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#2001 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 05:55 AM

FYI...

Fake 'order' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
2 Oct 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'Fwd: Re: Order' pretending to come from info@ anashin .am with a malicious word doc attachment delivers malware...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...7_doc_email.png

Order0210177.doc - Current Virus total detections 15/58*. Payload Security** downloads
 http ://birsekermasali .com/hta/gen.hta (VirusTotal 15/57[3]) (Payload Security[4]) which in turn downloads
 http ://birsekermasali .com/css_files/gen/quote.exe (VirusTotal 25/66[5]) (Payload Security[6])... This email attachment contains what appears to be a genuine word doc or Excel XLS spreadsheet with either a macro script or an embedded OLE object that when run will infect you... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1506949614/
Order0210177.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
192.185.115.14

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1506968237/
gen.hta

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
192.185.115.14
198.187.29.143


5] https://www.virustot...sis/1506967286/
quote.exe

6] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

birsekermasali .com: 192.185.115.14: https://www.virustot...14/information/
> https://www.virustot...c43f3/analysis/

> https://www.virustot...26ef3/analysis/
 

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

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Fake 'FedEx' SPAM - leads to info stealer
- https://isc.sans.edu/diary/rss/22888
2017-10-03 - "... On Monday 2017-10-02, I ran across malicious spam (malspam) pushing Formbook, an information stealer. Arbor Networks has a good article about Formbook here:
> https://www.arbornet...k-form-grabber/
... The email is disguised as a 'FedEx delivery notice'. It has a-link-to-a-compromised-website that's hosting malware. The link points to a supposed document for this fake delivery:
> https://isc.sans.edu...ry-image-01.jpg
Clicking on-the-link (DON'T) returned a RAR archive. The RAR archive contains a Windows executable that's poorly-disguised as some sort of receipt... indicators seen during the infection from Formbook malspam on Monday 2017-10-02:
Email:
    Date/Time:  2017-11-02 at 14:23 UTC
    Subject:  Re: Alert: FedEx OFFICE Delivery® ... 17-10-02, at 07:22:11 AM BA
    From:  "DOCUMENT2017" <gifcos@ tutanota.com>
    Link from the email:  hxxps ://superiorleather .co.uk/Receipt.r22

Traffic seen when retrieving the RAR archive:
    185.46.121.66 [1] port 443 - superiorleather .co.uk - GET /Receipt.r22 ..."
1] 185.46.121.66: https://www.virustot...66/information/
> https://www.virustot...c6369/analysis/
Post-infection traffic:
    47.90.52.201 port 80 - www .shucancan .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    52.87.61.120 port 80 - www .ias39 .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    66.206.43.242 port 80 - www .fairwaytablet .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    103.38.43.236 port 80 - www .chunsujiayuan .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    104.250.134.156 port 80 - www .ebjouv .info - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    104.31.80.135 port 80 - www .dailyredherald .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    153.92.6.50 port 80 - www .beykozevdenevenakliyatci .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    162.242.173.39 port 80 - www .238thrift .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    180.178.39.66 port 80 - www .et551 .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    195.154.21.65 port 80 - www .lesjardinsdemilady .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    198.54.114.238 port 80 - www .prfitvxnfe .info - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]
    199.34.228.59 port 80 - www .craigjrspestservice .com - GET /ch/?id=[80 character ID string]

    162.242.173.39 port 80 - www .238thrift .com - POST /ch/
    198.54.114.238 port 80 - www .prfitvxnfe .info - POST /ch/ "
(More detail @ the isc URL above.)

> http://www.malware-t...0/03/index.html
___

Fake 'Shipping' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
3 Oct 2017 - "... an email with the subject of 'Re: Shipping arrangement process' pretending to come from Valero .com but coming  from Anna Brugt <dhen.ordonez@ ritetrend .com.ph>...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ent-process.png

There is a-link-in-the-email body to
 http ://www.oysterpublicschool .com//hy/reciept/_outputC9E322F.exe which gives a 404,
 but there is also a RAR attachment with a file of the same name. It is highly likely that other versions of this email will have a different download link, that might be active.

_outputC9E322F.rar: Extracts to: _outputC9E322F.exe - Current Virus total detections 15/66*. Payload Security**
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment -or- link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1507051011/
_outputC9E322F.exe

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
109.169.89.11

oysterpublicschool .com: 192.185.115.66: https://www.virustot...66/information/
___

Fake 'Cash Statement' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
3 Oct 2017 - ... Malware downloaders... an email with the subject of 'Cash Statement of Account 10/03/2017'  coming from Front Desk <reception@ st-timsrc .org>...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...-10-03-2017.png

The email has a pdf attachment with a link to
 https ://goo .gl/4tzM3b which redirects to
 http ://uae-moneyremit .top/plugins/cfare.html where you seen a page like this asking you to install a plugin to view the page:
> https://myonlinesecu...ugin_needed.png

Pressing install will download
 https ://www.dropbox .com/s/piw5k38lytremqz/firefoxplugin_install.exe (VirusTotal 13/64*) (Payload Security**)

We have had a series of these emails recently (28 September 2017) was DAY END CASH PAYMENT REPORT AS ON 28/09/2017 which delivered fxplugin_install.exe (VirusTotal 44/65[3]) (Payload Security[4]) which was netwire RAT...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1507058018/
firefoxplugin_install.exe

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
5.206.227.248

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1506917666/

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
85.159.233.23
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 03 October 2017 - 02:08 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:10 PM

FYI...

Fake 'Copy of invoice' SPAM - delivers Locky
- https://myonlinesecu...cky-ransomware/
4 Oct 2017 - "... Locky downloaders... an email with the subject of 'Copy of invoice A5165059014. Please find your invoice attached' pretending to come from online@ screwfix .com...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ce-attached.png

InvoiceA5165059014.7z: Extracts to: Invoice558727316499528791952132.vbs - Current Virus total detections 6/59*
Payload Security** downloads from one of these hard coded locations in this vbs. (There will be numerous others):
“spazioireos .it/8etyfh3ni?”,
”derainlay .info/p66/8etyfh3ni”,
”turfschiploge .nl/8etyfh3ni?” (VirusTotal 16/65[3])...

> Update: current list of known download sites PASTEBIN(a) thanks to Racco42(b)
a) https://pastebin.com/ajXf4k0f
b) https://twitter.com/Racco42

The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1507106667/
Invoice558727316499528791952132.vbs

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
81.29.205.233

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1507107227/

spazioireos .it: 81.29.205.233: https://www.virustot...33/information/

derainlay .info: https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Fast_flux

turfschiploge .nl: 46.235.43.11: https://www.virustot...11/information/
___

Fake 'Payment Confirmation' SPAM - delivers java adwind
- https://myonlinesecu...rs-java-adwind/
4 Oct 2017 - "... -fake- financial themed emails containing java adwind or Java Jacksbot attachments or
-links- to download them
. I have previously mentioned many of these HERE[1]...
1] https://myonlinesecu.../?s=java adwind

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...onfirmation.png

Xpress Money Payment Confirmation.jar (462kb) - Current Virus total detections 16/62*. Payload Security**...
All the links-in-the-email (including the -image- of an XLS file) go to the-same-url (guaranteed to be a compromised site), where the all the site content is now about QTUM, a -bitcoin- exchange. I have been seeing several compromised malware delivery sites recently with all their content changed to the QTUM content) to download a zip file:
 http ://restaurantelburladero .com/Xpress Money Payment Confirmation.z (.z is a file extension that many unzipping utilities will extract from, although not commonly used)...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1507035357/
Scan 2017100323 114727.xls Here.JAR

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
216.58.209.238

restaurantelburladero .com: 5.2.88.79: https://www.virustot...79/information/
> https://www.virustot...1fc97/analysis/
___

'Dnsmasq' - multiple vulnerabilities
> https://www.helpnets.../dnsmasq-flaws/
Oct 3, 2017
> https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/973527
2 Oct 2017
> http://www.securityt....com/id/1039474
Oct 2 2017
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 04 October 2017 - 01:18 PM.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:40 AM

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Fake 'Payment Advice' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
5 Oct 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'Important – Payment Advice' pretending to come from HSBC but actually coming from a look-a-like domain HSBC <no-reply@ hsbcpaymentadvice .com> or HSBC <no-reply@ hsbcadvice .com> with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan... there is a slight formatting problem in Outlook, where the emails arrive with a -blank- body. Reading in plain text or using view source, shows the content...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...dvice_-HSBC.png

SecureMessage.doc - Current Virus total detections 10/59*. Payload Security**
This malware file downloads from
 http ://diga-consult .de/ser1004.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to aqdccc.exE (VirusTotal 13/65***). An alternative download location is
 http ://hill-familie .de/ser1004.png
This email -attachment- contains a genuine word doc with a macro script that when run will infect you.
The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...oc_4_Oct_17.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1507166812/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
87.106.222.158
64.182.208.181
194.87.92.191


*** https://www.virustot...sis/1507170157/
ser1004.png

diga-consult .de: 87.106.222.158: https://www.virustot...58/information/
> https://www.virustot...18c0e/analysis/

hill-familie .de: 148.251.5.116: https://www.virustot...16/information/
> https://www.virustot...27ff4/analysis/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 05 October 2017 - 04:40 AM.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:32 AM

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Fake 'Payment history' SPAM - delivers Locky
- https://myonlinesecu...d-of-zip-files/
6 Oct 2017 - "... Locky downloaders... an email with the subject of 'Payment history' pretending to come from accounts @ random email addresses and companies.... encoding the files today and the so called 7z attachment is actually a base64 file that needs decoding to get the 7z file, before extracting the VBS...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...locky-email.png

62046_Remittance.7z: decoded from base 64 and Extracts to: 872042 Remittance.vbs
Current Virus total detections 9/60*. Payload Security**
This particular VBS has these URLs hardcoded (there will be loads of others)
 "asheardontheradiogreens .com/uywtfgh36?”,
 ”thedarkpvp .net/p66/uywtfgh36″
 ”2-wave .com/uywtfgh36?” (virusTotal 14/66[3]) (Payload Security[4])...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1507281470/
872042 Remittance.vbs

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
216.58.213.142
74.125.160.39
199.30.241.139
91.142.170.187
209.54.62.81


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1507281734/
freSUUFBdtY.exe

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
173.223.106.227

asheardontheradiogreens .com: 199.30.241.139: https://www.virustot...39/information/

thedarkpvp .net: https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Fast_flux

2-wave .com: 209.54.62.81: https://www.virustot...81/information/
 

:ninja: :ninja:    :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 06 October 2017 - 07:58 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:28 AM

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Fake 'Amazon' SPAM - delivers banking trojan
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
11 Oct 2017 - "... malware scammers are imitating Amazon Associates to deliver their malware. An email with the subject of coming from 'Amazon Associates Network' <erikam1@ umbc .edu> with a malicious word doc or Excel XLS spreadsheet attachment delivers Cthonic banking trojan. These are coming via a -compromised- umbc .edu email account. All the sites in the malware delivery chain are -compromised- sites...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...twork-email.png

The link-in-the-email goes to a broken link
  ttps ://www.angelbasar .de/skin/form.php it should be
 https ://www.angelbasar .de/skin/form.php where it downloads Your account, statement.docm
Current Virus total detections 5/61*. Payload Security** Where you can see the same screenshots as described yesterday where the content only appears after enabling and allowing macros to run. This malware doc downloads from
 http ://shirtlounge .eu/skin/priv8.exe (VirusTotal 50/62[3]) (Payload Security[4]) Cthonic banking trojan...
DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment -or- link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1507708534/
bddca74a4da71137b8f780ff9c959a54_doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

3] https://www.virustot...fe217/analysis/
A.exe

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
104.238.186.189
87.98.175.85
5.9.49.12
144.76.133.38
49.51.33.103
93.170.96.235
85.159.213.210
37.187.16.17
31.3.135.232
62.113.203.55
62.113.203.99


angelbasar .de: 82.165.238.218: https://www.virustot...18/information/
> https://www.virustot...14e3a/analysis/

shirtlounge .eu: 85.214.130.213: https://www.virustot...13/information/
> https://www.virustot...4fd4c/analysis/
 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:52 AM

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Equifax website hacked again - redirects to fake Flash update
- https://arstechnica....e-flash-update/
10/12/2017 - "In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with Social Security numbers, names, and a dizzying amount of other details for some 145.5 million US consumers. For several hours on Wednesday the site was compromised again, this time to deliver -fraudulent- Adobe Flash updates, which when clicked, infected visitors' computers with adware that was detected by only three of 65 antivirus providers. Randy Abrams, an independent security analyst by day, happened to visit the site Wednesday evening to contest what he said was false information he had just found on his credit report. Eventually, his browser opened up a page on the domain hxxp :centerbluray .info that looked like this:
> https://cdn.arstechn...first-flash.jpg
... he encountered the -bogus- Flash download links on at least three subsequent visits. The picture above this post is the higher-resolution screenshot he captured during one visit... The file that got delivered when Abrams clicked through is called MediaDownloaderIron.exe. This VirusTotal entry* shows only Panda, Symantec, and Webroot detecting the file as adware. This separate malware analysis from Packet Security** shows the code is highly obfuscated and takes pains to conceal itself from reverse engineering. Malwarebytes[3] flagged the centerbluray .info site as one that pushes malware, while both Eset and Avira provided similar malware warnings for one of the intermediate domains, newcyclevaults .com. In the hour this post was being reported and written, Abrams was unable to reproduce the -redirects- leading to the malicious download. It's possible Equifax has cleaned up its site. It's also possible the attackers have shut down for the night and have the ability to return at will to visit still worse misfortunes on visitors. Equifax representatives didn't respond to an e-mail that included a link to the video and sought comment for this post."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1506995209/
MediaDownloaderIron.exe

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

3] https://www.virustot...51cc7/analysis/

centerbluray .info: Could not find an IP address for this domain name...

newcyclevaults .com: Could not find an IP address for this domain name...
 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:18 AM

FYI...

Fake 'MoneyGram' SPAM - delivers java trojan
- https://myonlinesecu...rs-java-trojan/
27 Oct 2017 - "... fake financial themed emails containing java adwind or Java Jacksbot attachments...
The link-in-the-email goes to a zip file which doesn’t extract. However if you rename the zip to .rar it does...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ction-Query.png

The link-in-the-email goes to
 http ://analab .it/TransactionQuery_10-16-2017.zip which is actually a .rar file that needs to be renamed to .rar to extract it.
TransactionQuery_10-16-2017.jar (307kb) - Current Virus total detections 19/58*. Payload Security**... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...c5185/analysis/
TransactionQuery_10-16-2017.jar

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
46.183.223.33: https://www.virustot...33/information/

analab .it: 62.149.205.46: https://www.virustot...46/information/
> https://www.virustot...c7ff2/analysis/
___

FBI press releases
> https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel

10.17.2017: Twelve People Indicted Installing Credit-Card Skimmers on Gas Pumps in Five States and Stealing Account Information from Thousands

10.17.2017: Two Women, Including Former Associate Dean of Caldwell University, Admit Defrauding Veterans’ G.I. Bill

10.17.2017: Doctor Admits Billing Medicare, Other Insurers $3 Million for Therapy Services Performed by Unqualified Personnel

10.17.2017: New York Man Sentenced to 43 Months in Prison for Robbing Bergen County, New Jersey Bank
 

:ninja: :ninja:    :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 17 October 2017 - 02:41 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:51 AM

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Fake 'Invoice' SPAM - delivers Locky or Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...ky-or-trickbot/
18 Oct 2017 - "... downloaders from the Necurs botnet that deliver Locky ransomware or Trickbot banking trojan... I saw a few twitter links leading to this post on Bleeping Computer[1] saying that Locky (Necurs Downloaders) will take screenshots of the “victim’s” computer and send back error messages to base... Todays is an email pretending to come from invoicing@ random names and email addresses, with a subject like 'Invoice 009863361 10.18.2017' where the numbers are random with a blank/empty body...
One of the emails looks like:
From: Invoicing <Invoicing@ random name>
Date: Wed 18/10/2017 10:27
Subject: Invoice 009863361 10.18.2017
Attachment: Invoice 009863361 10.18.2017.7z
Body content:
    totally empty blank


1] https://www.bleeping...runtime-errors/
Oct 17, 2017
> https://www.symantec...ee-your-desktop
17 Oct 2017 - "... Beware of strangers offering fake invoices..."

Invoice 009863361 10.18.2017.7z: Extracts to: Invoice 364776483 10.18.2017.vbs
Current Virus total detections 10/56[2]. Payload Security [3]| JoeSandbox[4].
Thanks to various Twitter contacts (my grateful thanks to them all for their hard work and expert knowledge) we have some downloads sites delivering Locky ransomware using USA IP numbers - VirusTotal 17/56[5]. Payload Security[6] from these locations:
dbatee .gr/niv785yg
goliathstoneindustries .com/niv785yg
3overpar .com/niv785yg
pciholog .ru/niv785yg
disfrance .net/p66/niv785yg
Joesandbox was given a different binary (sandbox pcap) that is a totally different size (VirusTotal 17/66[7]) (Payload Security[8]) it looks like the file must have been cut off during download. Using a different UK IP number, one researcher was given Trickbot banking trojan (VirusTotal 21/66[9]) (Payload Security[10]) from:
envi-herzog .de/iuty56g
pac-provider .com/iuty56g
pesonamas .co.id/iuty56g
disfrance .net/p66/iuty56g
... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
2] https://www.virustot...sis/1508316046/
Invoice 364776483 10.18.2017.vbs

3] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
49.51.134.78
Contacted Hosts
49.51.134.78

4] https://jbxcloud.joe...s/390019/1/html

5] https://www.virustot...fe484/analysis/

6] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

7] https://www.virustot...fe484/analysis/

8] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

9] https://www.virustot...1564b/analysis/

10] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 18 October 2017 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:02 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Invoice' SPAM - delivers Locky and Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...microsoft-word/
19 Oct 2017 - "Another change from the Necurs botnet delivering Locky and Trickbot again today with an email with the subject of 'Emailed Invoice – 459572' (random numbers) pretending to come from random names at your own email address or company domain...
They have changed to using word docs again but they are -not- using macros but using the DDE “exploit” or feature which -allows- linked files. These are very similar to embedded ole objects but instead of the object (normally a script file) being embedded in the word doc & you clicking it to allow it to run, these link to a remote website without you seeing the link. This link describes it in better detail:
> https://blog.barkly....ttack-no-macros

One of the emails looks like:
From: Stacie Osborne <Stacie@ victim domain .tld>
Date: Thu 19/10/2017 11:15
Subject: Emailed Invoice – 459572
Attachment: I_459572.doc
Body content:
    As requested  
    regards
    Stacie Osborne ...


Screenshot of word doc:
> https://myonlinesecu..._459572_doc.png

I_459572.doc - Current Virus total detections 9/60*. Payload Security**
The word doc uses this DDE “feature” to contact (in this example, there will be loads of others)
 http ://alexandradickman .com/KJHDhbje71 where a base64 encoded file is opened and decoded.
This has 3 hardcoded URLS inside it (again there will be others in other examples)
 “http ://shamanic-extracts .biz/eurgf837or”,
 ”http ://centralbaptistchurchnj .org/eurgf837or”,
 ”http ://conxibit .com/eurgf837or” which gives a  txt file which is -renamed- to rekakva32.exe
(VirusTotal 6/65[3]) (Payload Security[4])... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508408047/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
98.124.251.65
83.242.103.81
98.124.251.65

Contacted Hosts
98.124.251.65
62.212.154.98
83.242.103.81


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1508408465/

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
188.190.71.132
___

Fake 'eFax' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
19 Oct 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'eFax' pretending to come from eFax service but actually coming from a whole range of look-a-like domains with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan... the criminals sending these have registered various domains that look-like genuine Company, Bank, Government or message sending services...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ervicexx_ml.png

efax190238535-34522.doc - Current Virus total detections 4/59*. Payload Security**
This malware file downloads from
 http ://acupuncturenorthwest .com/kas47.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to Fcd-4.exe (VirusTotal 12/64[3]). An alternative download location is
 http ://www.agcofruit .com/kas47.png
This email attachment contains a genuine word doc with a macro script that when run will infect you.
The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...5-34522_doc.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508420918/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
74.50.21.13
64.182.208.184

Contacted Hosts
74.50.21.13
64.182.208.184
79.170.7.139
185.125.46.77


3] https://www.virustot...f884d/analysis/
Fcd-4.exe

acupuncturenorthwest .com: 74.50.21.13: https://www.virustot...13/information/
> https://www.virustot...dfff7/analysis/

agcofruit .com: 192.185.118.67: https://www.virustot...67/information/
> https://www.virustot...70065/analysis/
___

Locky Ransomware’s Recent SPAM
- http://blog.trendmic...pam-activities/
Oct 19, 2017 - "... A closer look at Locky’s activities reveals a constant: the use of spam. While spam remains to be a major entry point for ransomware, others such as Cerber also employ vectors like exploit kits. Locky, however, appears to concentrate its distribution through large-scale spam campaigns regardless of the variants released by its operators/developers... We’ve also found how the scale and scope of Locky’s distribution are fueled by the Necurs botnet, a spam distribution infrastructure comprising zombified devices. It churns out a sizeable amount of spam emails carrying information stealers like Gameover ZeuS, ZBOT or Dridex, and other ransomware families such as CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and Jaff. Necurs is Locky’s known and long-time partner in crime, and it’s no coincidence that the surge of Locky-bearing spam emails corresponds with the uptick in Necurs’ own activity. In fact, we saw that Necurs actively pushed Locky from August to October:
> https://blog.trendmi...ocky-spam-2.jpg
It’s also worth noting that Necurs also distributed Locky via URL-only spam emails — that is, the messages didn’t have -any- attachments, but rather -links- that divert users to -compromised- websites hosting the ransomware. The use of HTMLs embedded with -links- to the -compromised- site also started gaining traction this year... the continuous changes in Locky’s use of file attachments are its way of adjusting its tools to evade or bypass traditional security. But despite the seeming variety, there are common denominators in Locky’s social engineering, particularly in the email subjects and content. They appear to have the same old flavors, but with relatively different twists. Some of the recent lures we saw were:
- Fake voice message notifications (vishing, or the use of voice-related systems in phishing attacks)
- HTML attachments posing as invoices
- Archive files masquerading as business missives from multinationals, e.g., audit and budget reports
- Fraudulent emails that involve monetary transactions such as bills, parcel/delivery confirmations, and payment receipts..."
(More detail at the trendmicro URL above.)
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 19 October 2017 - 08:58 AM.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:59 AM

FYI...

Today's crop of cyber criminal attempts to INFECT systems and PC's through E-mail gets WORSE. 'Best bet is to read these posts by "good-guy" analysts and get what you can from their research, however convoluded the criminals means have evolved, and remember the standard warnings for ALL E-mail that hits your Inbox:

"DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content.

The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment -or- link in an email, unless you are expecting it."

Scanned image from MX-2600N malspam pretending to come from your own company delivers Locky ransomware using Word DDE exploit
- https://myonlinesecu...rd-dde-exploit/
20 Oct 2017

Fake Swift Copy message delivers fareit trojan
- https://myonlinesecu...-fareit-trojan/
20 Oct 2017

More Locky ransomware delivered via DDE exploit pretending to come from your own company or email address
- https://myonlinesecu...-email-address/
20 Oct 2017

Necurs Botnet malspam pushes Locky using DDE attack
- https://isc.sans.edu...E attack/22946/
2017-10-19 - "... the DDE attack* technique has spread to large-scale distribution campaigns..."
* https://www.bleeping...needing-macros/
___

Alert (TA17-293A)
Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors

- https://www.us-cert....lerts/TA17-293A
Oct 20, 2017 - "Systems Affected:
    Domain Controllers
    File Servers
    Email Servers
Overview: This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This alert provides information on advanced persistent threat (APT) actions targeting government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. Working with U.S. and international partners, DHS and FBI identified victims in these sectors. This report contains indicators of compromise (IOCs) and technical details on the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by APT actors on compromised victims’ networks...
DHS assesses this activity as a multi-stage intrusion campaign by threat actors targeting low security and small networks to gain access and move laterally to networks of major, high value asset owners within the energy sector. Based on malware analysis and observed IOCs, DHS has confidence that this campaign is still ongoing, and threat actors are actively pursuing their ultimate objectives over a long-term campaign. The intent of this product is to educate network defenders and enable them to identify and reduce exposure to malicious activity..."
(More detail at the us-cert URL above.)
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 21 October 2017 - 06:08 AM.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:34 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Office 365 update' SPAM - delivers Trojan
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
23 Oct 2017 - "... an email with the subject of 'Office 365' pretending to come from Microsoft Security Team  but actually coming via what looks like a compromised email account...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...365_cthonic.png

office_security_update.zip: Extracts to: ms_office_update.exe - Current Virus total detections 13/67*.
Payload Security**...
Update: after digging around the mail server quarantine, I have found several of these, coming via numerous different -compromised- email accounts. All of them have the same malformed content with no accessible attachment... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508670171/
ms_office_update.exe

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
35.189.99.49
Contacted Hosts
45.63.25.55
5.9.49.12
87.98.175.85
141.138.157.53
45.63.99.180
45.32.28.232
108.61.164.218
45.56.117.118
23.94.5.133
51.255.48.78
35.189.99.49
144.76.133.38

 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 23 October 2017 - 04:43 AM.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:32 AM

FYI...

'BadRabbit' ransomware attacks...
> https://www.bleeping...eastern-europe/
Oct 24, 2017 - "A new ransomware strain named 'Bad Rabbit' is wreaking havoc in many Eastern European countries, affecting both government agencies and private businesses alike. At the time of writing, the ransomware has hit countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Turkey. The speed with which Bad Rabbit spread is similar to the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks... ESET and Proofpoint researchers say Bad Rabbit has initially spread via -fake- Flash update packages, but the ransomware also appears to come with tools that help it move laterally inside a network, which may explain why it spread so quickly across several organizations in such a small time..."

> https://twitter.com/...Rabbit?src=hash

> https://www.csoonlin...ia-outlets.html
Oct 24, 2017

> https://www.welivese...der-ransomware/
24 Oct 2017

> https://askwoody.com/tag/badrabbit/
Oct 24, 2017

> https://www.virustot...8d0da/analysis/
BadRabbit.exe.virus / Uninstaller 27.0
49/66
File detail: FlashUtil.exe
Additional info:
install_flash_player.exe
___

Fake 'Invoice' SPAM - using 'DDE exploit'
- https://myonlinesecu...ng-dde-exploit/
24 Oct 2017 - "Another Locky ransomware campaign using the DDE exploit[1]...
1] https://www.bleeping...needing-macros/
... the word doc contains embedded -links- that use the DDE exploit to contact a remote server & get a base64 encoded string which decodes to a set of instructions to contact a list-of-urls in turn, until one responds...
Asking somebody to 'update links' seems innocent enough and many recipients will click 'yes':
Update fields warning message from DDE exploit word doc:
> https://myonlinesecu...date-fields.png
... many of the intermediate stages and files never get stored or kept on the victim’s computer, in fact the final Locky binary is deleted as soon as it has been run, so there are few forensic artefacts for investigation. Brad Duncan has done a Blog post at ISC explaining all this in detail[2] with examples from the earlier run.
2] https://isc.sans.edu...E attack/22946/

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...e-DDE-email.png

Invoice_file_921629.doc - Current Virus total detections 10/61*. Payload Security** | contacts
 ‘http ://transmercasa .com/JHGGsdsw6'
where it downloads to memory the base64 encoded string which decodes to give these 3 urls
    http ://tatianadecastelbajac .fr/kjhgFG
    http ://video.rb-webdev .de/kjhgFG
    http ://themclarenfamily .com/kjhgFG

This delivers heropad64.exe (VirusTotal 51/67[3]) (Payload Security[4]) which in turn sends a post request with system fingerprints to
  http ://webhotell .enivest.no/cuYT39.enc  
where if the response is acceptable it then downloads the Locky ransomware file from that site in an encrypted text format and converts it to a working .exe. 6213Lq3p.exe (VirusTotal 8/67[5]).
It then autoruns it & deletes both the encrypted txt and the binary. It further contacts what looks like a C2 at
 http ://gdiscoun .org ...
... easy to protect against by changing 1 simple setting in Microsoft Word (provided your company does -not- use the DDE feature to dynamically update word files with content from Excel spreadsheets etc). See HERE for details:
- https://myonlinesecu...ro-viruses/#dde

... The Word doc has changed slightly since last week with a couple of blue star like images instead of just a few Russian characters or words:
> https://myonlinesecu..._921629_doc.png

... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508840890/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
75.98.175.70
178.216.98.139
151.236.60.40
62.50.190.101

Contacted Hosts
75.98.175.70
151.236.60.40
178.216.98.139
62.50.190.101


3] https://www.virustot...6b0f2/analysis/

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
217.175.4.4
Contacted Hosts
217.175.4.4

5] https://www.virustot...sis/1508841472/
6213Lq3p.exe
___

Fake 'Scan Data' SPAM - delivers Locky via 'DDE exploit'
- https://myonlinesecu...yvictim-domain/
24 Oct 2017 - "... Once again the word doc contains embedded links that use the 'DDE exploit' to contact a remote server & get a base64 encoded string which decodes to a set of instructions to contact a list of urls in turn, until one responds, to download a small file which in turn downloads the main Locky ransomware binary...

... easy to protect against by changing 1 simple setting in Microsoft Word (provided your company does not use the DDE 'feature' to dynamically update word files with content from Excel spreadsheets etc) See HERE for details:
> https://myonlinesecu...ro-viruses/#dde..."
___

Fake 'Order acknowledgement' SPAM - malicious attachment
- http://blog.dynamoo....gement-for.html
24 Oct 2017 - "A change to the usual -Necurs- rubbish, this -fake- order has a malformed .z archive file which contains a malicious executable with an icon to make it look-like an Office document:
    Reply-To:    purchase@ animalagriculture .org
    To:    Recipients [DY]
    Date:    24 October 2017 at 06:48
    Subject:    FW: Order acknowledgement for BEPO/N1/380006006(2)
    Dear All,
    Kindly find the attached Purchase order# IT/IMP06/06-17 and arrange to send us the order acknowledgement by return mail.
    Note: Please expedite
    the delivery as this item is very urgently required.
    Regards,  Raj Kiran
    (SUDARSHAN SS)  NAVAL SYSTEMS (S&CS) ...


Attached is a file -Purchase order comfirmation.doc.z- which contains a malicious executable 'Purchase order comfirmation.exe' which currently has a detection rate of 12/66*. It looks like the archive type does
-not- actually match the extension:
> https://3.bp.blogspo.../7zip-error.png
If the intended target -hides- file extensions then it is easy to see how they could be fooled:
> https://2.bp.blogspo...As/s1600/po.png
... VirusTotal shows this information about the file**...
The Hybrid Analysis*** for is a little interesting (seemingly identifying it as Loki Bot), showing the malware phoning home to:
jerry.eft-dongle .ir/njet/five/fre.php (188.165.162.201 / Mizban Web Paytakht Co. Ltd., Iran)
> https://www.virustot...01/information/
... RIPE show them as being in Tehran:
> https://www.ripe.net...ata/ir.mwp.html
... if you are -not- interested in sending traffic to Iran, Mizban Web Paytakht own AS64428 which comprises of 185.165.40.0/22 as well. I'll make a guess that the 188.165.162.200/29 range may be -insecure- and could be worth blocking... You probably -don't- need to accept .z attachments at your mail perimeter, and any decent anti-spam tool should be able to look inside archives to determine was is in there."
* https://www.virustot...e010f/analysis/
Purchase order comfirmation.exe

** File detail: SysInv2.exe

*** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
188.165.162.201
Contacted Hosts
188.165.162.201
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 25 October 2017 - 05:47 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:18 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Quotation' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
25 Oct 2017 - "... an email with the subject of 'Re: Quotation' pretending to come from SNG Equipment <sales@ sngequipment .com> (in previous similar emails, the sender & companies mentioned in the email body were fairly random). I am not entirely sure what malware this is. Indications are it could be Lokibot... This file has an icon that makes it look like it is an Excel spreadsheet. Unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, it can easily be mistaken for a genuine XLS spreadsheet instead of the .EXE file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ation-email.png

Quotation.zip: Extracts to: Quotation.exe - Current Virus total detections 12/65*. Payload Security** ...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508905407/
Quotation.exe

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
___

Fake 'Payment slip' SPAM - delivers Java Trojan
- https://myonlinesecu...rs-java-trojan/
25 Oct 2017 - "... emails containing java Adwind, Java Jacksbot or other Java backdoor or Remote Access Trojans. We see these sort of emails frequently. Today’s has a slightly different subject and email content to many of the previous ones. This has a link-to-download-the-java-file rather than an attachment containing the malware...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...t-Slip-Copy.png

The -link- hidden behind the image goes to
  http ://www.system.air-alicante .eu/lib/css/Payment508879883.jar (519kb)
Current Virus total detections 1/62*. Payload Security**... system.air-alicante .eu looks to be a compromised Virtual Airline Site that appears to have been abandoned by its owner after a server crash. It was registered by Godaddy in July 2016 to a German Registrant. Currently hosted on 206.214.223.170 ServInt AS25847 which appears to be “owned” by a reseller fivedev .net who doesn’t have any abuse or contact details... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508882800/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

system.air-alicante .eu: 206.214.223.170: https://www.virustot...70/information/
> https://www.virustot...149ee/analysis/
___

Fake 'Payment Advice' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
25 Oct 2017 - "... an email with the subject of 'RE: Payment Advice 2000076579' (probably random numbers, although both copies I received have the  same numbers) pretending to come from OFFICE <office@ transferdept .com>. with an ACE file attachment (ACE files are a lesser known form of zip file that needs special programs to unzip them. A high proportion of recipients will -not- have this software on their commuter)... no idea what malware this actually is, although it is quite well detected on Virus Total as a generic malware.... As far as I can determine transferdept .com is a domain that is up for sale and has no website etc associated with it...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...-2000076579.png

PAYMENT.ace (VirusTotal 10/59*): Extracts to: PAYMENT.exe Current Virus total detections 28/67**.
Payload Security[3]... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508921444/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1508933216/
PAYMENT.exe

3] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
216.58.209.238

transferdept .com: A temporary error occurred during the lookup...
___

Fake 'Sage invoice' SPAM - delivers Dridex
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
25 Oct 2017 - "... an email with the subject of 'Your Sage subscription invoice is ready' pretending to come from Sage which delivers Dridex banking trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...eady_-email.png

... The link-in-the-email goes to a -compromised- or fraudulently set up OneDrive for business/ SharePoint site where a zip file containing a .js file is downloaded. That eventually downloads the Dridex banking Trojan:
 https ://tailoredpackaging-my.sharepoint .com/personal/bec_tailoredpackaging_com_au/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=0b5a1a2799b6e419daf97f646640e195b&authkey=AduyYkbo5mf9IESLsGPE6yk

Sage subscription invoice.zip: Extracts to: Sage subscription invoice.js Current Virus total detections 2/59*
 Payload Security** | Dridex Payload VirusTotal 13/67[3]| Payload Security[4]... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1508929523/
Sage subscription invoice.js.bin

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
104.146.164.67
Contacted Hosts
199.21.115.94
162.243.137.50
173.214.174.107
104.236.49.165


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1508933673/
mvrdcoqbki2.exe

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
Contacted Hosts
199.21.115.94
162.243.137.50
173.214.174.107
104.236.49.165


tailoredpackaging-my.sharepoint .com: 104.146.164.27: https://www.virustot...27/information/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 25 October 2017 - 02:12 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 26 October 2017 - 06:52 AM

FYI...

Fake 'TRANSFER PAYMENT ERROR' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
26 Oct 2017 - "... an email with the subject of 'TRANSFER PAYMENT ERROR (URGENT ATTENTION!!!)' pretending to come from OFFICE <office@ transferdept .com> with an ACE file attachment (ACE files are a lesser known form of zip file that needs special programs to unzip them. A high proportion of recipients will not have this software on their commuter). Yesterday we saw a similar malspam campaign using the same-email details spoofing transferdept .com[1]... not sure what malware this actually is, although it is quite well detected on Virus Total as a generic malware. It is most probably Fareit trojan...
1] https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...NTION-email.png

PAYMENT ADVICE.ace (VirusTotal 19/59*): Extracts to: PAYMENT ADVICE.exe
- Current Virus total detections 29/66**. Payload Security***... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1509003325/

** https://www.virustot...sis/1509008143/
PAYMENT ADVICE.exe

*** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
___

Fake 'Invoice' SPAM - delivers Fareit trojan
- https://myonlinesecu...-fareit-trojan/
26 Oct 2017 - "... an email with the subject of 'Re: Invoice' pretending to come from Sales (random names and email addresses) delivers Fareit/Pony trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...voice_email.png

NEW INVOICE.R23 (113kb): Extracts to: NEW INVOICE .com (which is an absolutely massive 11.5MB in size) 

Current Virus total detections 14/66*. Payload Security**| tries to contact
 http ://laximdiamond .com/fta/panel/shit.exe (which gives a 404) however there is an open directory
 http ://laximdiamond .com/fta/panel/ where we see this:
> https://myonlinesecu...aximdiamond.png
It should be noted that this file has an invalid Microsoft Digital signature that expired in 2011:
> https://myonlinesecu...l-signature.png

The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...0daff/analysis/
daff.exe
Additional Information:
File names: Madhavan.exe
daff.exe
NEW INVOICE .com
Madhavan
NEW INVOICE .com

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
45.122.138.22
Contacted Hosts
45.122.138.22

laximdiamond .com: 45.122.138.22: https://www.virustot...22/information/
> https://www.virustot...96c4d/analysis/
___

Fake 'account documents' SPAM - delivers Trickbot via DDE exploit
- https://myonlinesecu...he-dde-exploit/
26 Oct 2017 - "... using the DDE exploit[1] to perform malware campaigns... today the Trickbot gang have got in the act with an email with the subject of 'Your account documents' pretending to come from Lloyds Bank but actually coming from a look-a-like domain <noreply@ lloydsbankdownload .com> with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan...
1] https://www.bleeping...needing-macros/

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ments-email.png

> https://myonlinesecu...uments_docx.png

Documents.docx - Current Virus total detections 4/58*. Payload Security**...
This malware docx file downloads from
 http ://preview.tastymovies .com/moviefiles/lorangosor.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to ect.exe (VirusTotal 12/67***)
Today’s example of the spoofed domain is, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar using privacy protection services.
  lloydsbankdownload .com hosted on numerous servers and IP addresses and sending the emails via  185.106.121.26  smtp3.wow-me .org | 95.211.213.219 | 185.2.81.3 | 213.152.162.231 | All of which are based in Netherlands... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1509019722/
ec4b69380c33a9fa2b0145ed0b118ef2.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
37.120.182.208
69.12.77.100

Contacted Hosts
69.12.77.100
37.120.182.208
195.133.146.122
194.87.235.112


*** https://www.virustot...e5d5a/analysis/

smtp3.wow-me .org: A temporary error occurred during the lookup...

lloydsbankdownload .com: 95.211.213.219
185.2.81.3
213.152.162.231
185.106.121.26

 

tastymovies .com: 69.12.77.100: https://www.virustot...00/information/
> https://www.virustot...27b03/analysis/
___

Fake 'RBS bank line secure email' SPAM - delivers Trickbot via DDE exploit
- https://myonlinesecu...ia-dde-exploit/
26 Oct 2017

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ecure-email.png

> https://myonlinesecu...24533._docx.png

DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."

(More detail at the myonlinesecurity.co.uk URL above. )
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 26 October 2017 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:17 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Invoice' SPAM - delivers Locky via word docs with embedded OLE objects
- https://myonlinesecu...ed-ole-objects/
31 Oct 2017 - "... another change in the Necurs botnet malspam delivery that normally delivers Locky ransomware or Trickbot banking trojan. After a week or so of using the DDE exploit, today they have switched back to embedded-OLE-objects inside a word doc... The emails pretend to be invoices with a completely empty-blank-body... The word doc contains an embedded PowerShell -script- that runs when you follow their prompts to double-click-the-image. This contacts a remote server where it opens in memory (without saving to the disc in any obvious way) a set of instructions to contact a list-of-urls in turn, until one responds, to download a small file...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...00808_email.png

The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...0000808_doc.png

Invoice INV0000808.doc - Current Virus total detections 5/61*. Payload Security** contacts
  http ://christakranzl .at/eiuhf384 where it downloads to memory a set of instructions that give
these 6 urls:
 "http ://projex-dz .com/i8745fydd”,
 “http ://celebrityonline .cz/i8745fydd”,
 “http ://sigmanet .gr/i8745fydd”,
 “http ://apply.pam-innovation .com/i8745fydd”,
 “http ://bwos .be/i8745fydd”,
 “http ://zahntechnik-imlau .de/i8745fydd”
... Using a UK based IP number, this delivered requ4.exe which is an old well known remote admin tool Netcat. (VirusTotal 48/67[3])... using a USA based IP via a proxy, I also got requ4.exe (from the same urls) but a totally different version that looks like Locky ransomware (VirusTotal 15/66[4]) (Payload Security[5])... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1509442810/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
88.198.9.176
5.196.81.12

Contacted Hosts
88.198.9.176
5.196.81.12


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1509448777/
nc.exe

4] https://www.virustot...sis/1509452021/
requ4.exe

5] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
77.93.62.179
Contacted Hosts
77.93.62.179

5.196.81.12: https://www.virustot...12/information/
> https://www.virustot...d71de/analysis/

88.198.9.176: https://www.virustot...76/information/
> https://www.virustot...c66b5/analysis/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 31 October 2017 - 09:31 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:43 AM

FYI...

Banking Trojan targets Google Search Results (SEO)
- http://blog.talosint...a-campaign.html
Nov 2, 2017 - "It has become common for users to use Google to find information that they do not know. In a quick Google search you can find practically anything you need to know. Links returned by a Google search, however, are not guaranteed to be safe. In this situation, the threat actors decided to take advantage of this behavior by using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to make their malicious links more prevalent in the search results, enabling them to target users with the Zeus-Panda-banking-Trojan. By poisoning the search results for specific banking related keywords, the attackers were able to effectively target specific users in a novel fashion. By targeting primarily financial-related keyword searches and ensuring that their -malicious- results are displayed, the attacker can attempt to maximize the conversion rate of their infections as they can be confident that infected users will be regularly using various financial platforms and thus will enable the attacker to quickly obtain credentials, banking and credit card information, etc. The overall configuration and operation of the infrastructure used to distribute this malware was interesting as it did not rely on distribution methods that Talos regularly sees being used for the distribution of malware. This is another example of how attackers regularly refine and change their techniques and illustrates why ongoing consumption of threat intelligence is essential for ensuring that organizations remain protected against new threats over time... The initial vector used to initiate this infection process does not appear to be email based. In this particular campaign, the attacker(s) targeted specific sets of search keywords that are likely to be queried by potential targets using search engines such as Google. By leveraging compromised web servers, the attacker was able to ensure that their malicious results would be ranked highly within search engines, thus increasing the likelihood that they would be clicked on by potential victims...
Having a sound, layered, defense-in-depth strategy in place will help ensure that organizations can respond to the constantly changing threat landscape. Users, however, must also remain vigilant and think twice before clicking-a-link, opening-an-attachment or even blindly trusting the results of a Google search..."
IPs Distributing Maldocs:
67.195.61.46: https://www.virustot...46/information/

C2 IP Addresses:
82.146.59.228: https://www.virustot...28/information/
(More detail at the talosintelligence URL above.)
___

'Coin Miner' Malware - hits Google Play
- http://blog.trendmic...ts-google-play/
Oct 30, 2017 - "... Recently, we found that apps with -malicious- cryptocurrency mining-capabilities on Google Play. These apps used dynamic JavaScript loading and native code injection to avoid detection. We detect these apps as ANDROIDOS_JSMINER and ANDROIDOS_CPUMINER. This is not the first time we’ve found these types of apps on app stores. Several years ago, we found -malicious- apps on the Google-Play-store detected as ANDROIDOS_KAGECOIN, a malware family with hidden-cryptocurrency-mining capabilities:
> https://www.gdatasof...oes-to-the-moon

 However, we’re now seeing apps used for this purpose, which we detect as ANDROIDOS_JSMINER and ANDROIDOS_CPUMINER. This is not the first time we’ve found these types of apps on app stores. Several years ago, we found malicious apps on the Google Play store detected as ANDROIDOS_KAGECOIN, a malware family with hidden cryptocurrency mining capabilities.*           
* https://blog.gdataso...o-the-moon.html
... We’ve previously seen tech support scams** -and- compromised websites used to deliver the Coinhive JavaScript cryptocurrency miner to users. However, we’re now seeing apps used for this purpose, which we detect as ANDROIDOS_JSMINER.
** http://blog.trendmic...s-monero-miner/
 We found two apps; one supposedly helps users pray the rosary, while the other provides discounts of various kinds:
> https://blog.trendmi...id-mining-1.png
...
> https://blog.trendmi...id-mining-2.png
Both of these samples do the same thing once they are started: they will load the JavaScript library code from Coinhive and start mining with the attacker’s own site key... This JavaScript code runs within the app’s webview, but this is -not- visible to the user because the webview is set to run in -invisible- mode by default... Another family of malicious apps takes -legitimate-versions- of apps and adds mining libraries, which are then repackaged and distributed. We detect these as ANDROIDOS_CPUMINER. One version of this malware is in Google Play and disguised as a wallpaper application:
> https://blog.trendmi...id-mining-5.png
These threats highlight how even mobile devices can be used for cryptocurrency mining activities, even if, in practice, the effort results in an insignificant amount of profit. Users should take note of -any- performance degradation on their devices after installing an app. We have reached out to Google, and the apps mentioned in this post are no longer on Google Play..."

Related posts: http://blog.trendmic...e-banking-apps/

> http://blog.trendmic...s-monero-miner/

> http://blog.trendmic...er-information/

> http://blog.trendmic...ead-filelessly/
"... Conclusion: Fileless attacks are becoming more common. Threat actors are increasingly using attack methods that work directly from memory and use legitimate tools or services*. In this case, WMI subscriptions have been used by this cryptocurrency-mining malware as its -fileless- persistence mechanism. Since there are no malware files on the hard drive, it’s more difficult to detect..."
* Fileless Threats that Abuse PowerShell
> https://www.trendmic...buse-powershell
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 03 November 2017 - 10:51 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:40 AM

FYI...

Fake 'invoice' SPAM - delivers Locky
- https://myonlinesecu...cky-ransomware/
7 Nov 2017 - "... an email with a subject of 'Invoice #231910390' (random numbers) pretending to come from XXDocumentSend at your own email address or company domain... Once again the word doc contains an embedded OLE object that when clicked on opens a PowerShell script which contacts a remote server & get a text string which contains a set of instructions to contact a list of urls in turn, until one responds, to  download the main Locky ransomware or Trickbot binary...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...10390-email.png

... over the last couple of weeks or so the downloaders from the Necurs botnet used system fingerprinting to decide which malware to give to any victim. Certain countries and IP ranges got Locky, others got Trickbot banking trojan. I am pretty sure that these Word embedded OLE downloaders and the downloaders will also be using the same techniques:
> https://myonlinesecu...-ole-object.png

115403772_11_07_2017_14_87_41.doc - Current Virus total detections 11/60*. Payload Security** | contacts
 ‘http ://gotcaughtdui .com/693’ where it downloads to memory the text string which contains these 6 urls
 "http ://teesaddiction .com/JHgd3Dees“,
 ”http ://christaminiatures .nl/JHgd3Dees“,
 ”http ://336.linux1.testsider .dk/JHgd3Dees“,
 ”http ://florastor .net/JHgd3Dees“,
 ”http ://heinzig .info/JHgd3Dees“,
 ”http ://muchinfaket .net/p66/JHgd3Dees”
This delivers wera4.exe (VirusTotal 10/66[3]) (Payload Security[4])... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510048862/
115403772_11_07_2017_14_87_41.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
132.148.21.213
217.73.227.10

Contacted Hosts
132.148.21.213
217.73.227.10


3] https://www.virustot...735ce/analysis/

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
___

Fake 'eFax' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
7 Nov 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'You have a new fax' pretending to come from eFax Corporate but actually coming from a look-a-like domain <message@ efax-secure .com> with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...x-from-eFax.png

Today’s example of the spoofed domains are, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar.
    efax-secure .com hosted on and sending the emails via 134.19.180.224  hosted-by .rapidrdp .com AS49453 Global Layer B.V. | 95.211.214.251 AS60781 LeaseWeb Netherlands B.V.| 185.106.121.147 free.hostsailor .com  AS60117 Host Sailor Ltd. | 185.2.81.10 guish.elvb-listverify .com AS49981 WorldStream B.V. |

HighlyEncryptedFax.doc - Current Virus total detections 3/59*. Payload Security**
This malware file downloads from
 http ://styleof.co .uk/ser1107.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to Hmmd.exe (VirusTotal 8/61[3]). An alternative download location is
 http ://tablet-counter .com/ser1107.png
This email -attachment- contains a genuine word doc with a macro script that when run will infect you.
The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...ptedFax_doc.png
DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510053544/
HighlyEncryptedFax.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
37.120.182.208
79.171.39.110
146.255.32.109

Contacted Hosts
79.171.39.110
146.255.32.109
37.120.182.208
176.120.126.21
194.87.93.48
62.109.10.76


3]  https://www.virustot...sis/1493725297/
Epvuyf.exe
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 07 November 2017 - 06:24 AM.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:29 AM

FYI...

Fake 'eFax' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...-efax-messages/
8 Nov 2017 - "... this week the Trickbot gangs have decided to continue with -imitating- eFax to distribute their malware. Unlike yesterday’s version[1] which looked quite realistic. Today’s version is quite a pale imitation...
1] https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
This example is an email containing the subject of 'You have received a fax message' pretending to come from eFax but actually coming from a series of look-a-like domains <noreply@ faxmessage*** .ml> (*** = 1 to 599) with a malicious word doc attachment is the second of today’s spoofs of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ge_8_nov_17.png

faxmessage*** .ml is being hosted on different IP numbers & ranges all appearing to be -compromised- ISP IP numbers from major ISPs in UK, Europe & USA. In previous phishing and malware scams by this criminal gang they used a range of domain numbers between 1 and 600 over several days, so there could be a lot more to come.

efax1298357237174_23536.doc - Current Virus total detections 5/60*. Payload Security**
This malware doc file downloads using PowerShell from
 http ://transfercar24 .de/xjersey/grondbag.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to slaaen.exe (VirusTotal 18/67***)
Alternative download site:
 http ://theartofinvestment .co.uk/authentic/grondbag.png
The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...53_2425_doc.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510147039/
efax1298357237174_23536.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
200.47.70.193
127.0.0.4
78.47.139.102
87.106.3.106

Contacted Hosts
87.106.3.106
78.47.139.102
82.146.62.66
92.53.67.5


*** https://www.virustot...sis/1510152607/
grondbag.png.exe

transfercar24 .de: 87.106.3.106: https://www.virustot...06/information/
> https://www.virustot...0bbd0/analysis/

theartofinvestment .co.uk: ... A temporary error occurred during the lookup...
___

Drive-by cryptocurrency mining
> https://www.helpnets...urrency-mining/
Nov 8, 2017

(MANY details at the URL above.)
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 08 November 2017 - 03:34 PM.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

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Fake 'Resume' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...eliver-malware/
10 Nov 2017 - "... This is a continuation from these 2 previous posts about malware using resumes or job applications as the lure [1] [2]...
1] https://myonlinesecu...obe-ransomware/
2] https://myonlinesecu...ads-to-malware/
... you can see from the email headers, these pass all authentication checks, so stand quite a good chance of being delivered to a recipient... the web address the word doc downloads from
 http ://89.248.169.136 /bigmac.jpg is exactly the same as reported on 8th October 2107. More than 1 month ago & still live and spewing out malware...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...resume_amir.png

resume.doc - Current Virus total detections 11/59*. Payload Security**...
This malware downloads from http ://89.248.169.136 /bigmac.jpg  which of course it -not- an image file but a renamed .exe ASDlkoa.exe (VirusTotal 18/67[3]) (Payload Security[4])... This word doc looks like this:
> https://myonlinesecu.../resume_doc.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510290607/
resume.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

Hybrid Analysis
89.248.169.136: https://www.virustot...36/information/
> https://www.virustot...f8f9e/analysis/

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1510290556/
ASDlkoa.exe

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
145.249.104.14
212.227.91.231

Contacted Hosts
212.227.91.231
145.249.104.14
104.16.40.2
216.58.201.228
216.58.201.238

___

Fake 'MoneyGram' SPAM - Java Adwind delivered
- https://myonlinesecu...m-notice-again/
10 Nov 2017 - "... mentioned many of these HERE[1]. We have been seeing these sort of emails almost every day and there was nothing much to update. Today’s has a  slightly different subject and email content to previous ones. Many Antiviruses on Virus Total normally detect these heuristically...
1] https://myonlinesecu.../?s=java adwind
Make Note: JavaAdwind/JavaJacksbot are both very dangerous remote access backdoor Trojans...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...e-1110_2017.png

There is -no-attachment- with this malspam campaign, but instead a -link- that activates when you click the image in the email, which downloads
 http ://ferraniguillem .com/MG%20Notice%201110.zip which is NOT a .zip but a .rar file. It will not extract until you -rename- it to rar and then only in WinZip -not- in any other of my extraction tools... eventually extracts to:
MG Notice 1110.JAR (532kb) Current Virus total detections 15/58*. Payload Security**...  
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment or link in an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510301644/
MG Notice 1110.JAR

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

ferraniguillem .com: 82.98.139.51: https://www.virustot...51/information/
> https://www.virustot...9b12d/analysis/
___

Fidelity Investments – Phish...
- https://myonlinesecu...otice-phishing/
10 Nov 2017 - "... one we don’t often see in the UK. Fidelity Investments is a US based bank or institution...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...-scam-email.png

If you follow the link-in-the-email
 http ://www.meyvesebze .net/wp-content/plugins/p.php which -redirects- you to
 https ://www.todentists .ca/Site/styles/RtlCust/IdentifyUser/login.php?cmd=login_submit&id=e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929&session=e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929e992ab62da234424f3975ad9356b4929
... you see a webpage looking like this:
> https://myonlinesecu...ty_phishing.png

After you input your User Name and Password, you get forwarded to a page asking for Social security number, Date of Birth, Email Address and Email Password:
> https://myonlinesecu...y_phishing2.png

Then you get a failure page saying “Due to a technical error, the update system is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later”:
> https://myonlinesecu...y_phishing3.png

... Watch for -any- site that invites you to enter ANY personal or financial information... All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email... Email Headers and phishing Site information: the From address in the email does-not-exist and is totally made up..."

meyvesebze .net: 31.186.8.167: https://www.virustot...67/information/

todentists .ca: 64.118.86.45: https://www.virustot...45/information/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 10 November 2017 - 01:28 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:49 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Sage invoice' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
13 Nov 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'Important: Outdated Invoice' pretending to come from Sage but actually coming from a look-a-like or typo-squatted domain <secure@ sage-invoices .com> with a malicious word doc attachment... delivering Trickbot banking Trojan... Today’s example of the spoofed domains are, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar.
    sage-invoices .com  hosted on  185.2.81.187 | 213.152.162.139 | 185.106.121.134 |

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ted-invoice.png

SecureMessage.doc - Current Virus total detections 2/60*. Payload Security**...
This malware file downloads from
 http ://styleof .co.uk/ser1113.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to yjgeidqce.exe (VirusTotal 11/66***)
An alternative download location is
 http ://rifweb .co.uk/ser1113.png
This email attachment contains a genuine word doc with a macro script that when run will infect you.
The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...sagepay_doc.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...c1f92/analysis/
76SagePay.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
127.0.0.2
79.171.39.110
146.255.36.1
127.0.0.4

Contacted Hosts
79.171.39.110
217.194.212.248
146.255.36.1
179.43.160.50
194.87.238.194
216.177.130.203


*** https://www.virustot...sis/1510574768/
ser1113.png

styleof .co.uk: 79.171.39.110: https://www.virustot...10/information/
> https://www.virustot...0bbc8/analysis/

rifweb .co.uk: 217.194.212.248: https://www.virustot...48/information/
> https://www.virustot...c3ea5/analysis/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 13 November 2017 - 07:56 AM.

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#2022 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:38 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Secure email' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...uments-malspam/
14 Nov 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'Secure email message' pretending to come from Lloyds Bank but actually coming from... look-a-like or typo-squatting domains and email addresses <secure@ lloydsconfidential .com>
  or <secure@ lloydsbankdocs .com> or <secure@ lloydsbankconfidential .com> with a malicious word doc attachment  is today’s latest -spoof- of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...Lloyds-Bank.png

Despite the instructions in the email to use the Authorisation code in the word doc, there is nowhere to enter it and it is not needed. The criminals are relying on you being fooled by this simple Social Engineering trick persuading you to enable Macros and content to infect you & steal your Money, Passwords and Bank details.
They tell you ”Note: Contents of this document are protected and secured. If you have problems viewing/loading secure content, please select “Enable Content” button.”
Do -NOT- enable Macros or Content under any circumstances. That will infect you...

Today’s example of the -spoofed- domains are, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar.
 lloydsconfidential .com  hosted on and sending emails via 185.106.121.78
  free.hostsailor .com AS60117 Host Sailor Ltd.
 lloydsbankconfidential .com hosted on and sending emails via 95.211.104.108 hosted-by.swiftslots .com
AS60781 LeaseWeb Netherlands B.V.
  lloydsbankdocs .com hosted on and sending emails via 134.19.180.151 134191801511.onlinemarketmix .com AS49453 Global Layer B.V.

doc1_46.doc - Current Virus total detections 3/59*. Payload Security**...
This malware file downloads from
 http ://simplicitybystrasser .com/images/logo.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to a .exe file. (VirusTotal 9/68***).
An alternative download location is
 http ://lhelectrique .com/logo.png
This email attachment contains a genuine word doc with a macro script that when run will infect you.

The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...doc1_46_doc.png

DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510661006/
doc1_46.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
216.239.36.21
23.235.209.96

Contacted Hosts
23.235.209.96
216.239.36.21
92.63.107.222
91.211.247.94


*** https://www.virustot...8e952/analysis/
logo.png

simplicitybystrasser .com: 23.235.209.96: https://www.virustot...96/information/
> https://www.virustot...65de7/analysis/

lhelectrique .com: 173.209.38.131: https://www.virustot...31/information/
> https://www.virustot...e7a81/analysis/
___

Fake 'Bank login' - Phish...
- https://myonlinesecu...count-phishing/
14 Nov 2017 - "... phishing attempts for Bank login details. This one is actually quite effective when you get to the site. As you can see from the screenshots, it is very easy to be fooled by the
 http ://www.halifax-online .co.uk.personal.logon.login.jsp at the start on the URL in the browser address bar
(Highlighted in Yellow) where the real web address you are sent to is lifextension .ro (Highlighted in Green)...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...14_nov_2017.png

... If you follow the-link-inside-the-email you first get sent to
 https ://superjasa .com/wp-admin/js/widgets/x86x.php  which immediately redirects you to
 http ://www.halifax-online .co.uk.personal.logon.login.jsp.1510638768542.lifextension .ro/RT28JASHHDAS02/Login.php?sslchannel=true&sessionid=WR3WM0KHcrFBC45ugtRa7iFomyQGXFz5fraRrou3vd4QceX3svWxy82f4JzNRFdeGOjHnwfj5iI0UJ2T

where you see a webpage looking like this:
> https://myonlinesecu...tension.ro_.png

... Both sites involved in this phish are likely to be -compromised- sites, being used without the website owners knowledge
 http ://lifextension .ro - 76.72.173.69: https://www.virustot...69/information/

There is a message on the home page for lifextension .ro warning that the hosting agreement for this page has expired! but the hosts/resellers have only put that on the home page -not- on any subdomains so the phish stays active... the DCM software “company” is a webdesigner and hosting reseller, who aren’t taking security of their client’s sites seriously enough. By the layout and design of their own website they must think of style over substance and mistakes and errors don’t matter (various missing & broken links, including social media buttons going nowhere):
- https://myonlinesecu...xtension_ro.png

> https://www.virustot...dca0b/analysis/

Has a malware prompt on its home page, luckily the file is hosted-on-Dropbox & no longer available for download.

superjasa .com: 202.52.146.30: https://www.virustot...30/information/
 

:ninja: :ninja:    :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 14 November 2017 - 09:07 AM.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:10 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Bankline' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
15 Nov 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'You have a new secure message' pretending to come from Bankline but actually coming from a look-a-like or typo-squatting domain <message@ banklinemail .com> with a link-in-the-email body to download a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan
Today The Trickbot delivery method has changed somewhat. First, they have a link-in-the-email body to download a word doc. Next they have gone with a generic Bankline sender and domain. There are several banks using the Bankline name, including RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), NatWest, Ulster Bank and a Bitcoin-Bank-Account called Bankline... no idea which one they trying to imitate today but it cleverly covers all of them & spreads the net wider than usual. There is also only 1 download location for the Trickbot payload today, they normally have 2. It looks like they have messed up the PowerShell script that gets created by the macro and the 2nd url isn’t being formed correctly...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ure-message.png

Today’s example of the spoofed domains are, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar.
    banklinemail .com hosted on 160.153.129.238  Godaddy AS26496 but also sending emails via 185.106.121.234  | 95.211.104.113 | 46.21.144.11 | 134.19.180.163 | all of which pass authentication and have correct records set.
Despite the instructions in the email to use the Authorisation code in the word doc, there is nowhere to enter it and it is not needed. The criminals are relying on you being fooled by this simple Social Engineering trick persuading you to 'enable Macros' and content to infect you & steal your Money, Passwords and Bank details.
They tell you Note: Contents of this document are protected and secured. If you have problems viewing/loading secure content, please select “Enable Content” button.
Do NOT enable Macros or Content under any circumstances. That will infect you.

8d6ba737-775e8bdc-f95f16f3-1b460259.doc - Current Virus total detections 2/59*. Payload Security**..
This malware file downloads from
 http ://aperhu .com/ser111517.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to tdhq.exe (VirusTotal 11/59***).
This email attachment contains a genuine word doc with a macro script that when run will infect you.
The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...b460259_doc.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510740562/
Secure Message.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
127.0.0.2
127.0.0.4
78.47.139.102
143.95.252.46

Contacted Hosts
143.95.252.46
78.47.139.102
92.63.97.68
194.87.110.139


*** https://virustotal.c...57e8d/analysis/
ser111517.png

aperhu .com: 143.95.252.46: https://www.virustot...46/information/
> https://www.virustot...17e8c/analysis/
___

Android Trojan malware discovered in Google Play
- https://blog.malware...ed-google-play/
Nov 14, 2017 - "A new piece of mobile malware has been discovered in Google Play masquerading as multiple apps: an alarm clock app, a QR scanner app, a compass app, a photo editor app, an Internet speed test app, and a file explorer app. According to Google Play data, all were last updated between October and November 2017. These dates are likely when they were added to Google Play, based on their low version numbers (e.g. 1.0, 1.0.1). We named this new malware variant Android/Trojan.AsiaHitGroup based on a URL found within the code of these malicious APKs...
this QR scanner is short lived. You only get one chance to use the app, because after clicking out of it, the icon disappears! Out of frustration, you may immediately go to your apps list to uninstall this bizarre-behaving QR scanner, but good luck finding it... there appears to be no fail-proof way to stop malware from entering the Play store. This is where a second layer of protection is strongly recommended. By using a quality mobile anti-malware scanner, you can stay safe even when Google Play Protect fails..."
(More detail at the malwarebytes URL above.)

> https://www.helpnets...er-google-play/
Nov 16, 2017 - "Google has removed from Google Play eight apps that have served as downloaders for Android banking malware..."
 

:ninja: :ninja:    :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 16 November 2017 - 07:40 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

FYI...

Suspicious Domains Tracking ...
- https://isc.sans.edu/diary/rss/23046
2017-11-16 - "Domain names remain a gold mine to investigate security incidents or to prevent some malicious activity to occur on your network...
Happy hunting!
[1] https://isc.sans.edu...us_domains.html
[2] https://en.wikipedia...ation_algorithm
[3] http://securityaffai...ill-switch.html
[4] http://misp-project.org/
[5] https://blog.rootshell.be/2017/10/31/splunk-custom-search-command-searching-misp-iocs/  "

(MUCH more detail at the isc URL above.)
 

  :thumbsup:

___

Fake 'Re:payment' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
16 Nov 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'Re:payment' coming from [redacted]@ cs .com with a zip attachment which contains some sort of malware...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...ment_cs_com.png

Bank receipt pdf.zip: Extracts to: Bank receipt pdf.exe - Current Virus total detections 15.68*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This malware file attempts to download from these -3- sites:
  http ://www.plasticbags .info/na/?id=ct7EX847F+fIn3VkER7xV/XU/exdWHV6LvmrngXmar4Pbag2la+n0AnpQnxVHV21Mp6i4Q==&Lv18=bLUdWtwp4bJhJP -or-
  http ://www.nettopolis .email/na/?id=DetlfAibiVhB/jSD5CdGOk3sftJHeNpzwT01DHDpstch9neoK+a+bAVv0IXcSJ5QPSyr6g==&Lv18=bLUdWtwp4bJhJP
-both- of which fail to respond. Both sites are hosted on Godaddy (184.168.221.53) and have a temporary holding / domain parking page with the usual adverts. Both sites were registered in early September 2017. Either Godaddy has exploitable vulnerabilities on their Domain Parking pages or they were registered by criminals who haven’t set up the domains properly yet.
 http ://www.marlow-and-co .com/na/?id=mLSZLOZGg8XOoWhtThKSW1hFX7QHeHYwxlPs7+FwgoIusw3OZOrPJE6119RFPiuJf6vG8Q==&Lv18=bLUdWtwp4bJhJP&sql=1
which is hosted in Japan (183.90.253.3) and gives a 404...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510806654/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
File Details
Bank receipt pdf.exe
DNS Requests
No relevant DNS requests were made.
Contacted Hosts
No relevant hosts were contacted...

plasticbags .info: 50.63.202.62: https://www.virustot...62/information/

nettopolis .email: 184.168.221.53: https://www.virustot...53/information/

marlow-and-co .com: 183.90.253.3: https://www.virustot....3/information/
___

Fake 'Confidential account documents' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...banking-trojan/
16 Nov 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'Confidential account documents' pretending to come from Barclays Bank but actually coming from a look-a-like or typo-squatted domain <secure@ barclaysdocuments .com> with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan. The attachment has random numbers protected**.doc ...
Today’s example of the spoofed domains are, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar.
 barclaysdocuments .com hosted on and emails sent via 134.19.180.171 | 94.100.21.212 | 185.117.74.216 | 94.75.219.142 |

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...t-documents.png

Protected80.doc - Current Virus total detections 5/55*. Payload Security**...
This malware file downloads from
 http ://simplicitybystrasser .com/images/ser.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to Aqv6.exe (VirusTotal 10/68***).
This email attachment contains a genuine word doc with a macro script that when run will infect you.
The word doc looks like:
> https://myonlinesecu...ected80_doc.png
... You -cannot- enter the password because that is an-image of a password-entry-box and they hope you will enable the macros (DON'T) ... and get infected...
DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1493724795/
SecureMessage.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
216.138.226.110
50.19.97.123

Contacted Hosts
216.138.226.110
50.19.97.123
186.208.111.188
82.146.94.86


*** https://www.virustot...sis/1510840036/
Aqv6.exe

simplicitybystrasser .com: 23.235.209.96: https://www.virustot...96/information/
> https://www.virustot...fb00f/analysis/
 

:ninja: :ninja:    :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 16 November 2017 - 11:03 AM.

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Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:14 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Product Enquiry' SPAM - delivers Nanocore RAT
- https://myonlinesecu...s-nanocore-rat/
17 Nov 2017 - "An email with the subject of 'Product Enquiry' pretending to come from Robert Osuna Sales <roberto. osuna76@mail .com> with a malicious Excel XLS spreadsheet attachment delivers NanoCore Remote Access Trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...uct_enquiry.png

These are actually coming via an automated mailing service based in Russia, who despite sending malware are complying with the various anti-spam laws worldwide by having an unsubscribe link in the email body. I do not recommend to use the -unsubscribe- link. That is an almost guaranteed way to get your email address added to a load more spam and malware lists. The blurry image in the XLS spreadsheet is a Social Engineering trick to persuade you to enable editing & content (macros) so they can infect you.
DO NOT enable Editing or Content (macros) under any circumstances:
> https://myonlinesecu...enquiry_xls.png

Product Enquiry.xls - Current Virus total detections 14/61*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This malware downloads from
 http ://cryptovoip .in/awedfs/DDF_outputCEAA78F.exe (VirusTotal 18/68[3]) (Hybrid Analysis[4])...
Email Headers and malware sites details:
191.96.249.92 - smtp4.digitalsearchengine .in - Moscow...
balajipacker .com  registered 27/09/2017 using Godaddy as registrar hosted on 191.96.249.92
cryptovoip .in 103.21.58.122 Probably a hacked compromised server not knowingly involved in hosting the malware payload...
DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1510851227/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
181.215.247.234
103.21.58.122

Contacted Hosts
103.21.58.122
201.174.233.241
181.215.247.234


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1510899976/
DDF_outputCEAA78F[1].exe

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
181.215.247.234
Contacted Hosts
201.174.233.241
181.215.247.234


digitalsearchengine .in: A temporary error occurred during the lookup...

cryptovoip .in: 103.21.58.122: https://www.virustot...22/information/
> https://www.virustot...d702a/analysis/
 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:26 AM

FYI...

Fake 'scanned from' SPAM - delivers Ransomware
- https://myonlinesecu...opier-messages/
23 Nov 2017 - "... It is almost as if they have timed the new version to spam out on Thanksgiving day in USA, where the AV companies and security teams are off on their long weekend holiday... downloaders from the Necurs botnet... an email with the subject of 'scanned from (printer or scanner name)' pretending to come from copier@ your own email address or company domain... definitely ransomware but doesn’t look like Locky. The ransom note is very different. These all have -blank- email bodies with just an attachment and the subject...
Update I am being told it is Scarab Ransomware... The new ransom note is called 'IF YOU WANT TO GET ALL YOUR FILES BACK, PLEASE READ THIS.TXT'... The subjects in this vary but are all copier or scanner related:
    Scanned from Lexmark
    Scanned from HP
    Scanned from Canon
    Scanned from Epson


P_rek.zip: Extracts to: image2017-11-22-5864621.vbs - Current Virus total detections 4/57*. Hybrid Analysis**
| Anyrun Beta[3] | Joesecurity[/4] |
This downloads from (in this example, there will be -dozens- of other download sites)
 http ://pamplonarecados .com/JHgd476? (VirusTotal 8/66[5])
One of the  emails looks like:
From: copier@ victimsdomain .com
Date: Thu 23/11/2017 06:28
Subject: Scanned from HP
Attachment: image2017-11-23-4360760.7z
Body content:

    EMPTY


The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1511423196/
image2017-11-22-5864621.vbs

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
5.2.88.79
88.99.66.31

Contacted Hosts
5.2.88.79
88.99.66.31


3] https://app.any.run/...c6-8aead1ea33a8

4] https://jbxcloud.joe...s/445266/1/html

5] https://www.virustot...sis/1511422910/
JHgd476

pamplonarecados .com: 5.2.88.79: https://www.virustot...79/information/
> https://www.virustot...f655f/analysis/
 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Invoice' SPAM - delivers ransomware
- https://myonlinesecu...-fake-invoices/
30 Nov 2017 - "... from the Necurs botnet... an email with an -empty- body with the subject of 'FL-610025 11.30.2017' (random numbers) pretending to come from 'Invoicing' @ random email addresses. Today it is Globeimposter -not- Locky ransomware being delivered via this malspam campaign from the Necurs botnet...
One of the  emails looks like:
From: Invoicing <Invoicing@random company >
Date: Thu 30/11/2017 09:18
Subject: FL-610025 11.30.2017
Attachment: FL-610025 11.30.2017.7z

Body content: Completely empty


FL-610025 11.30.2017.7z: Extracts to: FL-432927.vbs - Current Virus total detections 9/60*. Hybrid Analysis**...
Downloads from
 http ://datenhaus .info/JHGcd476334? (as usual there will be dozens of different download sites - (VirusTotal 10/66[3])... Other download sites that I have been notified about:
mh-service .ru/JHGcd476334?
awholeblueworld .com/JHGcd476334?
... The ransom payment link is to
 http ://n224ezvhg4sgyamb .onion/sup .php where you see a pretty bland page giving this link to make enquiries... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1512033616/
FL-432927.vbs

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
85.214.205.231
Contacted Hosts
85.214.205.231

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1512033503/
d4ddf8bf.exe

datenhaus .info: 85.214.205.231: https://www.virustot...31/information/
> https://www.virustot...3abcf/analysis/

mh-service .ru: 89.253.235.118: https://www.virustot...18/information/
> https://www.virustot...9725b/analysis/

awholeblueworld .com: 66.36.173.215: https://www.virustot...15/information/
> https://www.virustot...f30eb/analysis/
___

Persistent drive-by cryptomining...
- https://blog.malware...owser-near-you/
Nov 29, 2017 - "... we are witnessing more and more cases of abuse involving the infamous 'Coinhive' service that allows websites to use their visitors to mine the Monero cryptocurrency. Servers continue to get hacked with mining code, and plugins get hijacked and affect hundreds or even thousands of sites at once... we have come across a technique that allows dubious website owners or attackers that have compromised sites to keep mining for Monero even after the browser window is closed. Our tests were conducted using the latest version of the Google Chrome browser. Results may vary with other browsers. What we observed was the following:
  A user visits a website, which silently loads cryptomining code.
  CPU activity rises but is not maxed out.
  The user leaves the site and closes the Chrome window.
  CPU activity remains higher than normal as cryptomining continues:
> https://blog.malware...dden_mining.gif
The trick is that although the visible browser windows are closed, there is a hidden one that remains opened. This is due to a 'pop-under' which is sized to fit right under the taskbar and hides behind the clock. The hidden window’s coordinates will vary based on each user’s screen resolution... If your Windows theme allows for taskbar transparency, you can catch a glimpse of the rogue window. Otherwise, to expose it you can simply resize the taskbar and it will magically pop it back up:
> https://blog.malware.../os_compare.png
... Mitigation: This type of 'pop-under' is designed to bypass adblockers and is a lot harder to identify because of how cleverly it hides itself. Closing the browser using the “X” is no longer sufficient. The more technical users will want to run Task Manager* to ensure there is no remnant running browser processes and terminate them.
* https://www.howtogee...s-task-manager/
Alternatively, the taskbar will still show the browser’s icon with slight highlighting, indicating that it is still running:
> https://blog.malware..._mitigation.png

> https://blog.malware..._mitigation.png
... Nearly two months since Coinhive’s inception, browser-based cryptomining remains highly popular, but for all the wrong reasons. Forced mining (no opt-in) is a bad practice, and any tricks like the one detailed in this blog are only going to erode any confidence some might have had in mining as an ad replacement. History shows us that trying to get rid of ads failed before, but only time will tell if this will be any different.
Unscrupulous website owners and miscreants alike will no doubt continue to seek ways to deliver drive-by mining, and users will try to fight back by downloading more adblockers, extensions, and other tools to protect themselves. If malvertising wasn’t bad enough as is, now it has a new weapon that works on all platforms and browsers."
Indicators of compromise:
145.239.64.86,yourporn[.]sexy,Adult site
54.239.168.149,elthamely[.]com,Ad Maven popunder
52.85.182.32,d3iz6lralvg77g[.]cloudfront.net,Advertiser's launchpad
54.209.216.237,hatevery[.]info,Cryptomining site

- https://centralops.n...ainDossier.aspx
hatevery .info
52.72.157.243
54.156.6.169
52.200.89.230
52.54.161.204
54.84.183.12
34.237.128.64 ...
'Fast Flux' network: https://www.welivese...-networks-work/

- https://www.helpnets...g-close-window/
Nov 30, 2017
 

:ninja: :ninja:    :grrr:


Edited by AplusWebMaster, 01 December 2017 - 06:36 AM.

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Hacks only need to find -1- to get in...
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#2028 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:10 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Visa notification' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...livers-malware/
1 Dec 2017 - "An email with the subject of Fwd:... (recipient’s name) pretending to come from Pamela <logo@ mensperl .edu> (probably random senders) with a malicious word doc attachment...
Update: I am reliably informed that it is Sigma ransomware[1] which appears to only run on a real computer, not a VM or Sandbox...
1] https://twitter.com/...534360148402176

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...sa_scan_doc.png

derek_scan.doc - Current Virus total detections 0/60*... Hybrid Analysis** (I forgot to try to insert password in the settings)
Word doc with password removed (VirusTotal 23/61***) (Hybrid Analysis[4]). This malware downloads from
 http ://ypg7rfjvfywj7jhp .onion.link/icon.jpg -renamed- to svchost.exe by-the-macro on download
(VirusTotal 24/67[5]) (Hybrid Analysis[6])...
Word doc when first opened looks like this and you need to insert the password from the email body:
> https://myonlinesecu...c_pw_needed.png
Word doc after inserting password, telling you to enable editing & content:
> https://myonlinesecu..._doc_enable.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... Do NOT enable Macros or editing under any circumstances... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1512109411/

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

*** https://www.virustot...sis/1512110582/

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
94.130.28.200
185.194.141.58

Contacted Hosts
185.194.141.58
94.130.28.200
163.172.176.167
199.254.238.52
5.39.92.199
159.203.15.100
87.118.112.63
165.227.135.224
93.115.95.38


5] https://www.virustot...aa24c/analysis/
icon.jpg

6] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
94.130.28.200
185.194.141.58

Contacted Hosts
185.194.141.58
94.130.28.200
163.172.176.167
199.254.238.52
5.39.92.199
159.203.15.100
87.118.112.63
165.227.135.224
93.115.95.38

___

Fake 'invoice' SPAM - delivers Globeimposter ransomware
- https://myonlinesecu...en-attachments/
1 Dec 2017 - "... from the Necurs botnet... an email with the subject of '12_Invoice_6856' (random numbers)  coming from random email addresses... The bland email has what pretends to be a word doc attachment. It is NOT a word doc but a wrongly named .7z (zip) file. If you rename the 001_0343.doc to 001_0343.doc.7z it can be easily extracted to give a working vbs file...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu..._6856_email.png

001_0343.doc.7z: Extracts to: I912798654581.vbs - Current Virus total detections 9/60*. Hybrid Analysis**...

This particular example downloads from (there will be several others)
 http ://pdj .co .id/UYTd46732? (VirusTotal 7/68[3])...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1512125181/
I912798654581.vbs

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
202.169.44.166
Contacted Hosts
202.169.44.166
88.99.66.31


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1512125396/
UYTd46732.exe

pdj .co .id: 202.169.44.166: https://www.virustot...66/information/
> https://www.virustot...44742/analysis/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 01 December 2017 - 07:38 AM.

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#2029 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:19 AM

FYI...

'Avalanche' takedown - with 'Andromeda'
- http://blog.shadowse...with-andromeda/
Dec 4, 2017 - "On December 1st last year, the successful takedown* of the long-running criminal Avalanche double fast-flux-platform was announced by a consortium of international public and private partners, including The Shadowserver Foundation. This unprecedentedly complex operation was the culmination of over four-years of law enforcement and technical work, and impacted over twenty different malware families that utilized over 832,000 different DNS domains for Domain Generation Algorithms (DGAs) in -60- top level domains. Sinkhole data from the Avalanche platform is available each day in Shadowserver’s free of charge daily reports to national CERTs and network owners... with many victim computers still to be disinfected (you can find tools for disinfection here[1])...
* http://blog.shadowse...2/01/avalanche/
...
1] https://avalanche.shadowserver.org/
... On 29 November 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in close cooperation with the Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate in Germany, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force (J-CAT), Eurojust and private-sector partners The Shadowserver Foundation, Microsoft, The Registrar of Last Resort, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and associated domain registries, Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE), and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), as well as law enforcement representatives from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Italy, the Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and Taiwan, announced** that they had dismantled one of the longest running malware families in existence – Andromeda (also known as Gamarue). At the same time, they also continued their existing legal and technical actions against over 848,000 Avalanche related command and control (C2) domains, to continue to protect existing victims and provide more time for any remaining victims to be identified and remediated...
** https://www.europol....cyber-operation
... They successfully extended and expanded sinkholing of the -21- malware families that made use of the Avalanche platform, and the associated takedown of the -Andromeda-botnet- is another great example of how complex international operations can successfully be jointly executed by a combination of cross-disciplinary public and private partners in the ongoing fight against cyber criminals globally."
(More detail at the URL at the top.)

> https://avalanche.sh...rver.org/stats/

> http://blog.shadowse...dromeda-map.png

> https://www.justice....known-avalanche
Dec 1, 2017 - "... The operation involves arrests and searches in five countries. More than -50- Avalanche servers worldwide were taken offline..."
Press Release Number: 16-1409
___

PayPal phish - 'verify transactions'
- https://blog.malware...ons-dont-do-it/
Dec 1, 2017 - "There’s a number of -fake- PayPal emails going around right now claiming that a 'recent transaction can’t be verified'... Here’s two examples of how these mails are being named from one of our mailboxes:
> https://blog.malware...phish-mails.jpg
Here’s the most recent email in question:
> https://blog.malware...-phish-mail.jpg
Clicking the button takes potential victims to a -fake- PayPal landing page, which tries very hard to direct them to a “resolution center”:
> https://blog.malware...anding-page.jpg
The URL is:
myaccounts-webapps-verify-updated-informations(dot)epauypal(dot)com/myaccount/e6abe

epauypal(dot)com: A temporary error occurred during the lookup...

From here, it’s a quick jump to two pages that ask for the following slices of personal information and payment data:
1. Name, street address, city, state, zip, country, phone number, mother’s maiden name, and date of birth
2. Credit card information (name, number, expiration code, security code)
> https://blog.malware...nfo-request.jpg
... Whatever your particular spending circumstance, wean yourself away from clicking on -any- email-link where claims of payment or requests for personal information are concerned. Take a few seconds to manually navigate to the website in question. and log in directly instead. If there are any payment hiccups happening behind the scenes, you can sort things out from there. Scammers are banking on the holiday rush combined with the convenience of “click link, do thing” to steal cash out from under your nose..."

- https://www.helpnets...liday-phishing/
Dec 4, 2017
___

> https://www.databrea...d-major-breach/
Dec 4, 2017

> https://www.theregis...io_data_breach/
Dec 4, 2017

> http://www.tio.com/
Dec 1, 2017
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 04 December 2017 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:33 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Message' SPAM - delivers Globeimposter ransomware
- https://myonlinesecu...inter-messages/
5 Dec 2017 - "... downloaders from the Necurs botnet... an email with the subject of 'Message from G10PR0378651 .victimsdomain .com' pretending to come from random names at your own email address or company domain... The attachment says it is a zip file but is actually a 7z file renamed to zip...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...10PR0378651.png

201712054051.zip: Extracts to: MSC000000981631.vbs - Current Virus total detections 2/59*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This particular version downloads from
 http ://rorymartin8 .info/hudgy356? (there will be dozens of others) (VirusTotal 4/56[3])...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1512468367/
MSC000000981631.vbs

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
192.185.193.214
Contacted Hosts
192.185.193.214

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1512468259/

rorymartin8 .info: 192.185.193.214: https://www.virustot...14/information/
> https://www.virustot...76399/analysis/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 05 December 2017 - 06:46 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:06 AM

FYI...

Fake 'documents' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...uments-malspam/
6 Dec 2017 - "... an email containing the subject of 'Confidential account documents' pretending to come from Lloyds Bank but actually coming from a look-a-like or typo-squatted domain <secure@ lloyds-commercial .com >  with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...al_trickbot.png

Protected32.doc - Current Virus total detections 3/59*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This malware docx file downloads from
 http ://undergroundis .com/images/logo.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to Wkob.exe (VirusTotal 13/67***)... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1512558154/
Protected32.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
216.239.36.21
192.254.225.208

Contacted Hosts
192.254.225.208
216.239.36.21
185.158.114.106
92.53.66.115


*** https://www.virustot...sis/1512558724/

undergroundis .com: 192.254.225.208: https://www.virustot...08/information/
> https://www.virustot...8f625/analysis/
___

Google update 'glitch' disconnects student Chromebooks in schools across the U.S.
- https://www.geekwire...ols-across-u-s/
Dec 5, 2017 at 4:59 pm - "... Tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of Google Chromebooks, widely prized by schools due to their low cost and ease of configuration, were reported to be offline for several hours on Tuesday. The apparent cause? A seemingly -botched- WiFi policy update pushed out by Google that caused many Chromebooks to forget their approved network connection, leaving students disconnected.
Google first gave schools a heads-up via Twitter after the fact, indicating there was a fix.
   'We're aware of a wifi connectivity outage that affected some Chromebooks today. The issue is resolved. To get your Chromebooks online: reboot & manually join a WiFi network or connect via ethernet to receive a policy update. Sorry for the disruption & thank you for your patience.
    — Google For Education (@GoogleForEdu) December 5, 2017'
- https://twitter.com/...f_src=twsrc^tfw
That disclosure led to dismayed reaction by educators, some of whom had Chromebook installations in the thousands... GeekWire reached out to Google for more information about the cause and scope of the Chromebook issue, and will update this post if more details become available."
 
> https://cdn.geekwire...oogle120517.png

Current Status: http://downdetector.com/status/google
'Google problems last 24 hours'

>> https://support.goog.../answer/7583402
Article last updated on Dec 6, 2017
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 06 December 2017 - 02:36 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:12 AM

FYI...

Fake 'account documents' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...e-form-malspam/
7 Dec 2017 - "... an email containing the subject of 'Your account documents' pretending to come from Companies House but actually coming from a look-a-like or typo-squatted domain <no-reply@ companieshouseform .co.uk> with a malicious word doc attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...secure-form.png

SecureForm84.doc - Current Virus total detections 3/60*| Hybrid Analysis**... This malware docx file downloads  from
 http ://aperhu .com/ser0712.png which of course is -not- an image file but a renamed .exe file that gets renamed to Ejjmdejh9.exe (VirusTotal 8/68[3])... 
The alternative download location is
 http ://altarek .com/ser0712.png...
Today’s example of the spoofed domain is, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar using privacy protection services...
  companieshouseform .co.uk hosted on numerous servers and IP addresses and sending the emails via  185.207.204.218 | 185.23.215.76 | 89.39.106.208 | All of which are based in Netherlands...
Malware detail:
> https://myonlinesecu...rm_word_doc.png
DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1512651253/
SecureForm6.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
146.255.36.1
143.95.252.46

Contacted Hosts
143.95.252.46
146.255.36.1
185.80.128.223
82.146.47.221
185.125.46.161


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1512647520/
fbwnk.exe

aperhu .com: 143.95.252.46: https://www.virustot...46/information/
> https://www.virustot...001d0/analysis/

altarek .com: 64.50.184.217: https://www.virustot...17/information/
> https://www.virustot...e50bb/analysis/
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 07 December 2017 - 08:38 AM.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:17 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Amazon invoice' SPAM - delivers Trickbot
- https://myonlinesecu...-necurs-botnet/
12 Dec 2017 - "... Necurs botnet has changed again today...
Update: I am informed that this is definitely Trickbot banking trojan, not ransomware, although several antiviruses are detecting it as a ransomware version. An email with the subject of 'Invoice RE-2017-12-12-00572' (random numbers after the date) pretending to come from Amazon Marketplace <lqftdwbmxYYfT@ marketplace.amazon .com> (random characters before the @) with a malicious word doc attachment...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...marketplace.png

RE-2017-12-12-00572.doc - Current Virus total detections 12/59*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This malware downloads from
 http ://ragazzemessenger .com/nyRhdkwSD which gave ejmaryj8.exe (VirusTotal 9/67[3]) (Hybrid Analysi[4])...
There will be loads of other download sites... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1513080354/
RE-2017-12-12-00775.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
158.69.26.138
98.124.251.168

Contacted Hosts
98.124.251.168
158.69.26.138
67.209.219.92
179.43.147.243
95.213.237.241


3] https://www.virustot...sis/1513080273/

4] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

ragazzemessenger .com: 98.124.251.168: https://www.virustot...68/information/
> https://www.virustot...c4c38/analysis/
 

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#2034 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:10 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Scan' SPAM - delivers Globeimposter ransomware
- https://myonlinesecu...ware-but-fails/
15 Dec 2017 - "... Necurs botnet has messed up again today... an email with the subject of 'Scan' pretending to come from random names and email addresses... It is trivially easy to decode the base64 section, create the 7z file & extract the vbs to get the Globeimposter ransomware they are attempting to deliver. Over the last few weeks we have seen this behaviour several times. Sometimes with 7z or zip files. Sometimes with word docs...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...15_08-02-13.png

Scan_00057.7z: - Extracts to: Scan_005287.vbs - Current Virus total detections 7/60*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This particular version downloads from
  http ://peopleiknow .org/JKHhgdf72? - there will be several other locations in -other- vbs files...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1513324220/
Scan_005287.vbs

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

peopleiknow .org: 67.210.102.240: https://www.virustot...40/information/
> https://www.virustot...43e61/analysis/
___

Fake FBI phish - leads to Tech Support Scam
- https://myonlinesecu...h-support-scam/
14 Dec 2017 - "... It pretends to be a message from the FBI saying you might be a victim of cyber crime and you should ring the phone number in the email. The phone number belongs to a dubious Tech Support service:
globalphonesupport .com: 69.89.31.186: https://www.virustot...86/information/

If you are unwise enough to ring the number you will be falsely told that there is something wrong with your computer. 'It needs cleaning'... and it will cost you at least one hundred USD to repair.
It is highly likely that these scammers will ask you to install a 'remote access program' (although they call it something else)...
Unusually there is no link in this email. [Some] of these scams will have a link that leads to page saying your computer is infected with Zeus trojan or similar that locks-the-browser and displays the phone number to ring...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...upport-Scam.png

" ... RE: Case: 8755174734
The IP address registered on your name was referred to our ICC Center multiple times as being a possible victim of cyber crime.
We believe that your IP address and other identifying information were used to commit several computer fraud and abuse crimes. This investigation covers the time period from August 7, 2017 to the present date.
We appreciate your instant assistance to this matter. Please contact us urgently with all of the information concerning this case, at telephone number listed below...
"

These emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments, follow links or ring the phone number in the email...
___

AIM - discontinued on Dec 15, 2017
- https://help.aol.com...im-discontinued
"As of December 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger products and services will be shut down and will no longer work.
If you are an AOL member, AOL products and services​ ​like AO​​L Mail, AOL Desktop Gold an​d Member​ Subscriptions will not be affected.​ To view your benefits, please visit: https://mybenefits.aol.com/ "
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 15 December 2017 - 10:06 AM.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:29 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Website Job Application' SPAM - delivers malware
- https://myonlinesecu...ferent-malware/
20 Dec 2017 - "... This is a continuation from these 3 previous posts about malware using resumes or job applications as the lure [1] [2] [3]... The primary change in delivery method is the use of a password for the word doc to try to bypass antivirus filters... Today’s version continues to SmokeLoader/Sharik trojan which is a downloader for -other- malware. An email with the subject of 'Website Job Application' coming from Rob Meyers <Gong@ latestmistake .com> (probably random names) with a malicious word doc attachment delivers SmokeLoader/ sharik trojan...
1] https://myonlinesecu...obe-ransomware/
2] https://myonlinesecu...ads-to-malware/
3] https://myonlinesecu...eliver-malware/

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...esume_eml-1.png

Rob Resume.doc - Current Virus total detections 11/59*. Hybrid Analysis**... It should be noted that this malicious word doc and the downloaded malware either has some sort of anti-analysis protection or the malware delivery site will reject connections from known sandboxes, VM analysis tools and known researcher or antivirus IP addresses. Neither of the 2 Online sandboxes / analysis tools could retrieve the downloaded malware. That had to be done manually. They have continued with the previous behaviour of using BITS (bitsadmin.exe) to download the file instead of PowerShell. They also are still using “autoclose” in the macro so it doesn’t run until the word doc has been closed, so avoiding any obvious signs of infiltration. Also the downloaded file sleeps for a long, long time before doing anything. This malware downloads from
 http ://80.82.67.217/paddle.jpg which of course it -not- an image file but a renamed .exe (ASxas.exe)
VirusTotal 8/67[4]. Hybrid Analysis[5]... HA shows a further download of a bitcoin miner (VirusTotal 43/66[6])
but Anyrun could not get anything despite leaving it running for 10 minutes...
This word doc looks like this:
> https://myonlinesecu...esume_1_doc.png
And after you input the password from the email body (123456) you see a typical page asking you to enable editing and then macros and content:
> https://myonlinesecu...esume_2_doc.png
... DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1513715092/
Resume.doc

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100

4] https://www.virustot...sis/1513716371/
paddle.jpg.exe

5] https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
37.59.55.60
107.181.246.221

Contacted Hosts
139.59.208.246
107.181.246.221
188.165.214.95


6] https://www.virustot...6d51c/analysis/
bitcoinminer1

80.82.67.217: https://www.virustot...17/information/
> https://www.virustot...4cbe9/analysis/
___

Office as a malware delivery platform: DDE, Scriptlets, Macro obfuscation
... Powerful behind-the-scenes features in Office have suddenly stepped back into the malware limelight, with an onslaught of mostly macro-less attacks starring jimmied Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents
> https://www.computer...bfuscation.html
Dec 19, 2017 - "... Some clever researchers have found new and unexpected ways to get Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to deliver all sorts of malware — ransomware, snoopers, even a newly discovered credential stealer that specializes in gathering usernames and passwords. In many cases, these new uses employ methods as old as the hills. But the old warning signs don’t work as well as they once did..."
(Much more detail at the computerworld URL above.)

ADV170021 | Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update
- https://portal.msrc....isory/ADV170021
12/12/2017 - "... provides enhanced security as a defense-in-depth measure. The update disables the Dynamic Update Exchange protocol (DDE) in all supported editions of Microsoft Word..." - Also:
> https://docs.microso...es/2017/4053440
Updated: Dec 12, 2017

>> https://www.askwoody...on/#post-153388
Dec 20, 2017
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 20 December 2017 - 08:21 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:27 AM

FYI...

DoubleClick Advertising network XSS vuln
- https://myonlinesecu...-vulnerability/
21 Dec 2017 - "Just a quick alert about an email from Google warning of vulnerabilities in some DoubleClick publishers. This has been sent to all website owners who use DoubleClick in any form. However this will ONLY affect website owners who use DoubleClick as a stand alone service to display adverts. It does not affect website owners who use Google AdSense to display adverts and have enabled the additional options to also use DoubleClick as a method of advertising in the allowed advertisers section of your Google AdSense settings page:
> https://myonlinesecu...k_XSS_alert.png
The email reads:
'Dear Customer,
We’ve identified certain vendor files that may contain XSS vulnerabilities which could pose a security risk. Please check if you are hosting these files and remove them with the help of your webmaster. These are the currently identified third-party vendor files...'"
(More detail at the myonlinesecurity URL above.)

> https://support.goog.../answer/7622991
___

Cryptominers...
- https://umbrella.cis...-mining-mayhem/
Dec 19, 2017 - "As cryptocurrencies continue to increase in value, cryptomining becomes increasingly more lucrative. With Bitcoin nearly reaching $18,000USD/1BTC, speculation that other cryptocurrencies such as Etherium and Monero may hit this mark eventually is rising. Monero is especially interesting given that one of its primary advantages is the relatively low processing power needed to mine it. Given that it is capable of being mined even by consumer grade computers, many organizations have tried to capitalize on this facet of the currency.
> https://s3-us-west-1...seOfTheCoin.png
Launched in September of this year, Coinhive is a service that has transformed the internet already in its short life. 'Coinhive' allows users to embed JavaScript API calls to enable anonymous mining of Monero cryptocurrency in browsers. 'Monero' aims to improve on existing cryptocurrency design by obscuring the sender, recipient and amount of every transaction made, as well as making the mining process more egalitarian by lowering processing costs. Though Coinhive as an organization has said they want users to come up with new uses for their service, it’s hard to imagine they wanted users to create apps that then go on to be abused...
It’s impossible to say with accuracy where the future will take cryptocurrencies or cryptominers, but they’re almost certainly here to stay. As the internet continues to evolve in its third decade of existence, enterprising individuals will always be looking for the next motherlode, taking advantage of a landscape that others can’t see."
(More detail at the umbrella.cisco URL above.)
 

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#2037 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:26 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Outstanding Statement' SPAM - delivers ransomware
- https://myonlinesecu...ter-ransomware/
22 Dec 2017 - "... malware downloaders from the Necurs botnet... an email with the subject of 'Outstanding Statement' pretending to come from Prime Express Oldham <sales62@ primeexpressuk .com> (random numbers after sales) delivering Globeimposter ransomware...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...22_11-48-59.png

Customer Statement (122017_6816162).7z: Extracts to: Customer Statement (122017_51767638).js
Current Virus total detections 16/55*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This js file downloads from
 http ://www.upperlensmagazine .com/tOldHSYW??DVTCGAtym=DVTCGAtym (VirusTotal 11/68[3]). As usual there will be 6 or 8 other download sites... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1480616575/
-6dt874p53077.js

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
45.126.209.154
Contacted Hosts
45.126.209.154

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1513941343/
GWMadFzby2.exe

upperlensmagazine .com: 45.126.209.154: https://www.virustot...54/information/
> https://www.virustot...3ae1b/analysis/
 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 08:32 AM

FYI... Bah Humbug! ...

Fake 'UPS Invoice' SPAM - delivers Java Adwind
- https://myonlinesecu...va-jrat-trojan/
24 Dec 2017

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...UPS_Invoice.png

INVOICE.zip: extracts to INVOICEE.jar (533kb) - Current Virus total detections 14/61* | Hybrid Analysis**...

"... The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."

* https://www.virustot...sis/1514092872/
INVOICEE.jar

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
185.171.25.4
Contacted Hosts
46.246.120.179
92.122.154.56

 

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:51 PM

FYI...

Fake blank/empty SPAM - delivers globeimposter ransomware
- https://myonlinesecu...ter-ransomware/
26 Dec 2017 - "... malware downloaders from the Necurs botnet... a blank/empty email with the subject of 'CCE26122017_004385' (random numbers after the date) pretending to come from random names and random email addresses that just has a 7z attachment containing a .js file... One of the  emails looks like:
From: Emmitt <Emmitt@ kendrixcorp .com>
Date: Tue 26/12/2017 15:04
Subject: CCE26122017_004385
Attachment: CCE26122017_004385.7z

Body content: completely blank/empty

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...26_15-28-28.png

CCE26122017_004385.7z: Extracts to: CCE26122017_48779.js - Current Virus total detections 11/58*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This particular version downloads from
 http ://www.thedournalist .com/mnbTREkfDS??jYAbcsB=jYAbcsB (there will normally be 6-8 other download locations)
(VirusTotal 7/68[3])...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1514301126/
CCE26122017_48779.js

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
86.106.30.37
Contacted Hosts
86.106.30.37

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1514301538/
mnbTREkfDS.exe

thedournalist .com: 86.106.30.37: https://www.virustot...37/information/
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Massive Brute-Force Attack Infects WordPress Sites with Monero Miners
- https://www.bleeping...-monero-miners/
Dec 20, 2017 - "... WordPress sites around the globe have been the targets of a massive brute-force campaign during which hackers attempted to guess admin account logins in order to install a Monero miner on compromised sites...
Once attackers get in, they install a Monero miner, and they also use the infected site to carry out further brute-force attacks. These two operations don't happen at the same time, and each site is either brute-forcing other WordPress sites or mining Monero..."

WordPress Brute Force Attack Campaign
- https://www.wordfenc...ordpress-attack
Dec 18, 2017 - "A massive distributed brute force attack campaign targeting WordPress sites started this morning at 3am Universal Time, 7pm Pacific Time. The attack is broad in that it uses a large number of attacking IPs, and is also deep in that each IP is generating a huge number of attacks. This is the most aggressive campaign we have seen to date, peaking at over 14 million attacks per hour. The attack campaign was so severe that we had to scale up our logging infrastructure to cope with the volume when it kicked off, which makes it clear that this is the highest volume attack that we have seen in Wordfence history, since 2012..."
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Remove the Slmgr32.exe Monero CPU Miner
- https://www.bleeping...onero-cpu-miner
Nov 3, 2017
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 26 December 2017 - 02:15 PM.

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#2040 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:39 AM

FYI...

Fake 'Scan' SPAM - Necurs botnet traffic
- https://myonlinesecu...ter-ransomware/
29 Dec 2017 - "... Necurs botnet... several hundred I have received in the last hour have been quarantined on my mail server. The next in the never ending series of malware downloaders is an email with the subject of 'Scan' pretending to come from random names and email address. The name in the email body matches the alleged sender...

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...29_10-17-04.png

Scan_0041.7z: Extracts to: -6dt874p53077.js - Current Virus total detections 14/59*. Hybrid Analysis**...
This particular js has these 3 urls embedded in it (there will be dozens of other Urls that download the payload in different js files). It uses the first url & only moves to the next if the first does not respond
(VirusTotal 9/66[3])...
    http ://damynghedunglinh .com/YoepHGds?
    http ://3dpvietnam .com/YoepHGds?
    http ://emergency-help .com.au/YoepHGds? ...
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it..."
* https://www.virustot...sis/1514542049/
Scan_005416.js

** https://www.hybrid-a...vironmentId=100
DNS Requests
198.143.137.42
Contacted Hosts
198.143.137.42

3] https://www.virustot...sis/1514542104/
YoepHGds.exe

damynghedunglinh .com: 198.143.137.42: https://www.virustot...42/information/
> https://www.virustot...ba43c/analysis/
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Apple 'Batterygate'
>> https://www.cnbc.com...-full-text.html
Dec 29, 2017  - 14 Hours Ago
"Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdowns and offers $29 battery replacements..."
Video 1:55
>> https://www.reuters....s-idUSKBN1EM20N
Dec 28, 2017 - "... Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good..."

> https://www.apple.co...nd-performance/
Dec 28, 2017 - "A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance...
    Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com.
    Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance..."
 

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Edited by AplusWebMaster, 29 December 2017 - 06:29 AM.

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#2041 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:55 PM

FYI...

BoA - phish
- https://myonlinesecu...alert-phishing/
17 Jan 2017 - ".... an aggressive phishing campaign against Bank of America arriving overnight UK time. They all pretend to come from Bank of America < BankofAmerica@ customerloyalty.accounts.com > but are actually coming from various servers. I have posted details of 2 that I received. The emails are identical apart for the subject line. There will almost certainly be other similar subjects that I haven’t seen yet.
The subjects I have seen so far are:
    Bank of America Alert Sign-in to Online Banking Locked
    Bank of America Alert: Unlock Your Account Important Message From Bank Of America ®

Screenshot: https://myonlinesecu...17_04-18-51.png

The link in the email http ://www .valaskabela .sk/new .php -redirects- you to:
  http ://bankofamerica-com-update-work-new2018.hbdhshjdsjkds .co.uk/d983474dae569d3bdffe8735ae43151a/ (random ID /referral string after the co.uk/)...

hbdhshjdsjkds .co.uk: 162.241.225.135: https://www.virustot...35/information/
> https://www.virustot...9a003/analysis/

accounts .com: 204.14.52.151: https://www.virustot...51/information/
> https://www.virustot...0c1df/analysis/

Screenshot2: https://myonlinesecu...17_04-18-01.png

All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open-the-attachments that come with the email..."
 

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