US-CERT is a highly esteemed and trusted body of security professionals who tackle cybersecurity issues in the United States. They also work with security vendors to address vulnerability issues. With such impressive credentials, it is possible that some private organizations, including federal, state, and local governments, might have fallen prey to this campaign since they appear to be the targets.
“The subject of the phishing email is: “Phishing incident report call number: PH000000XXXXXXX” with the “X” containing an incident report number that varies.
“The attached zip filed is titled “US-CERT Operation Center Report XXXXXXX.zip”, with “X” indicating a random value or string. The zip attachment contains an executable file with the name “US-CERT Operation CENTER Reports.eml.exe”, which is a variant of the Zeus/Zbot Trojan known as Ice-IX.”
The complete report is found here.
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