Valeriyovuch / thehost.ua, Ukraine)
83.217.8.155 (Park-web Ltd, Russia)
31.41.44.246 (Relink Ltd, Russia)
89.108.84.155 (Agava Ltd, Russia)
51.254.240.60 (Relink, Russia / OVH, France)


I strongly recommend that you block traffic to:

91.234.32.19
83.217.8.155
31.41.44.246
89.108.84.155
51.254.240.60




Malware spam: "Attached Doc" / "Attached Image" / "Attached Document" / "Attached File"

This fake document scan email appears to come from within the victim's own domain, but it doesn't. Instead it is a simple forgery with a malicious attachment.

Example subjects include:

Attached Doc
Attached Image
Attached Document
Attached File


Example senders:

epson@victimdomain.tld
scanner@victimdomain.tld
xerox@victimdomain.tld

There is no body text. Attached is a ZIP file with the recipients email address forming part of the name plus a couple of random numbers. These ZIP files contain a variety of malicious scripts, the ones that I have seen download a binary from:

emcartaz.net.br/08j78h65e
kizilirmakdeltasi.net/08j78h65e
easytravelvault.com/08j78h65e
64.207.144.148/08j78h65e
cdn.cs2.pushthetraffic.com/08j78h65e


The VirusTotal detection rate for the dropped binary is 3/55. That VirusTotal report and this Hybrid Analysis show subsequent traffic to:

giotuipo.at/api/
giotuipo.at/files/dDjk3e.exe
giotuipo.at/files/VTXhFO.exe


The payload is Locky ransomware. This is hosted on what appears to be a bad server at:

134.249.238.140 (Kyivstar GSM, Ukraine)

Kyivstar is a GSM network, something hosted on this IP is usually a sure sign of a botnet. A lookup of the giotuipo.at domain shows that it is multihomed on many IPs:

109.194.247.26 (ER-Telecom Holding, Russia)
95.189.128.70 (Sibirtelecom, Russia)
79.119.196.161 (RCS & RDS Business, Romania)
5.248.229.186 (Lanet Network Ltd, Ukraine)
188.230.17.38 (Airbites, Ukraine)
134.249.238.140 (Kyivstar, Ukraine)
5.58.29.200 (Lanet Network Ltd, Ukraine)
212.3.103.225 (Apex, Ukraine)
93.95.187.243 (Triolan, Ukraine)
178.151.243.153 (Triolan, Ukraine)

These IPs are likely to be highly dynamic, so blocking them may or may not work. If you want to try, here is a recommended blocklist:

109.194.247.26
95.189.128.70
79.119.196.161
5.248.229.186
188.230.17.38
134.249.238.140
5.58.29.200
212.3.103.225
93.95.187.243
178.151.243.153






Thursday, 28 April 2016

Malware spam: "Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc." / "Latest invoice [Urgent]"

This fake financial spam leads to malware:

From:    Kieth Valentine [Kieth.Valentine87@assistedlivingflorida.com]
Date:    28 April 2016 at 16:32
Subject:    Latest invoice [Urgent]

Hello,

We are writing to you about fact, despite previous reminders, there remains an outstanding amount of USD 5883,16 in respect of the invoice(s) contained in current letter. This was due for payment on 17 April, 2016.

Our credit terms stipulate full payment within 3 days and this amount is now more than 14 days overdue.
The total amount due from you is therefore USD 5883,16

If the full amount of the sum outstanding, as set above, is not paid within 7 days of the date of this email, we will begin legal action, without warning, for a court order requiring payment. We may also commence insolvency proceedings. Legal proceedings can take affect on any credit rating. The costs of legal proceedings and any other amounts which the court orders must also be paid in addition to the debt.

This email is being sent to you according to the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct (the PDPAC) contained in the Civil Procedure Rules, The court has the power to sanction your continuing failure to respond.

To view the the original invoice in the attachment please use Adobe Reader.

We await your prompt reaction to this email.

Best wishes,

Kieth Valentine

Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc.
1(265)530-0620 Ext: 300
1(265) 556-3611
The only sample I have seen of this is malformed and the attachment cannot be downloaded. However, what it should be in this case is a file Latest invoice18.zip containing a malicious script 2016INV-APR232621.pdf.js. Analysis of this obfuscated script is pending, it is likely to be either Locky ransomware or the Dridex banking trojan.

Malware spam: "FW: Invoice" from multiple senders

This fake financial spam comes from randomly-generated senders, for example:

From:    Britt Alvarez [AlvarezBritt29994@jornalaguaverde.com.br]
Date:    28 April 2016 at 11:40
Subject:    FW: Invoice

Please find attached invoice #342012

Have a nice day

Attached is a ZIP file containing elements of the recipient's email address. In turn, this contains a malicious script that downloads a binary from one of many locations. The ones I have seen are:

http://rabitaforex.com/pw3ksl
http://tribalsnedkeren.dk/n4jca
http://banketcentr.ru/v8usja
http://3dphoto-rotate.ru/h4ydjs
http://switchright.com/2yshda
http://cafe-vintage68.ru/asad2fl
http://minisupergame.ru/a9osfg


The payload looks like Locky ransomware. The DeepViz report shows it phoning home to:

83.217.26.168 (Firstbyte, Russia)
31.41.44.246 (Relink, Russia)
91.219.31.18 (FLP Kochenov Aleksej Vladislavovich / uadomen.com, Ukraine)
51.254.240.60 (Relink, Russia / OVH, France)
91.234.32.19 (FOP Sedinkin Olexandr Valeriyovuch / thehost.ua.  Ukraine)


These two Hybrid Analysis reports [1] [2] show Locky more clearly.

Recommended blocklist:
83.217.26.168
31.41.44.246
91.219.31.18
51.254.240.60
91.234.32.19

Minimalist spam leads to Locky ransomware

There is currently a very minimalist spam run leading to Locky ransomware, for example:

From:    victim@victimdomain.tld
To:    victim@victimdomain.tld
Date:    28 April 2016 at 11:21
Subject:    Scan436
The spam appears to come from the victim's own email address. There is no body text, but attached is a ZIP file with a name matching the subject, e.g.:

file238.zip
file164.zip
file84.zip
Document4.zip
Doc457.zip
Scan1.zip
Doc5.zip
file394.zip
Scan436.zip

Inside is a semi-randomly named script that downloads malware. Download locations I have seen so far are:

nailahafeez.goldendream.info/8778h4g
kfourytrading.com/8778h4g
kasliknursery.com/8778h4g
allied.link/8778h4g
xtrategiamx.com/8778h4g


The downloaded executable is Locky ransomware and has a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/56. This Hybrid Analysis shows Locky quite clearly, and this DeepViz report shows it phoning home to:

51.254.240.60 (Relink LLC, Russia / OVH, France)
31.41.44.246 (Relink LLC, Russia)
83.217.26.168 (Firstbyte, Russia)


Recommended blocklist:
31.41.44.246
51.254.240.60
83.217.26.168





Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Malware spam: Message from "RNP0BB8A7" / CLAUDIA MARTINEZ leads to Locky

This Spanish-language spam leads to malware:

From:    CLAUDIA MARTINEZ [contab_admiva2@forrosideal.com]
Date:    27 April 2016 at 16:22
Subject:    Message from "RNP0BB8A7"

Este e-mail ha sido enviado desde "RNP0BB8A7" (Aficio MP 171).

Datos escaneo: 27.04.2016 00:31:10 (+0000)
Preguntas a: soporte@victimdomain.tld
Attached is a  randomly-named ZIP file (e.g. 053324_00238.zip) which contains a malicious script (e.g. 0061007_009443.js). The samples I have seen download a binary from:

mebdco.com/8759j3f434
amwal.qa/8759j3f434
ecmacao.com/8759j3f434
lifeiscalling-sports.com/8759j3f434


This drops a version of what appears to be Locky ransomware with a detection rate of zero. I know from another source, that these additional download locations were being used for an English-language spam run this afternoon:

absxpintranet.in/8759j3f434
amismaglaj.com.ba/8759j3f434
caegpa.com/8759j3f434
codeaweb.net/8759j3f434
coorgcalling.com/8759j3f434
gedvendo.com/8759j3f434
gedvendo.com.pe/8759j3f434
mc2academy.com/8759j3f434
teyseerlab.com/8759j3f434
www.adgroup.ae/8759j3f434
www.rumbafalcon.com/8759j3f434


This DeepViz report shows the malware phoning home to:

107.170.20.33 (Digital Ocean, US)
139.59.166.196 (Digital Ocean, Singapore)
146.185.155.126 (Digital Ocean, Netherlands)


There's a triple whammy for Digital Ocean! Well done them.

Recommended blocklist:
107.170.20.33
139.59.166.196
146.185.155.126

Malware spam: "Thank you. Our latest price list is attached. For additional information, please contact your local ITT office."

This fake financial spam leads to malware:

From:    Andrew Boyd [BoydAndrew46@infraredequipamentos.com.br]
Date:    27 April 2016 at 12:23
Subject:    Price list

Thank you. Our latest price list is attached. For additional information, please contact your local ITT office.

The sender's name varies, the subject and body text appear to be the same. Attached is a RAR archive that combines some elements of the recipient's email address in it, e.g. CAA30_info_D241AE.rar.

Thanks to analysis from a trusted source (thank you!) it appears that there are several scripts, downloading a binary from one of the following locations:

aaacollectionsjewelry.com/ur8fgs
adamauto.nl/gdh46ss
directenergy.tv/l2isd
games-k.ru/n8eis
jurang.tk/n2ysk
lbbc.pt/n8wisd
l-dsk.com/k3isfa
mavrinscorporation.ru/hd7fs
myehelpers.com/j3ykf
onlinecrockpotrecipes.com/k2tspa
pediatriayvacunas.com/q0wps
soccerinsider.net/mys3ks
warcraft-lich-king.ru/i4ospd

haraccountants.co.uk/k9sjf

This downloads Locky ransomware. The executable then phones home to the following servers:

176.114.3.173 (FOP Sedinkin Olexandr Valeriyovuch / thehost.ua, Ukraine)
139.59.166.196 (Digital Ocean, Singapore)
107.170.20.33 (Digital Ocean, US)
146.185.155.126  (Digital Ocean, Netherlands)


Recommended blocklist:
176.114.3.173
139.59.166.196
107.170.20.33
146.185.155.126

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Malware spam: "Missing payments for invoices inside"

This fake financial spam leads to malware:

From:    Jeffry Rogers [Jeffry.RogersA5@thibaultlegal.com]
Date:    26 April 2016 at 12:58
Subject:    Missing payments for invoices inside

Hi there!

Hope you are good.

Hope you are good. We're missing payments on our statements for the invoices included in this email. Please let us know, when the payments will be initiated.

BTW, trying to get reply from you for a long time. This is not junk, do not ignore it please.

Kind Regards

Jeffry Rogers

Henderson Group

Tel: 337-338-4607
I have only seen a single sample of this, it is likely that the company names and sender will vary. Attached is a file missing_quickbooks982.zip which contains a malicious obfuscated javascript 91610_facture_2016.js which attempts to download a component from:

web.spartanburgcommunitycollege.com/gimme/some/loads_nigga.php

This drops a file pretending to be favicon.ico which is actually an executable with a detection rate of 3/56. This Hybrid Analysis and this DeepViz report indicate network traffic to:

103.245.153.154 (OrionVM Retail Pty Ltd, Australia)
176.9.113.214 (Hetzner, Germany)
210.245.92.63 (FPT Telecom Company, Vietnam)
213.192.1.171 (EASY Net, Czech Republic)


The payload isn't exactly clear, but it looks like Dridex rather than Locky. Almost certainly one of the two.

Recommended blocklist:
103.245.153.154
176.9.113.214
210.245.92.63
213.192.1.171


Monday, 25 April 2016

Friday, 22 April 2016

Malware spam: Your Amazon.co.uk order has dispatched (#525-2814418-9619799)

This fake Amazon email leads to malware. On some mail clients there may be no body text:

From: auto-shipping@amazon.co.uk Amazon.co.uk
To
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:50:56 +0100
Subject: Your Amazon.co.uk order has dispatched (#525-2814418-9619799)

Dear Customer,

Greetings from Amazon.co.uk,

We are writing to let you know that the following item has been sent using  Royal Mail.

For more information about delivery estimates and any open orders, please visit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/your-account

Your order #525-2814418-9619799 (received April 22, 2016)


Your right to cancel:
At Amazon.co.uk we want you to be delighted every time you shop with us.  Occasionally though, we know you may want to return items. Read more about our Returns Policy at:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/returns-policy/

Further, under the United Kingdom's Distance Selling Regulations, you have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of any of these items within a period of 7 working days, beginning with the day after the day on which the item is delivered. This applies to all of our products. However, we regret that we cannot accept cancellations of contracts for the purchase of video, DVD, audio, video games and software products where the item has been unsealed. Please note that we are unable to accept cancellation of, or returns for, digital items once downloading has commenced. Otherwise, we can accept returns of complete product, which is unused and in an "as new" condition.

Our Returns Support Centre will guide you through our Returns Policy and, where relevant, provide you with a printable personalised return label.  Please go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/returns-support to use our Returns Support Centre.

To cancel this contract, please pack the relevant item securely, attach your personalised return label and send it to us with the delivery slip so that we receive it within 7 working days after the day of the date that the item was delivered to you or, in the case of large items delivered by our specialist couriers, contact Amazon.co.uk customer services using the link below within 7 working days after the date that the item was delivered to you to discuss the return.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/css/returns/homepage.html

For your protection, where you are returning an item to us, we recommend that you use a recorded-delivery service. Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of returning the goods to us unless we delivered the item to you in error or the item is faulty. If we do not receive the item back from you, we may arrange for collection of the item from your residence at your cost. You should be aware that, once we begin the delivery process, you will not be able to cancel any contract you have with us for services carried out by us (e.g. gift wrapping).

Please also note that you will be responsible for the costs of collection in the event that our specialist courier service collect a large item from you to return to us.

As soon as we receive notice of your cancellation of this order, we will refund the relevant part of the purchase price for that item.

Should you have any questions, feel free to visit our online Help Desk at:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/help

If you've explored the above links but still need to get in touch with us, you will find more contact details at the online Help Desk.

Note: this e-mail was sent from a notification-only e-mail address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.

Thank you for shopping at Amazon.co.uk

-------------------------------------------------
Amazon EU S.=C3=A0.r.L.
c/o Marston Gate
Ridgmont, BEDFORD MK43 0XP
United Kingdom
-------------------------------------------------

Attached is a file with a name that matches the randomly-generated order (in this case, ORDER-525-2814418-9619799.docm). According to analysis by a couple of other trusted parties, the various versions of the malicious document download a binary from:

www.smileybins.com.au/0u8ggf5f5
kpmanish.com/0u8ggf5f5
neoventtechnologies.com/0u8ggf5f5
itronsecurity.com/0u8ggf5f5
bnacoffees.com/0u8ggf5f5
ambikaonline.com/0u8ggf5f5
usacarsimportsac.com/0u8ggf5f5
giftsandbaskets.co.th/0u8ggf5f5


This dropped executable has a detection rate of 6/56. The Hybrid Analysis and DeepViz Analysis plus some data sourced from other parties (thank you) indicates that the malware calls back to the following IPs:

186.250.48.10 (Redfox Telecomunicações Ltda., Brazil)
193.90.12.221 (MultiNet AS, Norway)
194.116.73.71 (Topix, Italy)
200.159.128.144 (Novanet da Barra Ass e Inf LTDA, Brazil)


The payload here appears to be the Dridex banking trojan.

Recommended blocklist:
186.250.48.10
193.90.12.221
194.116.73.71
200.159.128.144


UPDATE 2016-04-26

Another identical round of this spam is being sent out, complete with the formatting error that prevents the body text being displayed on some email clients. VirusTotal detection rates for the two samples I have seen are 5/57 [1] [2]. Hybrid Analysis of the attachments [3] [4] shows download locations at:

shagunproperty.com/987gby8nn8
aysanatorganizasyon.com/987gby8nn8


A trusted source tells me there are other download locations at:

cubasedersi.com/987gby8nn8
denizlikinaorganizasyon.com/987gby8nn8
factumtech.com/987gby8nn8
kurudomatesci.com/987gby8nn8
nuevomomento.com/987gby8nn8
seahawkexports.com/987gby8nn8
solucionhumana.mx/987gby8nn8
tipsforall.in/987gby8nn8


From here a binary is dropped on the system with a detection rate of 3/56. Those Hybrid analyses plus this DeepViz report show network traffic to:

176.9.113.216 (Hetzner, Germany)

Apparently there are C2 servers here:

186.250.48.10 (Redfox Telecomunicações Ltda, Brazil)
200.159.128.144 (Novanet da Barra Ass e Inf LTDA, Brazil)


The payload still appears to be Dridex.

Recommended blocklist:
176.9.113.216
186.250.48.10
200.159.128.144


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Malware spam: "FW: Latest order delivery details" is somewhat rude

This fake financial spam leads to malware:

From:    Milan Bell [Milan.Bell5@viuz-en-sallaz.fr]
Date:    21 April 2016 at 17:45
Subject:    FW: Latest order delivery details

Good morning!

Hope you are good.

Yesterday and the day before my colleague (Glover Hector) sent you a request regarding the invoice INV_6325-2016-victimdomain.tld past due.

I kindly ask you to give us a reply finally. We're getting no answers from you. Please stop ignoring invoice requests.

Many thanks and good luck

Milan Bell

DORIC NIMROD AIR ONE LTD

tel. 443-682-9021
The rather rude pitch here is a canny bit of social engineering, aimed to make you open the link without clicking. I have only seen one sample of this at present and I guess that the details vary from email to email. In this case the attachment was called pastdue_tovictimdomain.tld340231.zip containing a malicious script pastdue60121342016.js.

This script has a VirusTotal detection rate of just 1/56. The Malwr report and Hybrid Analysis for this show it downloading a malicious binary from:

trendmicro.healdsburgdistricthospital.com/RIB/assets.php

Cheekily the URL references a well-known security company.  The domain it is using is a hijacked GoDaddy domain, and the download location is actually hosted at:

176.103.56.30 (PE Ivanov Vitaliy Sergeevich / Xserver.ua, Ukraine)

You can be that this is a malicious server and I recommend blocking it. This script downloads a binary named alarm.exe which has a detection rate of 4/56. The Hybrid Analysis for this sample shows network connections to:

103.245.153.154 (OrionVM, Australia)
176.9.113.214 (Hetzner, Germany)
210.245.92.63 (PT Telecom Company, Vietnam)
23.249.1.171 (Datacate , US)


It is not clear what the payload is, but there are indications it is the Dridex banking trojan.

Recommended blocklist:
176.103.56.30
103.245.153.154
176.9.113.214
210.245.92.63
23.249.1.171



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:

mountainworldtreks.com/9uhg5vd3
secondary36.obec.go.th/9uhg5vd3


The downloaded binary is the same in both cases. This Hybrid Analysis and DeepViz Analysis indicate network traffic to:

193.90.12.221 (MultiNet AS, Norway)
194.116.73.71 (Topix, Italy)
64.76.19.251 (Impsat, Argentina)
200.159.128.144 (Novanet da Barra Ass e Inf LTDA, Brazil)


The payload appears to be the Dridex banking trojan.

Recommended blocklist:
193.90.12.221
194.116.73.71
64.76.19.251
200.159.128.144