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CIA “DELETED” Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez?


This is the topic that cybercriminals are speculating about and
using as a hook to infect victims. The campaign stems from malicious
emails that are sent in bulk to victims:

The links mentioned in the email re-direct users to a legitimate
Russian website called ?Znakvoprosa? (translation: ?interrogation
) that has been hacked in several occasions and even
reported in Zone-h
as such

When the victim clicks on one of the links in the email, he/she is
first re-directed to the website? and from
there, he/she is automatically re-directed to the website? (translation: ?from spankings to Fondot?)
located in Bulgaria and which uses the following? ColoCrossing
provider as its ASN:

The latter contains a heavy obfuscated JS that after meeting the
necessary parameters of the victim?s operating system executes the
corresponding exploit. Following is a section of the mentioned

The launched exploit takes advantage of the CVE-2012-0507
vulnerability. Its current detection in VirusTotal is 8 out of 46
antivirus. Kaspersky proactively detects the exploit with the
verdict HEUR:Exploit.Java.CVE-2012-0507.gen

Said malicious campaign is apparently based on the exploit kit
BlackHole v2.0 and it is still active.

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