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#1251 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:44 AM

FYI...

Fake CDS invoice SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....voice-spam.html
7 Aug 2014 - "This spam email pretends to be from the CDS Group. CDS are a wholly legitimate company and are NOT sending these emails, and their computer systems have NOT been compromised. However, the emails do contain a malicious attachment and should be deleted... CDS have a notice about these emails on their site*. This is a sample email:

Screenshot: https://3.bp.blogspo...0/s1600/cds.png

Attached is a archive file CDS_241-28195.zip which contains a folder invoice_cdsgroup_799543.xls which in turn contains a malicious executable invoice_cdsgroup_799543.xls.scr which has a very low detection rate at VirusTotal of 3/54**. Automated analysis tools are inconclusive at the moment..."
* http://www.cdsgroup....yber-crime.html

** https://www.virustot...sis/1407408295/

- http://threattrack.t...ds-invoice-spam
Aug 7 2014
- https://gs1.wac.edge...05XI1r6pupn.png
Tagged: cds, Lerspeng
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Vawtrak sites to block
- http://blog.dynamoo....s-to-block.html
7 Aug 2014 - "I found these domains and IPs today while investigating a machine apparently infected with Vawtrak* (aka Tepfer), most of them seem to be active:
http ://80.243.184.239 /posting.php
http ://80.243.184.239 /viewforum.php
http ://146.185.233.97 /posting.php
http ://146.185.233.97 /viewforum.php
http ://ipubling .com/posting.php
http ://ipubling .com/viewforum.php
http ://magroxis .com/posting.php
http ://magroxis .com/viewforum.php
http ://maxigolon .com/viewforum.php
http ://terekilpane .com/viewforum.php
Some of these domains are associated with the email address ctouma2@ gmail .com. You could block the sites individually, but because the sites are not isolated, I would personally recommend using the following blocklist:
146.185.233.0/24
80.243.184.224/27

The 146.185.233.0/24 range is allocted to "Cherepanova" in Russia. 80.243.184.224/27 is Redstation in the UK."
* http://about-threats...KDR_VAWTRAK.YZY
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 07 August 2014 - 09:53 AM.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:51 AM

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Fake RBS SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....93549-spam.html
8 Aug 2014 - "This fake RBS spam has a malicious attachment:
    Date:      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:33:37 GMT [07/24/14 05:33:37 EDT]
    From:      Annie Wallace[Annie.Wallace@ rbs .co.uk]
    Subject:      RE: Incident IM03393549
    Good Afternoon ,
    Attached are more details regarding your account incident. Please extract the attached
    content and check the details.
    Please be advised we have raised this as a high priority incident and will endeavour to
    resolve it as soon as possible. The incident reference for this is IM03393549.
    We would let you know once this issue has been resolved, but with any further questions
    or issues, please let me know.
    Kind Regards, ...


The attachment is IM03393549.zip containing a malicious executable IM008082014.scr which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 15/42*. The CAMAS report** shows that the malware connects to the following locations to download additional components:
94.23.247.202 /n0808uk/SANDBOXA/0/51-SP2/0/
94.23.247.202 /n0808uk/SANDBOXA/1/0/0/
quesoslaespecialdechia .com/Scripts/n0808uk.zip
energysavingproductsinfo .com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/n0808uk.zip
The exact nature of the malware is not known, but it is most likely a banking Trojan or Cryptowall.
Recommended blocklist:
94.23.247.202
quesoslaespecialdechia .com
energysavingproductsinfo .com
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407490764/

** http://camas.comodo....4663b54ab14b0a3
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Fake Resume SPAM - malicious attachment
- http://blog.dynamoo....attachment.html
8 Aug 2014 - "This terse spam is malicious:
    Date:      Fri, 8 Aug 2014 05:57:02 +0700 [08/07/14 18:57:02 EDT]
    From:      Janette Sheehan [Janette.Sheehan@linkedin.com]
    Subject:      FW: Resume
    Attached is my resume, let me know if its ok.
    Thanks,
    Janette Sheehan


Attached is an archive Resume.zip which in turn contains a malicious executable Resume.scr. This has a VirusTotal detection rate of 24/54*. The CAMAS report** shows that the malware attempts to phone home to the following locations:
94.23.247.202 /0708stat/SANDBOXA/0/51-SP2/0/
94.23.247.202 /0708stat/SANDBOXA/1/0/0/
hngdecor .com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/cw2800.zip
welfareofmankind .com/underconst/css/cw2800.zip
Recommended blocklist:
94.23.247.202
hngdecor .com
welfareofmankind .com
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407493005/

** http://camas.comodo....58b27ebf5a55d5b

94.23.247.202: https://www.virustot...02/information/
___

Fake HMRC tax SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
7 Aug 2014 - "HMRC taxes application with reference 4DEW NASM CBCG RC6 received pretending to come from noreply@ taxreg .hmrc .gov .uk is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email reads:
    The application with reference number 4DEW NASM CBCG RC6 submitted by you or your agent to register for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) taxes has been received and will now be verified. HMRC will contact you if further information is needed.
    The original of this email was scanned for viruses by the Government Secure Intranet virus scanning service supplied by Vodafone in partnership with Symantec. (CCTM Certificate Number 2009/09/0052.) On leaving the GSi this email was certified virus free.
    Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for legal purposes.


7 August 2014: 4DEW NASM CBCG RC6.zip (8kb) Extracts to 4DEW NASM CBCG RC6.scr
Current Virus total detections: 0/54* . This HMRC taxes application with reference 4DEW NASM CBCG RC6 received is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407447014/
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AmericanExpress - PHISH
- http://blog.dynamoo....rn-on-your.html
8 Aug 2014 - "This -fake- AmEx spam appears to lead to a phishing site on multiple URLs:

Screenshot: https://3.bp.blogspo.../amex-phish.png

In this case the link goes to a phishing site... but there seem to be a bunch of them at the moment... IPs in use are:
91.219.29.35 (FLP Kochenov Aleksej Vladislavovich, Ukraine)
188.240.32.75 (SC CH-NET SRL, Romania)
I recommend blocking these IPs (
91.219.29.35
188.240.32.75
"

91.219.29.35: https://www.virustot...35/information/

188.240.32.75: https://www.virustot...75/information/

- http://myonlinesecur...e-key-phishing/
8 Aug 2014
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Fake e-on energy SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
8 Aug 2014 - "e-on energy Unable to process your most recent bill payment pretending to come from E ON Energy <noreply@ eonenergy .com> is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email reads:
... Dear customer,
This e-mail has been sent to you to inform you that we were unable to process your most recent payment of bill.
Please check attached file for more detailed information on this transaction.
IMPORTANT: The actual delivery date may vary from the Delivery By date estimate. Please make sure that there are sufficient available funds in your account to cover your payment beginning a few days before Delivery By date estimate and keep such funds available until the payment is deducted from your account.
If we fail to process a payment in accordance with your properly completed instructions, we will reimburse you any late-payment-related fees.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


8 August 2014: e-ON-Energy-Bill.zip (15kb) : Extracts to e-ON-Energy-Bill.exe
Current Virus total detections: 7/54* . This e-on energy Unable to process your most recent bill payment is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407509103/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 08 August 2014 - 11:06 AM.

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Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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#1253 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:00 PM

FYI...

Fake BoA SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
11 Aug 2014 - "Bank of America Alert: A Check Exceeded Your Requested Alert Limit pretending to come from Bank of America Alert <onlinebanking@ ealerts.bankofamerica .com> is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email looks like:
Activity Alert
A check exceeded your requested alert limit
We’re letting you know a check written from your account went over the limit you set for this alert.
For more details please check attached file
Amount:     $32,095.35
Check number:     00000006756
Transaction date:     08/11/2014
You can sign in to Online or Mobile Banking to review this activity...
Security Checkpoint
To confirm the authenticity of messages from us, always look for this Security Checkpoint.
Remember: Always look for your SiteKey® before entering your Passcode. We’ll ask you for your Online ID and Passcode when you sign in.
This is a service email from Bank of America. Please note that you may receive service emails in accordance with your Bank of America service agreements..


11 August 2014: report081114_6897454147412.zip(10kb) : Extracts to report081114_6897454147412.exe
Current Virus total detections: 2/54* ... This Bank of America Alert: A Check Exceeded Your Requested Alert Limit is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407773230/
___

Citi Corp Spam
- http://threattrack.t...n-approved-spam
Aug 11, 2014 - "Subjects Seen:
    RE: Application Approved
Typical e-mail details:
    Your documents are ready , please sign them and email them back.
    Thank you
    Henri Foley
    Level III Account Management


Malicious File Name and MD5:
    application _apprd_93447836734346.exe  (CAD7B09903F7646EC37E4014DD6E70E4)
    application _apprd_93447836734346.zip (0B4A28D6737B9E27E7BF5B98DBBE6B84)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...GBaE1r6pupn.png

Tagged: Citi, Upatre
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Public Wi-Fi is safe?? ...
- http://nakedsecurity...safe-seriously/
11 Aug 2014 - "... most people still don't understand the potential dangers of public and/or free Wi-Fi, despite doom and gloom headlines about the dangers, which include these:
- A US trio who attacked companies by wardriving - i.e., driving around, scanning for poorly protected wireless networks. Between that and breaking in to install keyloggers, they bilked companies of a total of $3 million (£1.8 million).
- An unsecured Wi-Fi home connection that led to a heavily-armed police SWAT team raiding the wrong home, including breaking down the door of a house, smashing windows and tossing a flashbang stun grenade into a living room.
- Facebook accounts of five US politicians being hijacked after they accessed a free, open, wireless Wi-Fi network.
And those are just a tiny selection of the cherries on that bountiful Wi-Fi tree. Of course, there is also the problem of protecting privacy on public Wi-Fi. In just the past year, we learned that businesses are using Wi-Fi to build shopper profiles on us, and in-flight WiFi providers have been helping feds spy on us..."
(More detail at the sophos URL above.)
Sophos - wireless security myths Video 4:26:
 

:ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 11 August 2014 - 01:33 PM.

This machine has no brain.
 ......... Use your own.
Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:48 AM

FYI...

Fake Netflix email / Phish
- http://myonlinesecur...f-837-phishing/
12 Aug 2014 - "Your Netflix Account Requires Validation [NVF-837] is an attempt to get access to your Netflix Account... The phishing website in this example is so closely named to the genuine Netflix site, that almost anybody could be fooled by it http ://netflix-validate .com
Email looks like:
Dear Customer,
We recently failed to validate your payment information we hold on record for your account, therefore we need to ask you to complete a brief validation process in order to verify your billing and payment details. Click here to verify your accountFailure to complete the validation process will result in a suspension of your netflix membership.We take every step needed to automatically validate our users, unfortunately in this case we were unable to verify your details. The process will only take a couple of minutes and will allow us to maintain our high standard of account security.
Netflix Support Team ...


Following the link in this 'Your Netflix Account Requires Validation' email or other spoofed emails  takes you to a website that looks exactly like the real Netflix site... then through loads of steps to input a lot of private and personal information, including billing address, date of birth and then to an update payment page, where they want credit card and bank details. Not only  will this information enable them to use your Netflix account, but also your Bank Account, credit card details, Email details, webspace..."

192.99.188.111: https://www.virustot...11/information/

Diagnostic page for AS16276 (OVH)
- https://www.google.c...c?site=AS:16276
"... over the past 90 days, 2638 site(s)... served content that resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google tested a site on this network was on 2014-08-11, and the last time suspicious content was found was on 2014-08-11... we found 373 site(s) on this network.. that appeared to function as intermediaries for the infection of 821 other site(s)... We found 745 site(s)... that infected 65282 other site(s)..."
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Fake Order SPAM
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
12 Aug 2014 - "Order take 8753884 is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... This email with subject of Order take < random numbers> arrives with just a subject and no email content except an attachment. It appears to come from various random names at various random companies.

12 August 2014: order 1530875.zip (37 kb) : Extracts to   Order-8991617.exe
Current Virus total detections: 1/54* . This Order take 8753884 is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407832220/
___

Fake new picture or video SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
12 Aug 2014 - "A new picture or video message  pretending to come from getmyphoto@ vodafone .co.uk is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... This one wants you to download the -malware- via a tiny URL link in the email, there is no actual attachment. Email looks like:
You have received a picture message from mobile phone number +447584905118
GET MY FOTO
Please note, the free reply expires three days after the original message is sent from the Vodafone network.
Vodafone Service


12 August 2014: f679RqP75G.exe - Current Virus total detections: 0/53*
This 'A new picture or video message' is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407835450/
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Fake IRS phish...
- http://myonlinesecur...et-refund-card/
12 Aug 2014 - "IRS Get Refund On Your Card pretending to come from IRS <refund@ irs .gov> is one of the phishing attempts to get your bank and credit card information. Email looks like:
We are writing to you because your federal Tax payment (ID: 66116572), recently sent is available for refund.
For your security, new charges on the accounts listed above may be declined. If applicable, you should advise any Additional Card Member(s) on your account that their new charges may also be declined.
For more information, please visit the following link
– https ://sa.www4.irs .gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp?reenter=true
Your prompt response regarding this matter is appreciated.
Sincerely,
IRS Refund Team


Following the link in this 'IRS Get Refund On Your Card' email or -other- spoofed emails takes you  to a website that looks exactly like the real IRS site... then through loads of steps to input a lot of private and personal information, including billing address, date of birth and then to an update payment page, where they want credit card and bank details... All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email or follow links in them..."
 

:ph34r: :ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 12 August 2014 - 10:41 AM.

This machine has no brain.
 ......... Use your own.
Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:14 AM

FYI...

Fake Google drive SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...019-73-malware/
13 Aug 2014 - "Grady Murphy shared Google Drive:3623019-73 to submit@ < your email address>.pretending to come from Grady Murphy < random name that matches the name inside the email> , Apps Team is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... There are several different versions of this  email leading to different infection sites and links, The names of the alleged Google Drive owner who wants to share with you changes with each email. There is no attachment with this one and they want you to follow the link and download the file to infect you.
Some of the sites are
http ://energydep .net:8080/Gdrive/GDrive025384.exe
http ://bilingdepp .net:8080/Gdrive/GDrive917302.exe
Email looks like:
Accept Grady Murphy Google Drive ID:3623019-73 request clicking on the link below:
    Confirm request
    Unfortunately, this email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. We’re happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact us directly 24/7 via google .com/support/


13 August 2014: GDrive925483.exe (40kb) Current Virus total detections: 6/54*
This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407913490/

178.238.236.109: https://www.virustot...09/information/
___

Fake PurelyGadgets SPAM - Word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...alware-malware/
13 Aug 2013 - "Order id 769019 | PurelyGadgets .com  pretending to come from a sender named inform at a random email address is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... This email arrives written in German language and has a zip attachment that when unzipped drops what appears to be a genuine Word Doc. BUT the Doc contains a macro that will infect you, if you use an out of date or older version of word. On previewing it, or opening it  in Word 2013 ( which has macros disabled by default ) it tries to tell you to enable macros so that you can read the document. Do -not- ever -enable- macros for any Microsoft office file received by email unless you are 100% sure that you know the sender and are expecting the file... If you still use an older version of Microsoft Word, then you are at risk of being infected by this... Office 2010 and Office 2013 have macros -disabled- by default...

13 August 2014: Bestellen.zip (100 kb) : Extracts to Bestellen.Doc
Current Virus total detections: 10/54* . All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should -not- be run or opened..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1407936811/
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UK Land Registry Spam
- http://threattrack.t...d-registry-spam
Aug 13, 2014 - "Subjects Seen:
    Notification of direct debit of fees
Typical e-mail details:
    Notification Number: 4682787
    Mandate Number: LND4682787
    ###THIS IS AN AUTO NOTIFICATION EMAIL. DO NOT REPLY TO THE SENDER OF THIS EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE A QUERY PLEASE REFER TO THE INFORMATION BELOW ###
    This is notification that Land Registry will debit 1527.00 GBP from your nominated account on or as soon as possible before 18/08/2014.
    Details of fees that we shall be collecting by direct debit for the applications charged are now available to view.
    You can access these by opening attached report.
    If you have an enquiry relating to your VDD account please contact Customer Support at customersupport@ landregistry .gsi .gov.uk or call on 0844 892 1111. For all enquiries, please quote your key number.
    Thank you,
    Land Registry


Malicious File Name and MD5:
    LND_Report_13082014.exe (4E3480ADAF846BE2073246C9879290D2)
    LND_Report_4682787.zip (EAD6A8A2A9613175112E6C75D247B0BC)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...Ihd01r6pupn.png

Tagged: UK Land Registry, Upatre
 

:ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 13 August 2014 - 03:09 PM.

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Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:50 AM

FYI...

Fake Citicorp SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
14 Aug 2014 - "Citicorp Mail Out Report Attached pretending to come from CITICorp <random name @ citicorp .com> is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email looks like:

    From Securitas, please do not reply to this e-mail as it is auto generated.
    For any problems please e-mail derry.andrews@ securitas .uk .com


14 August 2014  Q100515078_Mail Out Report.zip (9kb): Extracts to Q100229861_Mail Out Report.exe
Current Virus total detections: 3/54* . This Citicorp Mail Out Report Attached is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408010403/
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Fake Charity Trends SPAM ...
- http://blog.mxlab.eu...9156230_08-xls/
Aug 14, 2014 - "... intercepted a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “Oder invoice 9156230_08.xls”. This email is send from the spoofed address  and has the following body:

    Dear *******@*******.co.uk,
    Please find attached invoice #9156230_08 from 13/08/2014.
    Thanks!
    Reyes Mcdaniel .
    We’re happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact us directly 24/7 via hxxp ://www.charitytrends .org/ContactUs.aspx


The attached ZIP file has the name 9156230_08.zip which contains the folder Inv_3145835_453_979154.xls. In this folder the 131 kB large file Inv_3145835_453_979154.xls.scr is found. Please note that the subject line and attachment file names may change with each message.
The trojan is known as Backdoor.Bot.ED. At the time of writing, 1 of the 53 AV engines did detect the trojan at Virus Total*..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408011038/

- http://blog.mxlab.eu...ontains-trojan/
Aug 14, 2014 - "... intercept a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “Thank you for your generous donation! Charity Trends .”. This email is send from the spoofed address and has the following body:

    Charity Trends®
    Dear *******@*******.com,
    Thank you for your generous donation of 2623 GBP, which we received today.
    Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of many people who need your help. The funds raised will go toward them.
    You will find all information about your donation in zip archive.You are making a difference!
    Thanks again for your kindness,
    Elsa Nash ...


The attached ZIP file has the name DON_9683272_90.zip and contains the folder DON_4356984_08_14_14. Indside this folder, the 102 kB large file DON_4356_45984_08_14_14.scr will be found. Please note that the subject line and attachment file names may change with each message. The trojan is known as Trojan/Win32.Zbot, Win32:Malware-gen, HEUR/Malware.QVM20.Gen  or Mal/Generic-S... 4/54 VirusTotal*..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408011666/
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Fake Citibank SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
14 Aug 2014 - "'Citibank RE: Account documents' have been uploaded pretending to come from Citibank <noreply@ citibank .com> is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email looks like"
    citibank .com
    RE: Account Documents
    To: <REDACTED>
    Case: C4055427
    Your Documents have been uploaded to dropbox. In order to download / view Please click here to download / view .
    All web filed documents (with the exception of downloaded accounts templates) are available to view / download for 10 days after their original submission. Once accepted, these changes will be displayed on the public record...


14 August 2014 Document-7119.zip ; Extracts to Document-7119.scr ;
Current Virus total detections: 0/54* . This 'Citibank RE: Account documents have been uploaded' is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408029154/
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ZeroLocker
- http://www.webroot.c...14/zero-locker/
Aug 14, 2014 - "... we saw FireEye and Fox-IT provide the ability to decrypt files encrypted by older crpytolocker variants. They used the command and control servers seized by the FBI during operation Tovar. Since they have access to those RSA keys they essentially have the password required for every single file encrypted by a Cryptolocker variant that used Evgeniy Bogachev’s botnet. That is a major portion of the traditional​ red GUI cryptolocker that became famous... since the emergence of their tool to decrypt files for free, there has been a new encrypting ransomware going around that aims at scamming you into thinking this is a similar helpful tool – except that it demands something all -scams- do - payment:
> https://www.webroot....08/blograrw.bmp
This newest edition to the ever popular business model that is encrypting ransomware doesn’t really have many improvements over the others we’ve already seen. Using -Bitcoin- for payment is standard now. This variant doesn’t show the GUI untill all encryption is completed and the computer is suddenly restarted. Upon restart this window is presented and threatens that you will lose all your files if you close or remove it. The payment structure is right where industry average is – PAINFUL. This specific variant we analyzed does not delete the VSS (Volume Shadow Service) and you can get all your files back by using programs like Shadow Explorer... expect issues like this to be fixed once this malware is adopted by more botnets for widespread distribution... remember that with encrypting ransomware the best protection is going to be a good backup solution. This can be either through the cloud or offline external storage. Keeping it up to date is key so as not to lose productivity..."
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Suspicious login message Faked, distributes Backdoor
- http://blog.trendmic...butes-backdoor/
Aug 14, 2014 - "Legitimate services are often used by cybercriminals to try and make their attacks more convincing. Recently, I spotted attacks that used services and platforms like Google Drive and Dropbox in order to look less suspicious to unwary users. I received a spammed message like the one shown right below that supposedly came from Gmail itself. It warned me that someone logged into my account from an unknown device. However, all of the links in it pointed to a Google Drive URL:
Sample spam email:
> http://blog.trendmic...4/08/login3.png
Even though the email message is -similar- to a legitimate Gmail message, a careful user will note that the displayed e-mail address and the supposed source address did -not- match. Further examination of the email’s headers indicates that the email was, in fact, sent via a website’s mail form... all the links provided in the email actually go to an HTML file hosted on Google Drive. This HTML file is used to detect the operating system and browser of the user... Further code also differentiates what payloads are delivered based on the user’s browser. This is what the user would see (here, running Firefox):
Fake plugin download page:
> http://blog.trendmic...4/08/login2.png
...  while the HTML code can differentiate between different configurations, a relatively limited number of payloads are actually delivered. These are detected as BKDR_PERCS.A. This -backdoor- steals email credentials and user names and passwords. It also logs -keystrokes- as part of its information theft routines. As a backdoor, it can also accept remote commands from the attackers... The actual malicious payloads are hosted on Google Drive as well. The attackers upload new files to be used in this attack on a fairly regular basis, although the behavior remains the same... As these files are located on legitimate services, they are also sent via HTTPS, which helps evade some web filtering techniques. In addition, it used a -compromised-  website’s mailer system and an IPv6 address, which can also evade email reputation services..."
(More detail at the trendmicro URL at the top.)
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Beware of Risky Ads on Tumblr
- https://blog.malware...-ads-on-tumblr/
Aug 14, 2014 - "Online users have come to rely on social media and social networking sites to also update them on current events and commentaries, general news, and what’s happening just down the street and around the corner. Twitter and Facebook are the first go-to sites for most when it comes to real-time news updates. For some, Tumblr.

dailynewsz[dot]tumblr[dot]com

We found the above site posting what appears as news clips but not on a daily basis, as indicated in the URL, unfortunately. According to Google Translate, the site uses both Swahili and Urdu. This site serves ads on its default page and on individual posts. So every time someone shares one, the ads are shared with it. Below is a screenshot of a post:
> https://blog.malware...ynewsz-post.png
Online advertisement is a major source of revenue. Unfortunately, normal ads can easily become malvertisements, serving as a go-between for users and sites hosting -malicious- software. For this particular Tumblr page, it uses the ad network Yllix Media. Google Safe Browsing profiled its official website here*. Other third-party sites either blacklist** the domain or flag it as untrustworthy*** due to its history of leading users to infected sites. As of this writing, the ads are benign, but we may never know several months from now if this will still be the case... we encourage you to use ad blockers, such as AdBlock Plus (ABP) or NoScript (for Mozilla-based browsers only), if you don’t want ads to appear on sites you visit..."
* https://safebrowsing...site=yllix.com/

** http://labs.sucuri.n...klist=yllix.com

*** https://www.mywot.co...ecard/yllix.com
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 14 August 2014 - 04:50 PM.

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Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

FYI...

Fake Barclays SPAM - Trojan.Ransom.ED
- http://blog.mxlab.eu...ojan-ransom-ed/
Aug 15, 2014 - "... intercepted a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “Your transaction is completed”. This email is send from the spoofed address “Barclays.NET” <support@ barclays .net>” and has the following body:
    Transaction is completed. 8678 GBP has been successfully transfered.
    If the transaction was made by mistake please contact our customer service.
    Payment receipt is attached.
    *** This is an automatically generated email, please do not reply ***
    Barclays.Net 2013 Corporation. All rights reserved.


The attached ZIP file has the name Payment receipt 1534465.zip and contains the 70 kB large file Payment receipt 8821991.exe (note: file name may vary with each email). The trojan is known as Trojan.Ransom.ED or Mal/Generic-S. At the time of writing, 2 of the 54 engines did detect the trojan at Virus Total*..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408097500/
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Fake VOIP SPAM - Word macro script
- http://blog.mxlab.eu...d-macro-script/
Aug 15, 2014 - "... intercepted a campaign by email with the subject “Your Order No 355253536 | Mob Inc.” which includes a malicious Word document that allows the installation of a trojan downloader using the macro functionality from Word. This email is send from the spoofed addresses and has the following body:
    Thank you for ordering from VOIP Inc.
    This message is to inform you that your order has been received and is currently being processed.
    Your order reference is 488910845598.
    You will need this in all correspondence.
    This receipt is NOT proof of purchase.
    We will send a printed invoice by mail to your billing address.
    You have chosen to pay by credit card. Your card will be charged for the amount
    of 805.74 USD and “VOIP Inc.”
    will appear next to the charge on your statement.
    Your purchase information appears below in the file.


The attached ZIP file has the name Order.zip and contains the 41 kB large file Order.Doc. The Order.Doc is a genuine Word document but the file contains a malicious macro feature. Once opening the Word document, instructions are given on how to enable the content and activate the -malicious- macro script... The downloader is known as W97M/Downloader, MO97:Downloader-DU, VBA/TrojanDownloader.Agent.AL, Trojan-Downloader:W32/Agent.DVCR, Trojan-Downloader.VBA.Agent or Trojan.Mdropper. At the time of writing, 8 of the 53 AV engines did detect the trojan downloader at Virus Total*..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408099896/
 

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:01 PM

FYI...

Fake Companies House Spam
- http://threattrack.t...ual-return-spam
Aug 19, 2014 - "Subjects Seen:
    (AR01) Annual Return received
Typical e-mail details:
    Thank you for completing a submission Reference # (9586474).
        (AR01) Annual Return
    Your unique submission number is 9586474
    Please quote this number in any communications with Companies House.
    Check attachment to confirm acceptance or rejection of this filing.


Malicious File Name and MD5:
    AR01_021434.scr (3324B40B5D213BEC291F9F86F0D80F64)
    AR01_021434.zip (7D65D78B6E35843B6FF3C4C46BAAC37A)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...ZubX1r6pupn.png

Tagged: Companies House, Upatre
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JPMorgan Chase Secure Message Spam
- http://threattrack.t...re-message-spam
Aug 19, 2014 - "Subjects Seen:
    Daily Report - August 19, 2014
Typical e-mail details:
   This is a secure, encrypted message.
    Desktop Users:
    Open the attachment (message_zdm.html) and follow the instructions.
    Mobile Users:
    Voltage secure mail is not currently supported on mobile devices. If you experience issues, please access your secure message from a fully functional browser.


Malicious URLs:
    192.241.124.71 /securemail/jpmchase.com/formpostdir/Java/Java_update.exe

Malicious File Name and MD5:
    message_zdm.html (550CB01F07DB2363437C8627697C6B1F)
    Java_update.exe (38d75db0a575891506b1ff0484a03cd0)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...JVOT1r6pupn.png

192.241.124.71: https://www.virustot...71/information/

Tagged: JPMorgan, Chase, Dyreza
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- http://myonlinesecur...9-2014-malware/
Aug 19 2014 - "'JPMorgan Chase & Co Daily Report – August 19, 2014' pretending to come from various names at @ jpmorgan .com is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... email looks like:

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...ust-19-2014.png

... the html attachment that comes with the email l0oks like the below and clicking the link hidden behind the Click to read message button leads to a fake Java_update.exe
> http://myonlinesecur...t-19-2014_2.png
Todays Date: Java_update.exe .. Current Virus total detections: 5/53*  
All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should -not- be run or opened..."
* https://www.virustot...12a96/analysis/
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Fake Evernote extension serves Ads
- https://blog.malware...advertisements/
Aug 19, 2014 - "... a Multiplug PUP that installs a -fake- Evernote browser extension. Fellow researchers can find the link to this sample on VirusTotal here*...
> https://blog.malware...8/cert_info.png
When you execute the PUP, it silently installs a web extension for the Google Chrome, Torch, and Comodo Dragon browsers. The extension takes the form of three obfuscated JavaScript files and one HTML file. The picture shows these files installed in Chrome’s extension directory on a Windows 7 PC.
> https://blog.malware...e_ext_files.png
... The extension that’s installed is called “Evernote Web,” just like the real extension from Evernote.com. When taking a look at the Chrome extensions page, we can see the extension installed there with the ID “lbfehkoinhhcknnbdgnnmjhiladcgbol,” just like the real Evernote Web extension.
> https://blog.malware...08/evernote.png
Clicking “Visit website” directs the user to the chrome webstore page for the actual Evernote Web extension. Chrome believes the real extension is installed, as verified by the Launch App button. When clicking this button with the fake extension installed, nothing happens, whereas normally the user is met with an Evernote log in screen.
> https://blog.malware...hrome_store.png
On the surface, it may seem like the pop ups and advertisements are coming from the websites themselves, but are in fact from the fake Evernote web extension.
Fortunately, removing the extension is a simple task. For Chrome users, simply visit the extensions page and click the picture of a garbage can, and you’re done. You also might want to run a free scan using your Antivirus or Anti-malware programs (like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) to make sure there wasn’t anything -else- added while you had the extension."
https://www.virustot...3fbf4/analysis/
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Fake Scotiabank SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
18 Aug 2014 - "Scotiabank New Instructions for International and local transfers pretending to come from Mallerlyn Bido <mallerlyn.bido@ scotiabank .com> is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email reads:
    Dear Clients
    Hereby we inform you that starting next Tuesday, August 19 all instructions of local and international transfers that are sent to our institution must be completed by a transfer form specifically allocated for the purpose, which will be replacing the letter instruction tend to complete.
    This new document has been implemented to meet international requirements and simultaneously control to make their operations safer.
    We take this opportunity to inform you that the operations of International Transfers can be made &#8203;&#8203;via our internet platform banking the need to complete these types of forms.
    Annex find the forms that apply to transfers in USD and EUR as well as the form used for ACH transfers manuals with some notes to use as a guide to complete. These templates can be saved for you with your details for future use.(See attached file: Outgoing Global.doc Form) (See attached file: Outgoing JPM.doc Form) (See attached file: Form ACH..doc) ...
Best regards,
Mallerlyn Bido | Gerente Soporte al Cliente | BSC ...


18 August 2014: New Instructions for International and Local transfers.zip ( 8kb) :
Extracts to New Instructions for International and Local transfers.exe
Current Virus total detections: 3/52* . This Scotiabank New Instructions for International and local transfers is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408393889/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 19 August 2014 - 06:49 PM.

This machine has no brain.
 ......... Use your own.
Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:58 AM

FYI...

Cryptolocker flogged on YouTube
- http://www.theregist...ged_on_youtube/
20 Aug 2014 - "Cryptolocker is being flogged over YouTube by vxers who have bought advertising space... researchers made the discovery while monitoring YouTube and website banners for instances where malware writers had actually purchased space to foist their wares on -unpatched- web users. The duo who will present at the upcoming Virus Bulletin 2014 conference in Seattle wrote in a paper advertisement networks was a viable way to flog virus and trojans. "We conclude that ad networks could be leveraged to aid, or even be substituted for current exploit kits," they said. Purchased ad space was a cheap and effective means of foisting browser malware allowing attackers to filter victims by language, location, and interests, VB reported. Malware contained in ads could be obfuscated and then unleashed once conditions like operating systems, browser versions and other elements were met.
> http://regmedia.co.u...19/tghfgh55.png
CryptoLocker surfaced in September distributed through Gameover ZeuS. It encrypted important files such as images and documents on compromised Windows machines before demanding that victim pay up to $500 in BitCoins within 72 hours for the private keys necessary to unlock files. CryptoLocker used AES symmetric cryptography to encrypt the files and encrypted the AES key with an RSA-2048 bit public key generated on its server side. It came as -malvertisers- were caught flinging malware over Yahoo! ad networks*...
> http://regmedia.co.u.../fghji87y6t.png
... Many excess ad spaces were flogged through affiliates which may accept advertisements without checking the authenticity of the buyer nor the code to be run. Even those that do could end up foisting malware if they failed to detect an attackers' code alterations made after the purchase in order to quietly slip in the malware. The research pair said there was very little advertising networks could do to prevent the attacks."
* http://www.theregist...hoo_ad_network/

> https://www.virusbtn...otovNavaraj.xml
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Fake Order SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...er-pdf-malware/
20 Aug 2014 - "'Order – PDF' which comes as an email with a subject of order-6539-8.20.2014.pdf ( where the number is random & the date changes daily is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... These emails have no body content and just a subject of order-6539-8.20.2014.pdf ( the number is random ) They appear to come from a load of common first names with weird characters form the second part of the alleged senders... previous post about this type of attack:
- http://myonlinesecur...chments-emails/
Today’s version although it pretends to be a PDF file is actually a zip file that probably either use some unknown exploit to extract it or the bad actors sending today’s malware have misconfigured the botnet sending it and it won’t automatically extract at all so users will be safe...
20 August 2014: order-6539-8.20.2014.pdf (84 kb) Extracts to order 8.20.2014.exe
Current Virus total detections for pdf is : 2/50* . Current Virus total detections for the extracted .exe : 2/53** . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408523288/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1408523722/
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'Reveton' ransomware adds powerful password stealer
- https://www.computer...assword_stealer
Aug 20, 2014 - ""A type of malware called Reveton, which -falsely- warns users they've broken the law and demands payment of a fine, has been -upgraded- with powerful password stealing functions, according to Avast*. Reveton is in a class of nasty programs known as "ransomware," which includes the notorious Cryptolocker program that encrypts a computer's files. The FBI issued a warning about Reveton in August 2012 after its Internet Crime Complaint Center was flooded with complaints. The malware often infects computers via drive-by download when a person visits a website rigged to automatically exploit software vulnerabilities. Users are helpless after the computer is locked, with Reveton demanding a few hundred dollars as ransom payable various web-money services... The version of Reveton analyzed by Avast also has another password stealer from the Papras family of malware. It's not as effective as Pony but can disable security programs, the company wrote on its blog*. This particular sample of Reveton was pre-programmed to search a web browser's history and cookies to see if the user had visited online sites of 17 German banks... Around February 2013, an ethnic Russian man was arrested in Dubai upon request of Spanish police for allegedly coordinating Reveton campaigns, netting... US$1.3 million. Ten other people were also arrested on money laundering charges for allegedly laundering the proceeds and transferring funds to Russia, according to Trend Micro**."
* http://blog.avast.co...rously-evolved/

** http://blog.trendmic...ivity-nabbed-2/
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Linux Trojan makes the jump to Windows
- http://www.theinquir...jump-to-windows
Aug 20 2014 - "... the original malware known as "Linux.Dnsamp" is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Trojan, which, according to the company blog*, transfers between Linux machines, altering the startup scripts, collecting and sending machine configuration data to the hackers' server and then running silently waiting for orders. Now it appears that the same hackers have ported the Trojan to run in Windows as "Trojan.Dnsamp.1"**. The Windows version gains entry to the system under the guise of a Windows Service Test called "My Test 1". It is then saved in the system folder of the infected machine under the name "vmware-vmx.exe". When triggered, just like its Linux counterpart, the Trojan sends system information back to the hackers' central server and then awaits the signal to start a DDoS attack or start downloading other malicious programs... Although the threat of malware is an everyday hazard to most computer users, to find an attack on Linux is much rarer, and to find any kind of malware that has been ported from one operating system to another is almost unheard of... Project Shield***, an initative designed to help smaller web servers fight off DDoS attacks."
* http://news.drweb.co...c=23&lng=en&p=1

** http://news.drweb.co...903&lng=en&c=14

*** https://projectshiel...hgoogle.com/en/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 20 August 2014 - 02:23 PM.

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Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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#1260 AplusWebMaster

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Posted Yesterday, 08:26 AM

FYI...

Tech Support SCAMS rip big brand security software with fake warnings
- https://blog.malware...-fake-warnings/
Aug 21 2014 - "... bogus tech support. If you are looking to download one of the popular antivirus or anti-malware product on the market, watch out before you click.
> https://blog.malware...AVs-965x395.png
Lookalike pages: Fraudsters have set up -fake- download pages that look incredibly like the authentic ones... Hijacked software: Each page links to a download, which of course is -not- the actual software...
> https://blog.malware...07/software.png
The purpose of these fake programs is to trick people into thinking something is wrong with their computers:
> https://blog.malware...14/07/error.png
The fake pages are hosted here:
hzzzp ://onlineinstanthelp .com/antivirus-download.html
hzzzp ://onlineinstanthelp .com/norton-us/download.html
hzzzp ://onlineinstanthelp .com/mcafee-us/download.html
hzzzp ://onlineinstanthelp .com/avg-us/download.html
hzzzp ://onlineinstanthelp .com/malwarebytes-us/download.html
hzzzp ://onlineinstanthelp .com/winzip-us/download.html
hzzzp ://onlineinstanthelp .com/lavasoft-us/download.html
The company providing ‘support’ is: wefixbrowsers .com ... We are reporting the sites to the registrar and passing on the LogMeIn codes so that interested parties can take appropriate actions. To avoid these -fake- installers, users should always go to the company’s official website..."
(More detail at the malwarebytes URL at the top.)

wefixbrowsers .com / 23.91.123.204: https://www.virustot...04/information/

onlineinstanthelp .com / 118.139.186.35: https://www.virustot...35/information/
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Fake HMRC SPAM - malware
- http://myonlinesecur...-onile-malware/
21 Aug 2014 - "'Helping your Business onile' pretending to come from 'HMRC Business Help and Education Emails' is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email looks like:

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...iness-onile.png

21 August 2014  Credit_file_961529461.zip ( 50 kb)... Current Virus total detections: 1/51*
...  targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day. Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should -not- be run or opened..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408620337/
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Fake Credit reference SPAM - word Doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
21 Aug 2014 - "'RE: Credit reference file request.(108278994)' is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email reads:
    Dear <REDACTED>
    You have obtain a copy of your credit reference file.
    We’re happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact us directly 24/7 .
    Lynn Buck.


21 August 2014: Credit_file_108278994.zip (52 kb): Extracts to Credit reference file.doc.scr
Current Virus total detections: 2/52*
21 August 2014: Credit_file_642094175.zip (85kb): Extracts to credit_reference_file.xls.scr
Current Virus total detections: 2/52*
This 'RE: Credit reference file request.(108278994)' is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper word file instead of the .scr executable file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408613742/
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JPMorgan customers targeted in phishing campaign
- http://www.reuters.c...N0GL20R20140821
Aug 21, 2014 - "Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email "phishing" campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus for stealing passwords from -other- institutions. The campaign, dubbed "Smash and Grab," was launched on Tuesday with a widely distributed email that urged recipients to click to view a secure message from JPMorgan, according to security researchers with corporate email provider Proofpoint Inc. JPMorgan, the No. 1 U.S. bank by assets, confirmed that spammers had launched a phishing campaign targeting its customers... the bank believes most of the spam was stopped by fraud filters at large Internet providers, adding that the email looked realistic because the attackers apparently used a screen grab from an authentic email sent by the bank. Users who click on a malicious link are asked to enter credentials for accessing accounts with JPMorgan. Even if they did not comply, the site attempted to automatically install the Dyre banking Trojan* on their PCs, according to Proofpoint. Dyre is a recently discovered piece of malware that seeks credentials from customers of Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, according to email security firm Phishme."
* http://blog.malcover...ou-need-to-know

> https://www.brainyqu...infr122731.html
"Distrust and caution are the parents of security" - Ben Franklin
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, Yesterday, 03:23 PM.

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Browser check for updates here.
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Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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#1261 AplusWebMaster

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Posted Today, 07:44 AM

FYI...

WordPress attacks exploiting XMLRPC
- http://myonlinesecur...loiting-xmlrpc/
Aug 22, 2014 - "We are experiencing Ongoing WordPress attacks exploiting XMLRPC. There appears to be a massive attack on WordPress sites today. So far I have had almost -1600- blocked attacks against ONE of my WordPress sites... Anybody using WordPress should make sure that they are plugged and use a good security system to prevent or -block- these attacks. It appears to be using the attack mentioned in this post:
> http://blog.sucuri.n...-wordpress.html
... -None- of the current wordpress security plugins will -block- this and you need to make sure that you have a strong random password on your admin account. The -only- way to block them is on the perimeter, that is use a firewall that blocks the offending IP numbers that are responsible for the attacks. They are all coming from other compromised servers or hacked users computers..."
(More detail at the URL's above.)
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Fake ADP 'Anti-Fraud Secure Update' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
22 Aug 2014 - "'ADP: August 22, 2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update' pretending to come from ADP_Netsecure@ adp .com  is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment... Email looks like:
Dear Valued ADP Client,
We are pleased to announce that ADP Payroll System released secure upgrades to your computer.
A new version of secure update is available.
Our development division strongly recommends you to download this software update.
It contains new features:
    The certificate will be attached to the computer of the account holder, which disables any fraud activity
    Any irregular activity on your account is detected by our safety centre
Download the attachment. Update will be automatically installed by double click.
We value our partnership with you and take pride in the confidence that you place in us to process payroll on your behalf. As always, your ADP Service Team is happy to assist with any questions you may have...


22 August 2014 : 2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update_08222014.zip (9kb)
Extracts to   2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update_08222014.exe
Current Virus total detections: 3/54* . This 'ADP: August 22, 2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update' is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1408710186/

- http://threattrack.t...aud-update-spam
22 Aug 2014 - "Subjects Seen:
    ADP: August 22, 2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update
Typical e-mail details:

Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...Ga8i1r6pupn.png

Malicious File Name and MD5:
    2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update_08222014.scr (840B3B6A714F7330706F0C19F99D5EB8)
    2014 Anti-Fraud Secure Update_08222014.zip (AB0D93E0952BDCE45D6E6494DF4D94AD)


Tagged: ADP, Upatre
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Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware Campaign
- https://www.us-cert....alware-Campaign
August 22, 2014 - "US-CERT is aware of Backoff malware compromising a significant number of -major-  enterprise networks as well as small and medium businesses. US-CERT encourages administrators and operators of Point-of-Sale systems to review the Backoff malware alert* to help determine if your network may be affected. Organizations that believe they have been infected with Backoff are also encouraged to contact their local US Secret Service Field Office."
* https://www.us-cert....lerts/TA14-212A
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"FlashPack" - add-on targets Japanese users, leads To exploit kit
- http://blog.trendmic...to-exploit-kit/
Aug 21, 2014 - "... In order to affect users, this particular exploit kit does -not- rely on spammed messages or compromised websites: instead, it uses a compromised website add-on. This particular add-on is used by site owners who want to add social media sharing buttons on their sites. All the site owner would have to do is add several lines of JavaScript code to their site’s design template. This code is freely available from the website of the add-on. The added script adds an overlay like this to the site’s pages:
Added share buttons:
> http://blog.trendmic.../08/toolbar.png
To do this, a JavaScript file on the home page of the add-on is loaded. This alone should raise red flags: it means that the site owner is loading scripts from an external server -not- under their control. It’s one thing if it loads scripts on trusted sites like Google, Facebook, or other well-known names; it’s another thing to load scripts on little-known servers with no name to protect. As it turns out, this script is being used for malicious purposes. On certain sites, instead of the original add-on script, the user is redirected to the script of FlashPack... loading the s.js file directly will simply load the “correct” script for the add-on. One site which, if found in the Referer header, will trigger the exploit kit is a well-known free blogging site in Japan. The exploit kit delivers various Flash -exploits- to -targeted- users... At least approximately 58,000 users have been affected by this attack, with more than 87% of these coming from Japan. The landing pages of the exploit kit are hosted in servers in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Russia.
Number of hits by country from August 1 to 17
> http://blog.trendmic...-Country-01.jpg
How can users and site owners prevent these attacks? Site owners should be very cautious about adding add-ons to their site that rely on externally hosted scripts. As shown in this attack, they are trivial to use in malicious activities. In addition, they can slow the site down as well. Alternatives that host the script on the same server as the site itself are preferable. This incident illustrates for end users the importance of keeping-software-patched. The vulnerability we mentioned above has been fixed for half-a-year. Various auto-update mechanisms exist which can keep Flash up-to-date..."
 

:ph34r: :ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, Today, 02:29 PM.

This machine has no brain.
 ......... Use your own.
Browser check for updates here.
YOU need to defend against -all- vulnerabilities.
Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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