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#1301 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:24 AM

FYI...

Fake Amazon SPAM - Word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
13 Oct 2014 - "'Your Amazon.co.uk order #} random letters and numbers' pretending to come from AMAZON .CO.UK <order@ amazon .co.uk> and all being sent to 1122@ eddfg .com with a bcc to your email address is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...n_order_Oct.png

13 October 2014 : 575-3010892-0992746.doc  Current Virus total detections: 0/54*
Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is -NEVER- open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it... The best way is to just delete the unexpected zip and not risk any infection."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413181748/

- http://blog.dynamoo....-spam-with.html
13 Oct 2014
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Fake BankLine SPAM - malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....ceived-new.html
13 Oct 2014 - "A couple of unimaginative spam emails leading to a malicious payload.

   You have received a new secure message from BankLine
    From:     Bankline [secure.message@ bankline .com]
    Date:     13 October 2014 12:48
    Subject:     You have received a new secure message from BankLine
    You have received a secure message.
    Read your secure message by following the link ...
    You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it...

     You've received a new fax
    From:     Fax [fax@ victimdomain .com]
    Date:     13 October 2014 13:07
    Subject:     You've received a new fax
    New fax at SCAN2166561 from EPSON by https ://victimdomain .com
    Scan date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:07:31 +0800
    Number of pages: 2
    Resolution: 400x400 DPI
    (Dropbox Drive is a file hosting service operated by Google, Inc.)


Clicking the link downloads document_312_872_pdf.zip from the target site which in turn contains a malicious executable document_312_872_pdf.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 3/54*... Also dropped are a couple of executables, egdil.exe (VT 2/54**, Malwr report) and twoko.exe (VT 6/55***, Malwr report).
Recommended blocklist:
94.75.233.13
144.76.220.116
85.25.152.238
carcomputer .co.uk
phyccess .com
hotelnuovo .com
wirelesssolutionsny .com
isc-libya .com
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413208781/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1413210259/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1413210280/
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Barclaycard phishing ...
- http://myonlinesecur...shing-attempts/
13 Oct 2014 - "We are seeing quite a few Barclaycard phishing attempts today trying to get your Barclaycard details. These are not very well crafted and look nothing like any genuine Barclaycard emails. Do -not- click any links in these emails. Hover your mouse over the links and you will see  a web address that isn’t Barclaycard. Immediately delete the email and the safest way to make sure that it isn’t a genuine email from Barclaycard is to type the Barclaycard web address in your browser. and then log in to the account that way...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...shing-email.png

... using what look like they are hijacked/compromised subdomains of a real website. All of them use a random subdomain and then the website name and then /clients/? The site looks like:
> http://myonlinesecur...ishing-site.png
Following the link in this Barclaycard or other spoofed emails  takes you  to a website that looks exactly like the real Barclaycard site.  You are then through loads of steps to input a lot of private and personal information. Not only  will this information enable them to clear out & use your Barclaycard account, but also your Bank Account, and potentially your email details and webspace (if you have it). They want enough information to completely impersonate you and your identity not only in cyberspace but in real life..."
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Fake Bank application SPAM - malware
- http://www.hoax-slay...are-email.shtml
Oct 13 2014 - "Email purporting to be from First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) claims that your account application has been received and invites you to open an -attached- file to view documents about your application:
Re: Applicant #9908541042
Hello,
Your application for an FNBO Direct account has been received. As an FNBO Direct customer, not only will you receive an exceptional interest rate, you can be confident your accounts are held by a bank established in values of trust, integrity, and security.
Please find in the attached document information concerning your application.
Copyright © 2014 FNBO Direct, a division of First National Bank of Omaha. All Rights Reserved. Deposit Accounts are offered by First National Bank of Omaha,
Member FDIC. Deposits are insured to the maximum permitted by law.
P.O. Box 3707, Omaha, NE 68103-0707
For information on FNBO Direct's privacy policy, please visit [Link removed]
Email ID: A0963.6

(Email included attached file with the name: 'FNBO_Direct_application_9908541042.zip')

According to this email, which claims to be from First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), your application for an FNBO Direct account has been received. The message advises that information about your application is contained in an -attached- document... it masquerades as a seemingly legitimate business message and uses the name of a real company... the attached .zip file... contains a .exe file. Clicking the .exe file would install a trojan on your computer... do -not- open any attachments or click any links that it contains. You can report fraudulent FNBO emails via the reporting address on the bank's website*."
* https://www.fnbodire...ail-fraud.fhtml
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Fake FedEx SPAM
- http://blog.mxlab.eu...ontains-trojan/
Oct 12, 2014 - "... intercepted a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “Your Payment Invoice Slip”. This email is send from the -spoofed- address “info@ ukboxingstore .co.uk” and has the following body:
    Dear customer.
    A parcel was sent to your home address.
    And it will arrive within 3 business day.
    More information and the tracking number are attached in the document.
    Please do not respond to this message. This email was sent from an unattended mailbox.
    This report was generated at approximately GMT on 06/10/2014.
    To learn more about FedEx Express, please visit our website at fedex.com.
    All weights are estimated.
    To track the latest status of your shipment, View on the tracking number on the attached document
    This tracking update has been sent to you by FedEx on the behalf of the Request or noted above.
    FedEx does not validate the authenticity of the requestor and does not validate,
    guarantee or warrant the authenticity of the request, the requestor’s message, or the accuracy of this tracking update...
    Thank you for your business.
    FedEx Customer Service


The attached ZIP file has the name FEDEX SHIPPING NOTIFICATION (1).zip and contains the 396 kB large file XXXX.exe. The trojan is known as TR/Dropper.Gen8, a variant of Win32/Injector.BNJA, HB_Ispi or Win32:Malware-gen. At the time of writing, 5 of the 55 AV engines did detect the trojan at VirusTotal*..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413096741/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 13 October 2014 - 02:06 PM.

This machine has no brain.
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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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#1302 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:01 AM

FYI...

Fake DOC attachment SPAM - malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....lease-open.html
14 Oct 2014 - "This spam comes with a malicious DOC attachment:

    From:     Anna [ºžô õö?ǯ#-øß {qYrÝsØ l½:ž±þ EiÉ91¤É¤y$e| p‹äŒís' ÀQtÃ#7 þ–¿åoù[þ–¿åoù[þ–¿åoù[þ–¿åÿ7 å{˜x|%S;ÖUñpbSË‘ý§B§i…¾«¿¨` Òf ¶ò [no-reply@ bostonqatar .net]
    Date:     14 October 2014 11:09
    Subject:     Your document
    To view your document, please open attachment.


The "From" field in the samples I have seen seems to be a random collection of characters. The DOC attachment is also randomly named in the format document_9639245.doc. This word document contains a malicious macro [pastebin] which downloads an additional component from pro-pose-photography .co.uk/fair/1.exe. The DOC file has a VirusTotal detection rate of 0/55* and the EXE file is just 2/54** ... UPDATE: among other things the malware drops the executable pefe.exe with a detection rate of 3/55***..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413281775/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1413283670/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1413287366/

- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
14 Oct 2014 - "... The email is very plain, simple and terse and just says:

To view your document, please open attachment.

14 October 2014: document_1720781.doc Current Virus total detections: 0/55* ..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413281933/
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Fake Sales Order SPAM - word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
14 Oct 2014 - "'Sales Order Number SON1410-000183' pretending to come from mail@ firwood .co.uk is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
    <html>
    <body bgcolor=”#FFFFFF”>
    <table width=”750″ border=”0″>
    <tr>
    <td>
    <font face=”verdana” size=”2″></font>
    <br><br>
    <font face=”verdana” size=”2″>Please find the attached document a summary
    of which is below:</font>
    </td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    <table width=”750″ border=”0″> ...
        </table>
    <font face=”verdana” size=”2″>Regards </br></br><B>Firwood Paints Ltd
    </B></br>Oakenbottom Road </br>Bolton BL2 6DP   England </br></br>Tel +44
    (0)1204 525231 </br>Fax +44 (0)1204 362522 </br>e mail mail@firwood.co.uk
    </br></font>
    </body>
    </html>
    Automated mail message produced by DbMail.
    Registered to X3 – Sage North America, License EDM2013051.
    This message has been scanned for viruses by BlackSpider MailControl ...


14 October 2014: Extracts to: SON141000-000183.pdf.exe
Current Virus total detections: 13/54* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper word .doc 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/1413274440/
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YouTube Ads lead to Exploit Kits ...
- http://blog.trendmic...hit-us-victims/
Oct 14, 2014 - "Malicious ads are a common method of sending users to sites that contain malicious code. Recently, however, these ads have showed up on a new attack platform: YouTube. Over the past few months, we have been monitoring a malicious campaign that used malicious ads to direct users to various malicious sites. Users in the United States have been affected almost exclusively, with more than 113,000 victims in the United States alone over a 30-day period.
Countries affected by this malicious ad campaign:
> http://blog.trendmic...14/10/malad.jpg
Recently, we saw that this campaign was showing up in ads via YouTube as well. This was a worrying development: not only were malicious ads showing up on YouTube, they were on videos with more than 11 million views – in particular, a music video uploaded by a high-profile record label. The ads we’ve observed do not -directly- lead to malicious sites from YouTube. Instead, the traffic passes through two advertising sites, suggesting that the cybercriminals behind this campaign bought their traffic from legitimate ad providers. In order to make their activity look legitimate, the attackers used the -modified- DNS information of a Polish government site. The attackers did not compromise the actual site; instead they were able to change the DNS information by adding subdomains that lead to their own servers. (How they were able to do this is unclear.) The traffic passes through two -redirection- servers (located in the Netherlands) before ending up at the malicious server, located in the United States. The exploit kit used in this attack was the Sweet Orange exploit kit. Sweet Orange is known for using four vulnerabilities, namely:
    CVE-2013-2460 – Java
    CVE-2013-2551 – Internet Explorer
    CVE-2014-0515 - Flash
    CVE-2014-0322 – Internet Explorer
Based on our analyses of the campaign, we were able to identify that this version of Sweet Orange uses vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The URL of the actual payload constantly changes, but they all use subdomains on the same Polish site mentioned earlier. However, the behavior of these payloads are identical. The final payloads of this attack are  variants of the KOVTER malware family, which are detected as TROJ_KOVTER.SM. This particular family is known for its use in various ransomware attacks, although they lack the encryption of more sophisticated attacks like Cryptolocker. The websites that TROJ_KOVTER.SM accesses in order to display the fake warning messages are no longer accessible. Users who keep their systems up to date will not affected by this attack, as Microsoft released a patch for this particular vulnerability in May 2013. We recommend that read and apply the software security advisories by vendors like Microsoft, Java, and Adobe, as old vulnerabilities are still being exploited by attackers. Applying the necessary patches is essential part of keeping systems secure..."
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 14 October 2014 - 09:34 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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#1303 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 06:52 AM

FYI...

Fake delivery SPAM - word doc malware ...
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
15 Oct 2014 - "An email pretending that you have purchased an unspecified item from an unspecified store saying 'This is to inform you that the package is on its way to you' coming from random email addresses is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
     Thank you for buying at our store!
    Date ordered: October 14 2014
    This is to inform you that the package is on its way to you. We also included delivery file to your shipping address.
    Payment Nr : 7795816097 Order total : 527.54 USD Delivery date : 10/ 22th 2014.
    Please review the attached document.


15 October 2014: 0048898757_order _doc.zip: Extracts to: 0048898757_order _doc.exe
Current Virus total detections: 7/54* . This 'This is to inform you that the package is on its way to you' is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper word doc 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/1413361301/
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Fake 'Shipping Info' SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....-spam-uses.html
15 Oct 2014 - "This fake shipping spam contains malware.. although it appears that it may be buggy and might not install properly.

Screenshot: https://3.bp.blogspo...ipping-info.png

The link in the email goes to https ://www.google .com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fcopy.com%2FEl9fd4VfLkfN%2FTrackShipment_0351.PDF.scr%3Fdownload%3D1&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNE0-3UrX7jNPzSGYodsQVzmBhrwMA which bounces through Google and then downloads a malicious executable TrackShipment_0351.PDF.scr which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 4/54*... What I think is meant to happen is that a malicious script that has been disguising itself as a GIF file which then renames a component Gl.png to Gl.exe and then attempts to execute it... This executable has a VirusTotal detection rate of 2/53**. It bombs out of automated analysis tools... possibly because it is being executed with the wrong parameters. It also opens a seemingly legitimate PDF file (VT 0/54***) which is designed to look like a Commercial Invoice, presumably to mask the fact that it is doing something malicious in the background.
> https://4.bp.blogspo...cal-invoice.png
If you opened a file similar to this and you saw a PDF with a blank Commercial Invoice like the one pictured above, then you've probably been -infected- by the executable running in the background."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413383394/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1413384221/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1413384174/
___

Fake Paypal SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
15 Oct 2014 - "'Transaction not complete' pretending to come from PayPal is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:

     Unable to complete your most recent Transaction.
    Currently your transaction has a pending status.
    If the transaction was made by mistake please contact our customer service.
    For more details please see attached payment receipt .


15 October 2014: Transaction25765048.zip: Extracts to: Transaction_21633987.scr
Current Virus total detections: 7/54* . This 'Transaction not complete' pretending to come from PayPal 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/1413387437/

 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 15 October 2014 - 04:23 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 16 October 2014 - 03:17 PM

FYI...

Fake Bank SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....t-complete.html
16 Oct 2016 - "This fake Barclays spam leads to malware.
    From:     Barclays Bank [Barclays@email .barclays .co.uk]
    Date:     16 October 2014 12:48
    Subject:     Transaction not complete
    Unable to complete your most recent Transaction.
    Currently your transaction has a pending status. If the transaction was made by mistake please contact our customer service.
    For more details please download payment receipt below...


Clicking on the link downloads a file document23_pdf.zip containing a malicious executable document23_pdf.scr which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 4/54*. The Malwr report shows that it reaches out to the following URLs:
http ://188.165.214.6 :12302/1610uk1/HOME/0/51-SP3/0/
http ://188.165.214.6 :12302/1610uk1/HOME/1/0/0/
http ://188.165.214.6 :12302/1610uk1/HOME/41/5/1/
http ://jwoffroad .co.uk/img/t/1610uk1.osa
In my opinion 188.165.214.6 (OVH, France) is an excellent candidate to -block- or monitor. It also drops two executables, bxqyy.exe (VT 5/54** ...) and ldplh.exe (VT 1/51*** ...)."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413462043/
... Behavioural information
DNS requests
jwoffroad .co.uk (88.208.252.216)
TCP connections
188.165.214.6: https://www.virustot....6/information/
88.208.252.216: https://www.virustot...16/information/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1413462507/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1413462517/
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Many .su and .ru domains leading to malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....leading-to.html
16 Oct 2016 - "These sites lead to some sort of malware. The presence of .SU domains hosted on what looks like a botnet is probably all you need to know.... recommend watching out for these..."
(Long list at the dynamoo URL above.)

- https://www.abuse.ch/?p=3581

- http://blog.dynamoo....s-to-block.html
"The obsolete .su (Soviet Union) domain is usually a tell-tale sign..."

___

Fake Invoice SPAM
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
16 Oct 2016 - "'RE: Invoice #4023390' pretending to come from Sage Accounting < Alfonso.Williamson@ sage-mail .com >is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:

     Please see attached copy of the original invoice.

16 October 2014: Invoice_4017618.zip: Extracts to: Invoice_4017618.exe
Current Virus total detections: 5/54* . This RE: Invoice #4023390 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/1413490281/
... Behavioural information
DNS requests
lewis-teck .co.uk (5.77.44.47)
TCP connections
188.165.214.6: https://www.virustot....6/information/
5.77.44.47: https://www.virustot...47/information/
___

FBI warns of Chinese cyber campaign
- http://www.washingto...0453_story.html
Oct 15, 2014 - "The FBI on Wednesday issued a private warning to industry that a group of highly skilled Chinese government hackers was in the midst of a long-running campaign to steal valuable data from U.S. companies and government agencies. “These state-sponsored hackers are exceedingly stealthy and agile by comparison with the People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398... whose activity was publicly disclosed and attributed by security researchers in February 2013,” said the FBI in its alert, which referred to a Chinese military hacker unit exposed in a widely publicized report by the security firm Mandiant... The group, the FBI said, has deployed at least four “zero-day exploits” or hacking tools based on previously unknown flaws in Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which reflects a considerable degree of prowess as zero-day flaws are difficult to find in software. The bureau’s nine-page alert contained some “indicators of compromise” that companies could use to determine if they have been hacked by the group..."
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 16 October 2014 - 07:52 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 17 October 2014 - 05:41 AM

FYI...

Fake Sage Invoice SPAM - malware
- http://blog.dynamoo....am-spreads.html
17 Oct 2014 - "This -fake- Sage email spreads malware using a service called Cubby, whatever that is.

Screenshot: https://2.bp.blogspo...s1600/sage3.png

Despite appearances, the link in the email (in this case) actually goes to https ://www.cubbyusercontent .com/pl/Invoice_032414.zip/_8deb77d3530f43be8a3166544b8fee9d and it downloads a file Invoice_032414.zip. This in turn contains a malicious executable Invoice_032414.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 3/53*. The Malwr report shows HTTP conversations with the following URLs:
http :// 188.165.214.6 :15600/1710uk3/HOME/0/51-SP3/0/
http :// 188.165.214.6 :15600/1710uk3/HOME/1/0/0/
http :// 188.165.214.6 :15600/1710uk3/HOME/41/5/1/
http :// tonysenior .co.uk/images/IR/1710uk3.osa
188.165.214.6 is (not surprisingly) allocated to OVH France. In turn, it drops an executable bcwyw.exe (VT 6/54**...) which communicates with 66.102.253.25 (a China Telecom address located in the US in a Rackspace IP range) and also moxbk.exe (VT 1/52***...).
Recommended blocklist:
188.165.214.6
66.102.253.25
tonysenior .co.uk
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413539374/
... Behavioural information
DNS requests
tonysenior .co.uk (66.7.214.212)
TCP connections
188.165.214.6: https://www.virustot....6/information/
66.7.214.212: https://www.virustot...12/information/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1413540238/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1413540261/
___

Fake 'SalesForce Security Update' SPAM – malware
- http://myonlinesecur...update-malware/
17 Oct 2014 - "'October 17, 2014 SalesForce Security Update' pretending to come from SalesForce .com <no-reply@ salesforce .com> is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The malware inside this zip file is at this time -undetected- by any antivirus on Virus Total* and to make it much worse the Virus Total engine tries to tell you that the file is Probably harmless! There are strong indicators suggesting that this file is safe to use. This is an even bigger problem than it normally would be because of the recent Poodle bug and servers consequently changing their encryption routines to remove the vulnerable SSLv3 version from being used. It is eminently believable that you might need to change the SSL certificate on your browser to comply with the new behaviour if you are not a security or network IT specialist. This is obviously -wrong- and this type of malware that disguises itself as a legitimate file and can apparently conceal the malicious functions from an antivirus scan and make it believe it is innocent is very worrying. The MALWR analysis doesn’t show -anything- wrong and doesn’t show any network connections or other files downloaded. Anubis also comes up with a -nothing- on this one... a couple of manual analysis done by Virus total** users who find it -is- malicious... drops this file which -is- detected... Our friends at TechHelpList(1) have done an analysis on this one which clearly shows its bad behaviour and what it connects to and downloads...
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413556548/

** https://www.virustot...3c241/analysis/

1) https://techhelplist...ty-update-virus

The email looks like:
  Dear client,
     You are receiving this notification because your Salesforce SSL certificate has expired.
    In order to continue using Salesforce.com, you are required to update your digital certificate.
     Download the attached certificate. Update will be automatically installed by double click.
     According to our Terms and Conditions, failing to renew the SSL certificate will result in account suspension or cancelation...  Thank you for using Salesforce .com


17 October 2014: cert_update.zip: Extracts to: cert_update.scr
Current Virus total detections: 0/52* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like an icon of a white & red circular arrow 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/1413556548/
___

Fake eFax SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....60204-spam.html
17 Oct 2014 - "This fake eFax spam leads to malware:
    From:     eFax [message@ inbound .claranet .co.uk]
    Date:     17 October 2014 11:36
    Subject:     eFax message from "02086160204" - 1 page(s), Caller-ID: 208-616-0204
    Fax Message [Caller-ID: 208-616-0204]
    You have received a 1 page fax at 2014-10-17 09:34:48 GMT.
    * The reference number for this fax is lon2_did11-4056638710-9363579926-02.
    Please visit... to  view  this message in full...


The link in the email goes to some random hacked WordPress site or other with a URL with a format similar to the following:
http ://tadarok .com/wp-content/themes/deadline/mess.html
http ://107.170.219.47 /wp-content/themes/inove/mess.html
http ://dollfacebeauty .com.au/wp-content/themes/landscape/mess.html
Then (if your user agent and referrer are correct) it goes to a -fake- eFax page at http ://206.253.165.76 :8080/ord/ef.html which does look pretty convincing. (Incidentally if the UA or referrer are not right you seem to get dumped on a pills site of naturaldietpills4u .com).

Screenshot: https://1.bp.blogspo...s1600/efax2.png

The download link goes to  http ://206.253.165.76 :8080/ord/FAX_20141008_1412786088_26.zipwhich is a ZIP file containing a malicious executable FAX_20141008_1412786088_26.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 4/54*... Recommended blocklist:
107.170.19.156
212.59.117.207
206.253.165.76
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413545028/  
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Fake Virgin Media SPAM - phish/malware
- http://myonlinesecur...-media-malware/
17 Oct 2014 - "An email with a subject of 'Help & Advice – Virgin Media' pretending to come from Virgin Media  is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
    Virgin Media Automated Billing Reminder
    Date 17th October 2014
    This e-mail has been sent you by Virgin Media to inform you that we were  unable to process your most recent payment of bill. This might be due to one of the following reasons:
        A recent change in your personal information such as Name or address.
        Your Credit or Debit card has expired.
        Insufficient funds in your account.
        Cancellation of Direct Debit agreement.
        Your Card issuer did not authorize this transaction.
    To avoid Service interruption you will need to update your billing profile, failure to update your profile may lead in service cancellation and termination.
    Please click on the link below to login to e-Billing. You will need to login using your primary E-mail address...


 Be very careful with email attachments. -All- of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments or follow the links... -Never- just blindly click on the file in your email program. Always save the file to your downloads folder, so you can check it first. Most ( if not all) malicious files that are attached to emails will have a -faked- extension..."
___

More Free Facebook Hacks ...
- https://blog.malware...surface-online/
Oct 16, 2014 - "... more sites claiming to offer hacking services that target Facebook users. The sites are:
    fbwand(dot)com
> https://blog.malware...4/10/fbwand.png

    hackfbaccountlive(dot)com
> https://blog.malware...accountlive.png

One starts off by entering the profile URL of the Facebook user account (the target) he/she wants to hack. The site then makes him/her believe that an -actual- hacking is ongoing, firstly, by retrieving and displaying specific information from Facebook’s Graph Search*, such as user ID, user name, and a large version of the profile photo, to the page; and, secondly, by providing the attacker the progress of completion of each hacking attempt. Below are screenshots of these attempts, beginning with purportedly fetching the target’s email ID:
> https://blog.malware...erify.png?w=564
After a successful “hack”, the site informs the attacker that they have created an account for them on the website, complete with a generated user name and password, and that they have to log in to their accounts to retrieve the target’s Facebook account details. Just when it seems too easy, the attacker sees this upon logging in:
> https://blog.malware...ckers-panel.png
He/She is instructed to unlock the details in two ways. One is to share a generated referral link to their social networks (particularly Facebook and/or Twitter) in order to get 15 visitors to click it... Although it’s true that no website is perfectly secure one must not attempt to hack into them nor break into someone else’s online profile. These are illegal acts. Sites marketing themselves as free, user-friendly hacking-as-a-service (HaaS) tool, such as those I mentioned here, generally takes advantage of user distrust against someone and profits on it, promising big but deliver nothing in the end. Avoid them at all cost."
* https://www.facebook...out/graphsearch
___

Ebola Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns
- https://www.us-cert....lware-Campaigns
Oct 16, 2014 - "... protect against email scams and cyber campaigns using the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a theme. Phishing emails may contain links that direct users to websites which collect personal information such as login credentials, or contain malicious attachments that can infect a system. Users are encouraged to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves:
- Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages.
- Maintain up-to-date antivirus software..."
___

CUTWAIL Spambot Leads to UPATRE-DYRE Infection
- http://blog.trendmic...dyre-infection/
Oct 16, 2014 - "... new spam attack disguised as invoice message notifications was recently seen spreading the UPATRE malware, that ultimately downloads its final payload- a BANKER malware related to the DYREZA/DYRE banking malware... In early October we observed a surge of spammed messages sent by the botnet CUTWAIL/PUSHDO, totaling to more than 18,000 messages seen in a single day. CUTWAIL/PUSHDO has been in the wild since as early as 2007 and was considered one of the biggest spam botnets in 2009. We spotted some spammed emails that disguise itself as invoice message notifications or “new alert messages” from various companies and institutions.
Screenshot of spammed messages related to CUTWAIL/PUSHDO:
> http://blog.trendmic...ail_samples.jpg
Top spam sending countries for this CUTWAIL spam run:
> http://blog.trendmic...ountries-01.jpg
... Based on our 1H 2014 spam report, UPATRE is the top malware seen in spam emails. With its continuously developing techniques, UPATRE remains as one of most prevalent malware today. Examples of newer UPATRE techniques are its ability to use password-protected archives as attachments, and abuse of online file storage platform, Dropbox in order to bypass spam filters.
Top malware distributed via spam as of August 2014:
> http://blog.trendmic...pambot_fig1.jpg
... in this attack, this UPATRE variant, TROJ_UPATRE.YYJS downloads the final payload, TSPY_BANKER.COR, which is related to DYREZA/DYRE banking malware. The DYREZA malware is a banking malware with the following capabilities:
- Performs man-in-the-middle attacks via browser injections
- Steals banking credentials and monitors online banking session/transactions
- Steals browser snapshots and other information
Based on our analysis, TSPY_BANKER.COR connects to several websites to receive and send information. Given this series of malware infections, affected systems also run the risk of having their sensitive data stolen (such as banking credentials data) in order to be used for other future attacks. Apart from the risk of stolen information, this spam attack also highlights the risk of traditional threats (like spam) being used as a vehicle for -other- advanced malware to infect systems. This may consequently even lead to infiltrating an entire enterprise network... We highly recommend that users take extra caution when dealing with emails that contain attachments and URLs in the email body. Ensure that the domains are legitimate and take note of the company name indicated in the email. Another tip is to steer clear of suspicious-looking archive files attached to emails, such as those ending in .ZIP, or .RAR. UPATRE is also known to use email templates through DocuSign with emails that come in the form of -bank- notifications, -court- notices, and -receipts- ..."
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WhatsApp Spam
- http://threattrack.t...8/whatsapp-spam
Oct 16, 2014 - "Subjects Seen:
    Voice Message Notification
Typical e-mail details:
    You have a new voicemail!
    Details:
    Time of Call: Oct-13 2014 06:02:04
    Lenth of Call: 07sec


Malicious URLs:
    p30medical .com/dirs.php?rec=LLGIAmEUFLipINmiPz4S0g
Malicious File Name and MD5:
    VoiceMail.zip (713A7D2A9930B786FE31A603CD06B196)
    VoiceMail.exe (2B7E9FC5A65FE6927A84A35B5FEAC062)


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...SYyI1r6pupn.png

Tagged: Whatsapp, Kuluoz
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 17 October 2014 - 01:15 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 18 October 2014 - 10:57 PM

FYI...

Evil network: 5.135.230.176/28 - OVH
- http://blog.dynamoo....-ovh-eldar.html
18 Oct 2014 - "These domains are currently hosted or have recently been hosted on 5.135.230.176/28 and all appear to be malicious in some way, in particular some of them have been hosting the Angler EK* (hat tip)... 5.135.230.176/28 is an OVH IP range allocated to what might be a ficticious customer:
organisation:   ORG-EM25-RIPE
org-name:       eldar mahmudov
org-type:       OTHER
address:        ishveran 9
address:        75003 paris
address:        FR
e-mail:         mahmudik@ hotmail .com
abuse-mailbox:  mahmudik@ hotmail .com
phone:          +33.919388845
mnt-ref:        OVH-MNT
mnt-by:         OVH-MNT
changed:        noc@ ovh .net 20140621
source:         RIPE
There appears to be nothing legitimate at all in this IP address range, I strongly recommend that you -block-  traffic going to it."
* http://malware-traff...0/06/index.html

Diagnostic page for AS16276 (OVH)
- https://www.google.c...c?site=AS:16276
"... over the past 90 days, 4009 site(s)... resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google tested a site on this network was on 2014-10-18, and the last time suspicious content was found was on 2014-10-18... we found 543 site(s) on this network... that appeared to function as intermediaries for the infection of 4498 other site(s)... We found 1150 site(s)... that infected 2883 other site(s)..."
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malwr
- https://malwr.com/
Oct. 19, 2014 - "Last Comments:
Malware.     
222.236.47.53:8080 195.206.7.69:443 46.55.222.24:8080 162.144.60.252:8080 91.212.253.253:443 95.141.32.134:8080
"
- https://malwr.com/about/ >> http://www.shadowserver.org/ *

- 222.236.47.53: https://www.virustot...53/information/
- 195.206.7.69: https://www.virustot...69/information/
- 46.55.222.24: https://www.virustot...24/information/
- 162.144.60.252: https://www.virustot...52/information/
- 91.212.253.253: https://www.virustot...53/information/
- 95.141.32.134: https://www.virustot...34/information/

Bot Count Graphs
* https://www.shadowse...ountYearly#toc1
Page last modified on Sunday, 19 October 2014
___

- http://blog.dynamoo....-spam-uses.html
17 Oct 2014
... ShippingLable_HSDAPDF.scr
- https://www.virustot...sis/1413566277/
... Comments:
Full list of CnCs:
5.135.28.118: https://www.virustot...18/information/
185.20.226.41: https://www.virustot...41/information/
5.63.155.195: https://www.virustot...95/information/
___

RIG Exploit Kit Dropping CryptoWall 2.0
- http://www.threattra...cryptowall-2-0/
Oct 17, 2014 - "... observed spammers exploiting vulnerable WordPress links to -redirect- users to servers hosting the RIG Exploit Kit, which takes advantage of any number of vulnerabilities in unpatched Silverlight, Flash, Java and other applications to drop CryptoWall 2.0... nasty updated version of CryptoWall, which has built up steam since the disruption of CryptoLocker. Once infected with CryptoWall 2.0, users’ files are encrypted and held for ransom. The spammers behind this latest campaign seem to be the same crew behind a recent wave of eFax spam reported over at Dynamoo’s Blog*... The campaign Dynamoo revealed is being hosted side-by-side on the same server as the RIG Exploit Kit: hxxp ://206.253.165.76 :8080. The exploit redirector is hxxp ://206.253.165.76 :8080/ord/rot.php. And the spam Dynamoo reported is hxxp ://206.253.165.76 :8080/ord/ef.html... The exploit redirector is hxxp :// 206.253.165.76 :8080/ord/rot.php... malicious link loads a RIG Exploit Kit landing page to exploit any of its targeted vulnerabilities to drop CryptoWall 2.0. The MD5 of the sample analyzed is 8cc0ccec8483dcb9cfeb88dbe0184402 ..."
* http://blog.dynamoo....60204-spam.html

206.253.165.76: https://www.virustot...76/information/
 

:ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 19 October 2014 - 02:35 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 October 2014 - 06:46 AM

FYI...

Fake 'unpaid invoice' SPAM - xls malware
- http://myonlinesecur...el-xls-malware/
20 Oct 2014 - "An email pretending to be an unpaid invoice and threatening court action with a subject of 'Acorn Engineering Limited trading' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
   Acorn-Maintenance-Engineering-logo...
    October 20, 2014
    Head Office
    Acorn Engineering Limited trading
    as Acorn Maintenance
    Acorn House
    20 Wellcroft Road
    Slough
    Berkshire
    SL1 4AQ
    Tel: 01753 386 073
    Fax: 01753 409 672
    Dear ...
    Reference: 48771955-A8
    Court action will be the consequence of your ignoring this letter.
    Despite our telephone calls on October 10 and our letters of September 25, 2014 and October 20, 2014, and your promise to pay, payment of your account has still not been received. If full payment is not received by October 22, 2014 court action will be taken against your company.
    If you allow this to happen you will incur court costs and you may forfeit your company’s credit status because the name of your company will be recorded by the major credit reference agencies. This may deter others from supplying you.
    You are also being charged debt recovery costs and statutory interest of 8% above the reference rate (fixed for the six month period within which date the invoices became overdue) pursuant to the late payment legislation.
    To stop this from happening please pay in full now the overdue invoice which is also attached to this letter.
    Yours truly,
    signature-Mishenko.gif (626?272)
    Nadine Cox,
    Accountant
    Acorn Engineering Limited
    Enclosure (Attachment)


20 October 2014: Copy4313_B0.zip: Extracts to: Invoice_7380901925299.xls.exe
Current Virus total detections: 3/54* . This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper Microsoft Excel xls 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/1413800273/
___

Fake PDF invoice SPAM
- http://www.symantec....more-you-expect
Oct 20, 2014 - "... Over the past week, Symantec has observed a spam campaign involving suspicious emails that masquerade as unpaid invoices. However, these suspicious emails come with a nasty surprise attached in the form of a malicious .pdf file.
Malicious .pdf file attached to suspicious email:
> http://www.symantec....031/Fig1_19.png
While these invoices may appear to be legitimate because the sender’s email address may be associated with a major company, the emails contain spelling errors in the subject line and the body of the email contains just one line of text. Most business emails contain a personal greeting to the recipient and the sender’s signature, but these emails have neither. These signs should serve as warnings to users that the email is not what it claims to be. The attached .pdf file has malicious shellcode hidden inside of it that will be executed when opened with a vulnerable version of Adobe Reader... attackers are trying to exploit the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Unspecified Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2013-2729) by triggering the vulnerability while parsing the crafted Bitmap encoded image... The embedded shellcode acts as a downloader which downloads a malicious executable file (Infostealer.Dyranges) from a remote location. The downloaded malware attempts to install itself as a service called “google update service”... If successful, the malware is then able to steal confidential information entered into Web browsers by the user. Symantec recommends that users exercise caution when opening emails and attachments from unexpected or unknown senders. We also advise that PDF viewers and security software be kept up-to-date. Symantec detects the malicious .pdf file used in this campaign as Trojan.Pidief*."
* http://www.symantec....1022-99&tabid=2
___

Fake 401k SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
20 Oct 2014 - "An email pretending to come from Carla Rivers < CarlaRivers@ fidelity .com > giving detailks of the October 2014 401k fund performance results  with a subject of '401k June 2014 Fund Performance and Participant Communication' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
     Co-op 401k Plan Participants –
    Attached you will find the October 2014 401k fund performance results as well as an informational piece regarding online calculators available on the website.
    If you are a facility manager, please forward, print or post a copy of these pages on your bulletin board or in a conspicuous place where your employees can see them.
    Please contact me if you have any questions.
    Carla Rivers
    Employee Benefits/Plan Administrator ..


20 October 2014: October-2014-401k-Fund.zip : Extracts to: October-2014-401k-Fund.scr
Current Virus total detections: 3/53* . 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/1413823356/
... Behavioural information
DNS requests
cyba3 .co.uk (94.136.40.103)
TCP connections
188.165.214.6: https://www.virustot....6/information/
94.136.40.103: https://www.virustot...03/information/
___

Fake 'LogMeIn Security Update' SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
20 Oct 2014 - "An email that says it is an announcement that you need to install a new 'LogMeIn security certificate' which  pretends to  come from LogMeIn .com < auto-mailer@ logmein .com >  with a subject of October 16, 2014 'LogMeIn Security Update' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...rity-update.png

20 October 2014: cert_client.zip: Extracts to: cert_1020.scr
Current Virus total detections: 1/52* . This October 16, 2014 'LogMeIn Security Update' is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a legitimate 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/1413811609/
___

Fake 'my new photo ;)' SPAM - trojan variant
- http://blog.mxlab.eu...trojan-variant/
Oct 20, 2014 - "...  intercepted a new trojan variant distribution campaign by email with the subject “my new photo ;)”... sent from the spoofed email addresses and has the following short body:

    my new photo ;)

The attached ZIP file has the name photo.zip, once extracted a folder photo is available with that contains the 57 kB large file photo.exe . The trojan is known as a variant of HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen or Win32:Malware-gen. At the time of writing, 2 of the 53 AV engines did detect the trojan at Virus Total*..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413812842/
___

Fake Invoice SPAM – word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
20 Oct 2014 - "An email pretending to come from Adobe with the subject of 'Adobe Invoice' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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 has an attachment that looks like a proper word.doc but something has disinfected all copies on its travels. All copies that I have received have been -less- than 1kb in size and are empty files with a name only adb-102288-invoice.doc . They are almost certainly supposed to be the typical malformed word docs, that contain a macros script -virus- we have been seeing so much recently that will infect you if you open or even preview them when you have an out of date or vulnerable version of Microsoft word on your computer... The email looks like:
    Adobe® logo     
    Dear Customer,
    Thank you for signing up for Adobe Creative Cloud
    Service.
    Attached is your copy of the invoice.
    Thank you for your purchase.
    Thank you,
    The Adobe Team
    Adobe Creative Cloud Service...


Never just blindly click on the file in your email program. Always save the file to your downloads folder, so you can check it first. Most (if not all) malicious files that are attached to emails will have a faked extension..."

- http://blog.dynamoo....e-spam-adb.html
20 Oct 2014
Screenshot: https://1.bp.blogspo...s1600/adobe.png/

- https://www.virustot...sis/1413809174/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
62.75.182.94: https://www.virustot...94/information/
208.89.214.177: https://www.virustot...77/information/
___

Dropbox phish - hosted on Dropbox
- http://www.symantec....-hosted-dropbox
Updated: 18 Oct 2014 - "... In this scam, messages included links to a -fake- Google Docs login page hosted on Google itself. We continue to see millions of phishing messages every day, and recently we saw a similar scam targeting Dropbox users. The scam uses an email (with the subject "important") claiming that the recipient has been sent a document that is too big to be sent by email, or cannot be sent by email for security reasons. Instead, the email claims, the document can be viewed by clicking on the link included in the message. However, the link opens a -fake- Dropbox login page, hosted on Dropbox itself.
Fake Dropbox login page:
> http://www.symantec....1/Dropbox 1.png
The -fake- login page is hosted on Dropbox's user content domain (like shared photos and other files are) and is served over SSL, making the attack more dangerous and convincing. The page looks like the real Dropbox login page, but with one crucial difference. The scammers are interested in phishing for more than just Dropbox credentials; they have also included logos of popular Web-based email services, suggesting that users can log in using these credentials as well. After clicking "Sign in," the user’s credentials are sent to a PHP script on a compromised Web server. Credentials are also submitted over SSL, which is critical for the attack's effectiveness. Without this, victims would see an unnerving security warning.
Security warning:
> http://www.symantec....1/Dropbox 2.jpg
Upon saving or emailing the user's credentials to the scammer, the PHP script simply -redirects- the user to the real Dropbox login page. Although the page itself is served over SSL, and credentials are sent using the protocol, some resources on the page (such as images or style sheets) are not served over SSL. Using non-SSL resources on a page served over SSL shows warnings in recent versions of some browsers. The prominence of the warning varies from browser to browser; some browsers simply change the padlock symbol shown in the address bar, whereas others include a small banner at the top of the page. Users may not notice or understand these security warnings or the associated implications. Symantec reported this phishing page to Dropbox and they immediately took the page down. Any Dropbox-hosted phishing pages can be reported to the abuse@dropbox.com email address..."
 

:ph34r: :ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 20 October 2014 - 03:39 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 21 October 2014 - 07:00 AM

FYI...

Fake Invoice SPAM - Word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
21 Oct 2014 - "An email pretending to come from 'Humber Merchants Group' ps [random number]@humbermerchants .co.uk with a word document attachment and the subject of 'Industrial Invoices' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
    Attached are accounting documents from Humber Merchants
    Humber Merchants Group
    Head Office:
    Parkinson Avenue
    Scunthorpe
    North Lincolnshire
    DN15 7JX
    Tel: 01724 860331
    Fax: 01724 281326 ...


21 October 2014: 15040BII3646501.doc - Current Virus total detections: 0/52* . 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/1413890645/
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Fake Adobe Invoice Spam
- http://threattrack.t...be-invoice-spam
Oct 21, 2014 - "Subjects Seen:
    Adobe Invoice
Typical e-mail details:
    Dear Customer,
    Thank you for signing up for Adobe Creative Cloud Service.
    Attached is your copy of the invoice.
    Thank you for your purchase.
    Thank you,
    The Adobe Team
    Adobe Creative Cloud Service


Screenshot: https://gs1.wac.edge...AetU1r6pupn.png

Malicious File Name and MD5:
    invoice.zip (CABA79FCEB5C9FEF222C89C423AA2485)
    invoice.exe (29684FBB98C1883A7A08977CB23E90B6)


Tagged: Adobe, Wauchos
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Fake Invoice SPAM - malware
- http://myonlinesecur...nvoice-malware/
21 Oct 2014 - "An email pretending to come from cato-chem .com < sales@ cato-chem .com > with a fake invoice has a subject of Please find attached PI copies of Invoice is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...ake-invoice.png

21 October 2014: proforma invoice.zip: Extracts to proforma invoice.exe
Current Virus total detections: 17/54*. This Please find attached PI copies of Invoice is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a file with a barcode as the icon 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/1413858604/
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ThetaRay turns to maths to detect cyber threats
- http://www.reuters.c...N0IA1JV20141021
Oct 21, 2014 - "As businesses face a growing threat of cyber attacks, Israeli start-up ThetaRay is betting on maths to provide early detection, enabling the shutdown of systems before damage can be done. The year-old company's first investor was venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners. It is now also backed by heavyweights like General Electric, which uses ThetaRay to protect critical infrastructure such as power plants, and Israel's biggest bank, Hapoalim, which deployed the technology to detect bank account anomalies... Cyber security providers are moving away from protecting gateways with defenses such as firewalls to focus on detecting and preventing attacks before they penetrate organizations... Security experts estimate it can take more than -200- days to identify a cyber attack once it's been launched... Once a threat has been detected, ThetaRay leaves it up to humans to decide whether or not to shut down the system..."
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U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber
- http://www.reuters.c...N0IA0BM20141021
Oct 21, 2014 - "The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States... The agency is also renaming its counter-espionage section to reflect its expanding work on cases involving violations of export control laws... Such laws prohibit the export without appropriate licenses of products or machinery that could be used in weapons or other defense programs, or goods or services to countries sanctioned by the U.S. government... The result, according to experts, could be an uptick in the number of national security-related cases brought in federal court, a shift in focus from the National Security Division's prior mandate to investigate for intelligence-gathering purposes, and only prosecute a subset of cases... The counter-espionage section, which deals less with on-the-ground spies than it used to, will now be called the Counter Intelligence and Export Controls Section. A network of terrorism prosecutors around the country called the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, or ATAC, will also be renamed the National Security/ATAC network to make clear its broader responsibilities..."
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 21 October 2014 - 12:45 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 22 October 2014 - 08:09 AM

FYI...

Fake Debt Recovery SPAM - PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
22 Oct 2014 - "An email coming from random senders pretending to be B&D Digital Supplies or B&D Computers which is all about debt recovery and threatening legal action with a subject of  'Commercial Debt Recovery' , Ref No: [ random numbers]is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer... The email looks like:

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...bt-recovery.png

Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... it appears to come from a friend or is more 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. The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
___

Fake customer service SPAM - doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
22 Oct 2014 - "an email pretending to have a word document invoice attachment with a subject of Reference: [random characters] coming from [random name] 'customer service' at an unspecified company is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer... The email looks like:

    This email contains an invoice file attachment ID:VZY563200VA
    Thanks!
    Kelli Horn .


22 October 2014: ENC094126XJ.doc - Current Virus total detections: 0/54* . Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it... Never just blindly click on the file in your email program..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1413973355/
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Fake Malformed or infected word docs with embedded macro viruses
- http://myonlinesecur...-macro-viruses/
22 Oct 2014 - "We are seeing loads of  emails with  Malformed or infected word docs with embedded macro viruses they are what appears to be a genuine word doc attached which is malformed and contains a macro or vba script virus. Modern versions of Microsoft office, that is Office 2010 and 2013 and Office 365 have Macros disabled by default, UNLESS you or your company have enabled them.  Opening this malicious word document will infect you if Macros are enabled and simply previewing it in  windows explorer or your email client might well be enough to infect you... Do -not- open word docs received in an email without scanning them with your antivirus first and be aware that there are a lot of dodgy word docs spreading that WILL infect you with no action from you if you are still using an outdated or vulnerable version of word. This is a good reason to update your office programs to a recent version and stop using office 2003 and 2007. The risks in using older version are starting to outweigh the convenience, benefits and cost of keeping an old version going... All modern versions of word and other office programs, that is 2010, 2013 and 365, should open word docs, excel files and PowerPoint etc  that are downloaded from the web or received in an email automatically in “protected view” that stops any embedded malware or macros from being displayed and running. Make sure protected view is set in all office programs to protect you and your company from these sorts of attacks..."

- http://blog.dynamoo....voice-file.html
22 Oct 2014
Screenshot: https://3.bp.blogspo...1600/image1.gif
VT1: https://www.virustot...sis/1413981604/
... Behavioural information
DNS requests
VBOXSVR.ovh.net: 213.186.33.6: https://www.virustot....6/information/
TCP connections
178.250.243.114: https://www.virustot...14/information/
91.240.238.51: https://www.virustot...51/information/
VT2: https://www.virustot...sis/1413982865/
___

Fake Wells Fargo SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
22 Oct 2014 - "An email pretending to come from Wells Fargo with a subject of 'You have a new Secure Message' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
  You have received a secure message
     Read your secure message by download AccountDocuments-10345.zip. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it.
     In order to view the secure message please download it using our Cloud Hosting...


22 October 2014: document_013982_pdf.zip: Extracts to: document_013982_pdf.exe
Current Virus total detections: 5/54* . 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/1413986180/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
188.165.214.6: https://www.virustot....6/information/
82.98.161.71: https://www.virustot...71/information/
188.165.237.144: https://www.virustot...44/information/
80.157.151.17: https://www.virustot...17/information/
UDP communications
173.194.71.127: https://www.virustot...27/information/
___

Flash Player exploit in-the-wild - CVE-2014-0569
- https://blog.malware...-vulnerability/
Oct 22, 2014 - "... less than a week ago, a critical flaw in the Flash Player (CVE-2014-0569*) was patched and made public:
* https://helpx.adobe..../apsb14-22.html
The vulnerability had been privately reported to Adobe through the Zero Day Initiative group giving the firm the time to fix the issue before it became known to the world. Typically security researchers and criminals will be very attentive to such news and skilled reverse engineers will start looking at the patch to be able to reconstruct the exploit. All things considered, there is normally a certain amount of time before a proof of concept is released and then a little more time before that poc is weaponized by the bad guys... Kafeinee**...  stumbled upon that same CVE in a real world exploit kit (Fiesta EK) only one -week- after the official security bulletin had been published... That means we have less and less time to deploy and test security patches. Perhaps this is not too much of a deal for individuals, but it can be more difficult for businesses which need to roll out patches on dozens of machines, hoping doing so will not cause malfunctions in existing applications. In any case, this was our first chance to test CVE-2014-0569 in the wild by triggering the Fiesta EK against Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit:
> https://blog.malware...E-2014-0569.png
It is crucial to patch any system running outdated Flash Player versions as soon as possible! You can check the version you are running (make sure to do this in all the browsers you use) by going here:
>> http://www.adobe.com...re/flash/about/
The bad guys are not going to run short of vulnerabilities they can weaponize at a quicker rate than ever before. This leaves end-users with very little room for mistakes such as failing to diligently apply security patches -sooner- rather than later..."
** http://malware.dontn...-2014-0569.html

> https://blog.malware.../tag/fiesta-ek/
 

:ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 22 October 2014 - 04:43 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 23 October 2014 - 07:39 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Order Confirmation' SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....ernational.html
23 Oct 2014 - "This fake Order Confirmation spam pretends to come from supertouch.com / Allied International Trading Limited but doesn't. The email is a -forgery- originating from an organised crime ring, it does not originate from supertouch .com / Allied International Trading Limited nor have their systems been compromised in any way.
    From:     Elouise Massey [Elouise.Massey@ supertouch .com]
    Date:     23 October 2014 10:52
    Subject:     Order Confirmation
    Hello,
    Thank you for your order, please check and confirm.
    Kind Regards
    Elouise
    Allied International Trading Limited ...


In the sample I received, the attachment was -corrupt- but should have been a file a malicious Word document S-CON-A248-194387.doc. The document and payload is exactly the same as the one being sent out today with this spam run[1] (read that post for more details) and is very poorly detected, although blocking access to the following IPs and domains might help mitigate against it:
87.106.84.226
84.40.9.34
jvsfiles .com
"

1] http://blog.dynamoo....ants-group.html

62.75.182.94: https://www.virustot...94/information/
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Fake 'bank detail' SPAM - trojan
- http://blog.mxlab.eu...ontains-trojan/
Oct 23, 2014 - "... intercepted a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “New bank details”. This email is sent from the spoofed address “”Bitstamp .net” <no_reply@bitstamp.net>”, while the real SMTP sender is AmericanExpress@ welcome .aexp .com, and has the following body:
    New banking details
    Dear Bitstamp clients,
    We would like to inform you that Bitstamp now has new bank details, please check attached file.
    We would like to assure those of you who sent deposits to our old details that our old IBAN is still active and your transfers, if otherwise sent with correct information, should arrive without a problem.
    Please note that SEPA transfers usually take 1 to 3 business days to arrive and would kindly ask those waiting for your SEPA transfers longer than usually to please send us a transfer confirmation so that we can examine our bank account log and locate your transfers.
    Also for those waiting on deposits we ask for your patience; we have accumulated a long list of transfers which lack information or contain wrong information which means we need to manually go through all of them instead of our system sorting them automatically.
    Best regards
    CEO, Nejc Kodrič
    Bitstamp LIMITED


The attached ZIP file has the name bank details.zip and contains the 24 kB large file bank details.scr. The trojan is known as Troj.W32.Gen, a variant of Win32/Kryptik.COEK, HEUR/QVM20.1.Malware.Gen or Mal/Generic-S. At the time of writing, 4 of the 53 AV engines did detect the trojan at Virus Total*. Now, MX Lab has also intercepted some emails -without- the malicious attachment but be aware that this email is a risk..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414073432/
... Behavioural information
DNS requests
VBOXSVR. ovh .net: 213.186.33.6: https://www.virustot....6/information/
___

Two exploit kits prey on Flash Player flaw patched only last week
- http://net-security....ews.php?id=2892
23.10.2014 - "Two exploit kits prey on Flash Player flaw patched only last week... The integer overflow vulnerability in question (CVE-2014-0569*) can allow attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, and is deemed critical (high impact, easily exploitable)... the time period was very short, and technical information about the vulnerability and exploit code hasn't yet been shared online... The exploit kits are used to deliver the usual assortment of malware, and some of the variants have an extremely low detection rate... If you use Adobe Flash Player, and you haven't implemented the latest patches, now would be a good time to rectify that mistake."
* https://web.nvd.nist...d=CVE-2014-0569 - 10.0

- http://atlas.arbor.n...ndex#1049793989
Elevated Severity
23 Oct 2014

- http://www.securityt....com/id/1031019
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-0558, CVE-2014-0564, CVE-2014-0569
Oct 14 2014
Impact: Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes
Solution: The vendor has issued a fix (13.0.0.250 extended support release, 15.0.0.189 for Windows/Mac, 11.2.202.411 for Linux)...
Flash 15.0.0.189 released: https://helpx.adobe..../apsb14-22.html
Oct 14, 2014

For I/E:  http://download.macr...15_active_x.exe

For Firefox (Plugin-based browsers):  http://download.macr...r_15_plugin.exe

Flash test site: http://www.adobe.com...re/flash/about/
___

Fake 'Order Confirmation' SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....ernational.html
23 Oct 2014 - "This -fake- Order Confirmation spam pretends to come from supertouch .com / Allied International Trading Limited - but doesn't. The email is a -forgery- originating from an organised crime ring, it does not originate from supertouch .com / Allied International Trading Limited nor have their systems been compromised in any way.
    From:     Elouise Massey [Elouise.Massey@ supertouch .com]
    Date:     23 October 2014 10:52
    Subject:     Order Confirmation
    Hello,
    Thank you for your order, please check and confirm.
    Kind Regards
    Elouise
    Allied International Trading Limited ...


In the sample I received, the attachment was corrupt but should have been a file a malicious Word document S-CON-A248-194387.doc. The document and payload is exactly the same as the one being sent out today with this spam run* (read that post for more details) and is very poorly detected, although -blocking- access to the following IPs and domains might help mitigate against it:
87.106.84.226
84.40.9.34
jvsfiles .com
"
* http://blog.dynamoo....ants-group.html
___

Fake VoiceMail SPAM
- http://blog.dynamoo....icemailcom.html
23 Oct 2014 - "Before you open something like this.. think if you really get voice mail notifications through your email. No? Well, -don't- open it.
    From:  "Voice Mail" [voicemail_sender@ voicemail .com]
    Date:  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:31:22 +0200
    Subject:  voice message from 598-978-8974 for mailbox 833
    You have received a voice mail message from 598-978-8974
    Message length is 00:00:33. Message size is 264 KB.
    Download your voicemail message from dropbox service below (Google Disk
    Drive Inc.) ...


Clicking the link goes to a script that detects if the visitor is running Windows, if so it downloads a file doc_9231-92_pdf.zip from the target system which in turn contains a malicious executable doc_9231-92_pdf.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 4/51*... 188.165.214.6 is rather unsurprisingly allocated to OVH France. It also drops a couple of executables onto the system... Recommended blocklist:
188.165.214.6
inaturfag .com
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414075720/
___

Fake BoA SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
23 Oct 2014 - "'Mamie French Bank of America Unknown incoming wire' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
     The banking activity with today’s posting date shows Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) that has been received. Our bank has noted the following information:
    EFT Amount:                          $ 6,200.00
    Remitted From: SSA TREAS 310 MISC PAY
    Designated for:                       UNKNOWN
    Please download and open attachment with full imformation about this Electronic Fund Transfer payment.
    If you confirm that it belongs to your agency or department, please email back or give us a call. Then, our office needs to receive a completed General Deposit no later than 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
    Note: If these funds cannot be identified or if no one claims this EFT, we are required to process the return of this EFT by 10:00 a.m., June 24, 2014.
    Thank you.
    Mamie French
    Senior Accountant
    Bank of America ...


23 October 2014: electronic_fund_transfer.zip: Extracts to: electronic_fund_transfer.scr
Current Virus total detections: 10/53* . 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/1414081814/
 

:ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 24 October 2014 - 07:41 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 24 October 2014 - 06:26 AM

FYI...

Fake Invoice SPAM – Word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
24 Oct 2014 - "'invoice 8014042 October' pretending to come from Sandra Lynch with a malformed word doc attachment containing a macro virus is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
   Please find attached your October invoice, we now have the facility to email invoices,
    but if you are not happy with this and would like a hard copy please let me know.
    New bank details for BACS payments are Santander Bank Sort Code 8014042 Account No 5608014042.
    Thanks very much
     Kind Regards
     Sandra Lynch


24 October 2014: invoice_8014042.doc : Current Virus total detections: 0/54*
Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414141144/
___

Fake Fax SPAM.. again.
- http://blog.dynamoo....spam-again.html
24 Oct 2014 - "Another day, another -fake- fax spam.
    From:     Fax [fax@ victimdomain .com]
    To:     luke.sanson@ victimdomain .com
    Date:     24 October 2014 10:54
    Subject:     You've received a new fax
    New fax at SCAN2383840 from EPSON by https://victimdomain.com
    Scan date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:24:22 +0530
    Number of pages: 2
    Resolution: 400x400 DPI
    You can secure download your fax message at ...
    (eFax Drive is a file hosting service operated by J2, Inc.)


The link in the email goes to a script which (if the the browser settings are correct) downloads a file document_92714-872_pdf.zip which in turn contains a malicious executable document_92714-872_pdf.exe which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 3/54*... The malware also drops two executables on the system, kcotk.exe (VT 0/53**...) and ptoma.exe (VT 2/51***...)... Recommended blocklist:
188.165.214.6
rodgersmith .com
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414145184/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1414145764/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1414145784/
___

Widespread malvertising - delivered ransomware
- http://net-security....ews.php?id=2894
24.10.2014 - "A newer version of the Cryptowall ransomware has been delivered to unsuspecting Internet users via malicious ads shown on a considerable number of high-profile websites, including properties in the Yahoo, Match.com, and AOL domains. According to Proofpoint's calculations*, the malvertising campaign started in late September, picked up the pace this month, and lasted until October 18 and likely even a bit longer... In this campaign, the attackers used already existing ads for legitimate products, and submitted it to at least three major ad network members (Rubicon Project, Right Media/Yahoo Advertising, and OpenX). Visitors to the sites that ended up serving the malicious ads were automatically infected with the ransomware if they used software with vulnerabilities exploitable by the FlashPack Exploit Kit. The ransomware then encrypted the victims' hard drive and asks for money in return for the decryption key. Unfortunately, even if the ransom is paid, there is no guarantee that the victim will actually receive the key. The ransom is supposed to be paid in Bitcoin, and the addresses the criminals used for this purpose are C&C server-generated and many... This particular campaign now seems to be over - all the affected parties (optimizers and ad networks) have been notified, and the malicious ads pulled. Still, that doesn't mean that the attackers have not switched to spreading CryptoWall 2.0 via other means..."
* http://www.proofpoin...izes-brands.php
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Ebola-themed emails deliver malware, exploit Sandworm vulnerability (MS14-060)
- http://net-security....ews.php?id=2895
24.10.2014 - "US CERT has recently issued a warning* about malware-delivery campaigns using users' fear of the Ebola virus and its spreading as a bait. One of the most prolific campaigns is the one that -impersonates- the World Health Organization:
> http://www.net-secur...am-24102014.jpg
The emails in question initially -linked- to the -malware- a variant of the DarkKomet RAT tool, used by attackers to access and control the victim's computer remotely and steal information. After a while, the attackers began to attach the malware directly to the message, as access to the malicious file hosted on a popular cloud data storage service was blocked quickly by service administrators, noted Tatyana Shcherbakova:
> https://securelist.c...rus-or-malware/
According to Websense researchers**, Ebola-themed malicious emails and documents are also being used by attackers taking advantage of the recently discovered Sandworm vulnerability (CVE-2014-4114***)..."
* https://www.us-cert....lware-Campaigns
Oct 16, 2014
** http://community.web...ttacks-Too.aspx
*** https://web.nvd.nist...d=CVE-2014-4114 - 9.3 (HIGH)
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Phalling for the phish...
- http://blog.dynamoo....l-for-this.html
24 Oct 2014 - "... a simple phishing spam..
    From:     info@ kythea .gr
    Date:     24 October 2014 13:50
    Subject:     payment
    this mail is to inform you that the payment have been made
    see the attached file for the payment slip
    ANTON ARMAS


Attached is a file payment Slip (2).html which displays a popup alert:
   You have been signed out of this account this may have happened automatically cause the attachement needs authentication. to continue using this account, you will need to sign in again. this is done to protect your account and to ensure the privacy of your information

The victim then gets sent to a phishing page, in this case at uere.bplaced .net/blasted/tozaiboeki.webmail .html which looks like this..
> https://4.bp.blogspo.../multiphish.jpg
... do people really fall for this? The frightening answer is.. probably, yes."

bplaced .net: 5.9.107.19: https://www.virustot...19/information/
 

:grrr:  :ph34r:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 24 October 2014 - 09:25 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 25 October 2014 - 06:20 AM

FYI...

Fake 'New order' SPAM - malware
- http://myonlinesecur...-order-malware/
25 Oct2014 - "'Daniela Lederer Re: New Order' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...r-new-order.png

25 October 2014: J2134457863.zip: Extracts to: J2134457863.exe
Current Virus total detections: 14/54* . Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414216443/
 

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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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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:41 AM

FYI...

Fake KLM e-Ticket SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
27 Oct 2014 - "'KLM e-Ticket' pretending to come from e-service@ klm .com is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur..._air_ticket.png

27 October 2014: e-Ticket_klm_Itinerary _pdf.zip: Extracts to:  e-Ticket_klm_Itinerary _pdf.exe
Current Virus total detections: 2/53* . This 'KLM e-Ticket' 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/1414404573/
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Fake 'invoice xxxxxx October' SPAM - malicious Word doc
- http://blog.dynamoo....ice-xxxxxx.html
27 Oct 2014 - "There have been a lot of these today:
    From:     Sandra Lynch
    Date:     27 October 2014 12:29
    Subject:     invoice 0544422 October
    Please find attached your October invoice, we now have the facility to email invoices,
    but if you are not happy with this and would like a hard copy please let me know.
    New bank details for BACS payments are Santander Bank Sort Code 0544422 Account No 5600544422.
    Thanks very much
    Kind Regards
    Sandra Lynch


The numbers in the email are randomly generated, as is the filename of the attachment (in this example it was invoice_0544422.doc). The document itself is malicious and has a VirusTotal detection rate of 5/53*. Inside the Word document is a macro that attempts to download an execute a malicious binary from http ://centrumvooryoga .nl/docs/bin.exe which is currently 404ing which is a good sign. There's a fair chance that the spammers will use this format again, so always be cautious of unsolicited email attachments."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414436717/

83.96.174.219: https://www.virustot...19/information/
___

Phish... linked with “Dyre” Banking Malware
- https://www.us-cert....lerts/TA14-300A
Oct 27, 2014 - "Systems Affected: Microsoft Windows. Overview:
Since mid-October 2014, a phishing campaign has targeted a wide variety of recipients while employing the Dyre/Dyreza banking malware. Elements of this phishing campaign vary from target to target including senders, attachments, exploits, themes, and payloads... Although this campaign uses various tactics, the actor’s intent is to entice recipients into opening attachments and downloading malware... The Dyre banking malware specifically targets sensitive user account credentials. The malware has the ability to capture user login information and send the captured data to malicious actors... Phishing emails used in this campaign often contain a weaponized PDF attachment which attempts to exploit vulnerabilities found in -unpatched- versions of Adobe Reader... After successful exploitation, a user's system will download Dyre banking malware..."
___

FTC gets courts to shut down tech support scammers
- http://www.theinquir...upport-scammers
Oct 27 2014 - "... the company, which called itself PairSys, would call people at home and claim to be from Microsoft or Facebook. This is a common scam, and the caller will often claim that the victim has a PC-based problem. In some cases people fall for this. It is estimated that PairSys made $2.5m from the scam and that it employed online adverts as well as phone calls as lures. "The defendants behind Pairsys targeted seniors and other vulnerable populations, preying on their lack of computer knowledge to sell ‘security' software and programs that had no value at all," said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection... The defendants in the case, Pairsys, Uttam Saha and Tiya Bhattacharya, have agreed to the terms of a preliminary injunction, which includes an instruction to shut down their websites and telephone lines and not to sell on their customer data lists."
* http://www.ftc.gov/n...ch-support-scam

> http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 28 October 2014 - 07:42 AM.

This machine has no brain.
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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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#1314 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 10:11 AM

FYI...

Fake Invoice SPAM - Word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
28 Oct 2014 - "An email saying 'Please find attached INVOICE number 224244 from Power EC Ltd' pretending to come from soo.sutton[random number]@ powercentre .com with a subject of 'INVOICE [random number] from Power EC Ltd' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:

Please find attached INVOICE number 224244 from Power EC Ltd

28 October 2014 : INVOICE263795.doc - Current Virus total detections: 3/54*
Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... macro malware**... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414506485/

** http://myonlinesecur...-macro-viruses/

- http://blog.dynamoo....c-ltd-spam.html
28 Oct 2014
> https://www.virustot...sis/1414519923/
Recommended blocklist:
62.75.184.70: https://www.virustot...70/information/
116.48.157.176: https://www.virustot...76/information/
___

Fake 'Ebola Alert Tool' ...
- https://blog.malware...s-anything-but/
Oct 27, 2014 - "... More news of infection outside Africa such as this could further fuel the ever-increasing fear and anxiety for one’s own life and well-being, especially in terms of how one interacts with the outside world. People are trying to be more careful in their dealings than usual, always wanting to be on the know about the latest happenings. This is why web threats banking on perennial hot topics like Ebola could be effective lures against users, especially in the long run... Upon initial visit to the page, users are presented with the following prompt at the top-middle part of the screen:
> https://blog.malware...ts-1024x341.jpg
Below is a screenshot of the downloaded file with an overview of its details:
> http://blog.malwareb...0/ebolafile.png
EbolaEarlyWarningSystem.exe has a low detection rate as of this writing—four vendors detect it out of 53*... Upon execution, it displays a user interface prompting users to install the ONLY Search toolbar with links to its EULA and Privacy Policy pages. Once users click the “Agree” button, they are again presented with other offers to download, such as a program called Block-n-Surf (a supposed tool used to protect children from adult-related content, System Optimizer Pro (a tool that purportedly optimizes the user’s system), oneSOFTperday (a tool that gives users access to free apps), and a remote access tool among others:
> https://blog.malware...tall5.png?w=564
Once programs are installed, the following have been observed from affected systems: All browser default search pages are changed to ONLY Search:
> http://blog.malwareb.../onlysearch.png
Once users open a new browser tab, affiliate sites are loaded up (e.g. a site offering insurance):
> http://blog.malwareb...e-affiliate.png
Browser windows open to prompt user to install more programs:
> http://blog.malwareb...10/pckeeper.png
System Optimizer Pro executes:
> https://blog.malware...oexec.png?w=555
- Affected machine slows down
- Shortcut files are created on the desktop
During testing, we haven’t seen any installation of the Ebola Early Warning System toolbar or evidence of warning alerts. We implore users not to be easily swayed with software solutions banking on the Ebola scare. They may be more about enticing internet users into downloading programs that may potentially do harm on their systems, instead of helping them be aware of the current situation**..."

* https://www.virustot...sis/1414142257/

** http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 28 October 2014 - 05:00 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 29 October 2014 - 07:13 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Order confirmation' from Amazon SPAM - trojan
- http://blog.mxlab.eu...ontains-trojan/
Oct 28, 2014 - "... intercepted a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “Order Details”. This email is send from the spoofed address “Amazon .co.uk ” and has the following body:

    Good evening,
    Thank you for your order. We’ll let you know once your item(s) have dispatched.You can view the status of your order or make changes to it by visiting Your Orders on Amazon .co.uk.
    Order Details
    Order R:131216 Placed on October 09, 2014
    Order details and invoice in attached file.
    Need to make changes to your order? Visit our Help page for more information and video guides.
    We hope to see you again soon...


The 532 kB malicious file is not present in a ZIP file but attached directly and has the name order_report_72364872364872364872364872368.exe (numbers may vary). The trojan is known as Trojan.MSIL.BVXGen, BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.qh or Win32.Trojan.Inject.Auto. At the time of writing, 3 of the 53 AV engines did detect the trojan at Virus Total*..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414490630/

- http://myonlinesecur...etails-malware/
29 Oct 2014
- https://www.virustot...sis/1414584579/
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Phish - spoofed Google Drive
- http://blog.trendmic...gle-drive-site/
Oct 29, 2014 - "Cybercriminals and attackers are leveraging Google Drive site and brand to go under the radar and avoid detection. Just last week, a targeted attack* uses Google Drive as a means into getting information from its victims. This time, phishers are using a modified version of the legitimate Google Drive login page to steal email credentials. This attack can be considered an improved version of attacks seen earlier this year, which asked for multiple email addresses**.
Fake Google Drive Site: Users may receive an email that contains links that lead to the spoofed Google Drive site.
Spammed message containing links to fake site:
> http://blog.trendmic...fakegdrive1.jpg
The phishing site allows user to log in using different email services, which is highly unusual as Google Drive only uses Google credentials. The site also has a language option that does not work.
Fake Google Drive site:
> http://blog.trendmic...fakegdrive2.jpg
To trick the user into thinking nothing suspicious is afoot, the phishing site -redirects- the user to a .PDF file from a -legitimate- site about investments. However, this redirection to a site about investments may still raise suspicions as nothing in the email indicates the specific content of the “document” is related to finances.
After logging in, users are redirected to a legitimate site:
> http://blog.trendmic...fakegdrive3.jpg
... Mobile Users, Also Affected: Based on our investigation, this attack will also work on mobile devices. When users clicked the “Sign in” button, the PDF file download is prompted and the users’ credentials are sent out to the cybercriminals.
Screenshot of PDF prompt download in mobile devices:
> http://blog.trendmic..._drive_fig8.jpg
... Users should exercise caution when opening emails, even those from known contacts. Avoid clicking links that are embedded in emails. Users can also check first by hovering their mouse over the link; doing so can reveal the true URL of the link in the status bar. Users can also check the legitimacy of the site before sharing any personal data, be it login credentials or contact details. They can check if the site address has any discrepancy (misspellings, different domain names) from the original site (e.g., <sitename .com> versus <sitename .org>). They should also check the security of the site before sharing any information... We have notified Google about this phishing page."

* http://blog.trendmic...h-google-drive/
    
** http://blog.trendmic...ultiple-emails/
___

Fake ticketmaster SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
29 Oct 2014 - "'ticketmaster tickets have been sent' pretending to come from confirmation-noreply@ ticketmaster .co.uk is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:
 
    Thank you for choosing Ticketmaster.
    This email is to confirm ticket(s) have been purchased and attached:
    Your Delivery Option is: printed
    Your Transaction number is: 869064,00410 ...


29 October 2014: tikets224069_order_type_print_order_details.pdf.zip:
Extracts to:  tikets109873_order_type_print_order_details.pdf.exe
Current Virus total detections: 7/54* . 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/1414593309/
___

'Virtual Assistant' - PUP download site
- https://blog.malware...tual-assistant/

Oct  29, 2014 - "... suddenly there’s a person talking at you from the bottom right hand corner of the screen about how you should buy product X or make use of service Y? We recently saw a page asking visitors to upgrade their media player, which Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detect as PUP.Optional.SaferInstall (VirusTotal 12/53*). It looks a lot like many similar download sites out there [1], [2], with one curious addition standing over on the right hand side:
> https://blog.malware...10/virtual1.jpg
A virtual assistant! She isn’t very interactive, instead launching into a recorded voiceover after a minute or so of the visitor doing nothing on the webpage. She says:
Please upgrade your media player for faster hd playback.
It only takes a minute on broadband and theres no restart required
Just click this button and follow the easy steps onscreen.

> https://blog.malware...10/virtual2.jpg
... I haven’t seen a virtual assistant / automated online assistant / video spokesperson / video web presenter / whatever they’re called this week used to promote a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) download before... Who knows what.. advertising will offer up next..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414085568/
... Behavioural information
TCP connections
66.77.96.162: https://www.virustot...62/information/
87.248.208.11: https://www.virustot...11/information/
90.84.55.33: https://www.virustot...33/information/
63.245.201.112: https://www.virustot...12/information/

1] http://blog.malwareb...osvouchers5.jpg

2] http://blog.malwareb.../obamapads4.jpg
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Hacks use Gmail Drafts to update their Malware and Steal Data
- http://www.wired.com...are-steal-data/
10.29.14 - "... Researchers at the security startup Shape Security say they’ve found a strain of malware on a client’s network that uses that new, furtive form of “command and control” — the communications channel that connects hackers to their malicious software — allowing them to send the programs updates and instructions and retrieve stolen data. Because the commands are hidden in unassuming Gmail drafts that are never even sent, the hidden communications channel is particularly difficult to detect. “What we’re seeing here is command and control that’s using a fully allowed service, and that makes it superstealthy and very hard to identify,” says Wade Williamson, a security researcher at Shape. “It’s stealthily passing messages back and forth without even having to press send. You never see the bullet fired.” Here’s how the attack worked in the case Shape observed: The hacker first set up an anonymous Gmail account, then infected a computer on the target’s network with malware. (Shape declined to name the victim of the attack.) After gaining control of the target machine, the hacker opened their anonymous Gmail account on the victim’s computer in an invisible instance of Internet Explorer — IE allows itself to be run by Windows programs so that they can seamlessly query web pages for information, so the user has no idea a web page is even open on the computer. With the Gmail drafts folder open and hidden, the malware is programmed to use a Python script to retrieve commands and code that the hacker enters into that draft field. The malware responds with its own acknowledgments in Gmail draft form, along with the target data it’s programmed to exfiltrate from the victim’s network. All the communication is encoded to prevent it being spotted by intrusion detection or data-leak prevention. The use of a reputable web service instead of the usual IRC or HTTP protocols that hackers typically use to command their malware also helps keep the hack hidden. Williamson says the new infection is in fact a variant of a remote access trojan (RAT) called Icoscript first found by the German security firm G-Data* in August. At the time, G-Data said that Icoscript had been infecting machines since 2012, and that its use of Yahoo Mail emails to obscure its command and control had helped to keep it from being discovered. The switch to Gmail drafts, says Williamson, could make the malware stealthier still..."
* https://www.virusbtn...01408-IcoScript
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Dangers of opening suspicious emails: Crowti ransomware
- http://blogs.technet...ransomware.aspx
28 Oct 2014 - "... MMPC has seen a spike in number of detections for threats in the Win32/Crowti ransomware this month as the result of new malware campaigns. Crowti is a family of ransomware that when encountered will attempt to encrypt the files on your PC, and then ask for payment to unlock them. These threats are being distributed through spam email campaigns and exploits. Crowti impacts -both- enterprise and home users, however, this type of threat can be particularly damaging in enterprise environments. In most cases, ransomware such as Crowti can encrypt files and leave them inaccessible. That’s why it’s important to back up files on a regular basis... We also recommend you increase awareness about the dangers of opening suspicious emails – this includes not opening email attachments or links from untrusted sources. Attackers will usually try to imitate regular business transaction emails such as fax, voice mails, or receipts. If you receive an email that you’re not expecting, it’s best to ignore it. Try to validate the source of the email first -before- clicking on a link or opening the attachment... The graph below shows how Crowti ransomware has impacted our customers during the past month.
Daily encounter data for Win32/Crowti ransomware:
> http://www.microsoft...s/a/crowti1.png
Computers in the United States have been most affected with 71 percent of total infections, followed by Canada, France and Australia.
Telemetry data for Win32/Crowti by country, 21 September – 21 October 2014:
> http://www.microsoft...s/a/crowti2.png
Crowti is being distributed via spam campaigns with email attachments designed to entice the receiver to open them. We have seen the following attachment names:
    VOICE<random numbers>.scr
    IncomingFax<random numbers>.exe
    fax<random numbers>.scr/exe
    fax-id<random numbers>.exe/scr
    info_<random numbers>.pdf.exe
    document-<random numbers>.scr/exe
    Complaint_IRS_id-<random numbers>.scr/exe
    Invoice<random numbers>.scr/exe
The attachment is usually contained within a zip archive. Opening and running this file will launch the malware... Our telemetry and research shows that Win32/Crowti is also distributed via exploits kits such as Nuclear, RIG, and RedKit V2. These kits can deliver different exploits, including those that exploit Java and Flash vulnerabilities... Crowti's primary payload is to encrypt the files on your PC. It usually brands itself with the name CryptoDefense or CryptoWall... we saw a Crowti sample distributed with a valid digital certificate which was issued to Trend... This is not associated with Trend Micro and the certificate has since been revoked. Crowti has used digital certificates to bypass detection systems before - we have previously seen it using a certificate issued to The Nielsen Company... There are a number of security precautions that can help prevent these attacks in both enterprise and consumer machines. As well as being aware of suspicious emails and backing up your files, you should also keep your security products and other applications up-to-date. Attackers are taking advantage of unpatched vulnerabilities in software to compromise your machine. Most of the exploits used by Crowti target vulnerabilities found in browser plugin applications such as Java and Flash. Making a -habit- of regularly updating your software can help reduce the risk of infection... we also recommend running a real-time security product..."
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 29 October 2014 - 03:49 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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#1316 AplusWebMaster

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Posted Yesterday, 05:01 AM

FYI...

Fake Securitas SPAM – PDF malware
- http://myonlinesecur...ke-pdf-malware/
30 Oct 2014 - "'From Securitas Mail Out Report Attached' pretending to come from Alert ARC Reports is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The 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


30 October 2014: Q100982010_Mail Out Report.zip: Extracts to: Q100771292_Mail Out Report.exe
Current Virus total detections: 1/54* . This 'From Securitas 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/1414659759/
___

Fake 'Accounts Payable' SPAM - malware .doc attachment
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
30 Oct 2014 - "An email with a Microsoft word doc attachment saying 'Please see attached statement sent to us' pretending to come from  random names with a subject of 'Further Reminder' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The name of the alleged sender matches the name of the 'Senior Accounts Payable Clerk from the Finance Department' in the body of the email... word macro malware*... The email looks like:
    Good afternoon,
     Please see attached statement sent to us, I have highlighted on this the payments made to you in full and attached a breakdown of each one for you to correctly allocate. Hope this helps.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Many Thanks & Kind Regards
    Vivian Dennis
    Senior Accounts Payable Clerk
    Finance Department ..


30 October 2014 : CopyHA779333.doc - Current Virus total detections: 0/53**. Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email..."
* http://myonlinesecur...-macro-viruses/

**  https://www.virustot...sis/1414671500/

- http://blog.dynamoo....-malicious.html
30 Oct 2014
... Recommended blocklist:
212.59.117.207: https://www.virustot...07/information/
217.160.228.222: https://www.virustot...22/information/
91.222.139.45: https://www.virustot...45/information/
81.7.3.101: https://www.virustot...01/information/
195.154.126.245: https://www.virustot...45/information/
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Fake Job offer SPAM - malware
- http://myonlinesecur...er-job-malware/
30 Oct 2014 - "'Job service New offer Job' pretending to come from Job service is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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...

Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...w-offer-job.png

30 October 2014: job.pdf.zip: Extracts to: job.pdf.exe
Current Virus total detections: 3/53*. same malware as today’s version of my new photo malware**. 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/1414662840/

** http://myonlinesecur...-photo-malware/
___

Malicious Browser Extensions
- http://blog.trendmic...ser-extensions/
Oct 29, 2014 - "Malicious browser extensions bring about security risks as these often lead to system infection and unwanted spamming on Facebook. Based on our data, these attacks have notably affected users in Brazil. We have previously reported that cybercriminals are putting malicious browsers in the official Chrome Web store. We also came across malware that -bypasses- a Google security feature checks third party extensions... we performed an in-depth analysis of malicious Chrome browser extension and its evasion tactics, after receiving samples in from Facebook. Facebook’s Security team conducts their own malware research and they regularly collaborate with Trend Micro to keep their service safe... Based on our data starting from May 2014 onwards, Trend Micro HouseCall has helped about 1,000,000 users whose computers have been infected by malicious browser extensions. The top affected countries are mostly located in the Latin American region, such as Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru.
Top affected countries:
> http://blog.trendmic...n-infection.jpg
... We strongly advise users to avoid clicking links from messages, even if they appear to come from your friends. Users can also opt to use Trend Micro HouseCall* to secure their systems from online threats, including those that may leverage or abuse Facebook. Trend Micro and Facebook are working closely together to combat this threat. Below is the SHA1 hash of the malicious file:
    4733c4ea00137497daad6d2eca7aea0aaa990b46 "
* http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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Popular Science site compromised
- http://community.web...ompromised.aspx
28 Oct 2014 - "... injected with a malicious code that -redirects- users to websites serving exploit code, which subsequently drops malicious files on each victim's computer... injected with a malicious iFrame, which automatically redirects the user to the popular RIG Exploit Kit..."
 

:ph34r:  :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, Yesterday, 03:05 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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FYI...

Fake Amazon SPAM - malicious DOC attachment
- http://blog.dynamoo....dispatched.html
31 Oct 2014 - "This -fake- Amazon email comes with a malicious Word document attached:
    From:     Amazon.co.uk [auto-shipping@ amazon .co.uk]
    Reply-To:     "auto-shipping@ amazon .co.uk" [auto-shipping@ amazon .co.uk]
    Date:     31 October 2014 09:12
    Subject:     Your Amazon.co.uk order has dispatched (#203-2083868-0173124)
    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 ...
    Your order #203-2083868-0173124 (received October 30, 2014) ...


The Word document contains a malicious macro... but is currently undetected at VirusTotal* (the Malwr report doesn't say much...). The macro then downloads http ://ctmail .me/1.exe and executes it. This malicious binary has a detection rate of 4/52**... 84.40.9.34 is Hostway in Belgium, 213.143.97.18 is Wien Energie, Austria. The malware also downloads a DLL as 2.tmp which has a detection rate of 3/54***.
Recommended blocklist:
213.143.97.18
84.40.9.34
ctmail .me
"
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414752406/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1414752639/

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1414754766/

- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
31 Oct 2014
Screenshot: http://myonlinesecur...868-0173124.png
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414744958/
___

Fake 'Confirmation' SPAM - Word doc malware
- http://myonlinesecur...rd-doc-malware/
31 Oct 2014 - "An email saying 'Please find attached Remittance and BACS confirmation for September and October Invoices' pretending to come from  random names, companies and email addresses with a subject of 'Remittance Confirmation [random characters]' is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Zbots, 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... The email looks like:

    Good morning,
     Please find attached Remittance and BACS confirmation for September and October Invoices
     Best Wishes
     Lynn Blevins
    Accounts Dept Assistant
    Site Management Services (Central) Ltd ...


31 October 2014 : CU293705.doc - Current Virus total detections: 0/52*
Be very careful with email attachments. All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1414747524/
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Chrome 40 to terminate use of SSL ...
- http://www.theregist...ts_down_poodle/
31 Oct 2014 - "... Update 40* will remove SSLv3 and the hard-to-exploit cookie-stealing Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. Cupertino followed -Redmond- in its browser POODLE put-down after a single click FixIt SSLv3 disabler was issued for Internet Explorer** ahead of removal in a few months. Google security engineer Adam Langley wrote in an update that some buggy servers may stop working as a result... -Chrome- 39 will show a yellow flag over the SSL lock icon, the protocol design flaw that allowed hackers to hijack victims' online accounts and which prompted tech companies to dump SSLv3 in upcoming releases such as -Mozilla's- Firefox 34***..."
* https://groups.googl...dev/Vnhy9aKM_l4

** https://support.micr...9008#FixItForMe

*** https://blog.mozilla...end-of-ssl-3-0/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, Today, 11:31 AM.

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 ......... 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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