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BBB Spam / freecities.com and 78.129.132.82

19
Jan
2012

A couple of BBB spams, both leading to malware on different domains on the same IP of 78.129.132.82 (Rapidswitch / Iomart Hosting, UK).

Example 1:

Date:      Thu, 18 Jan 2012 10:24:33 +0000
From:      “Better Business Bureau”
Subject:      Urgent information from BBB
Attachments:     betterbb_logo.jpg

Attn: Owner/Manager

Here with the Better Business Bureau notifies you that we have received a complaint (ID 38423165) from one of your customers with respect to their dealership with you.

Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT below to obtain more information on this matter and let us know of your point of view as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to your prompt reply.

Regards,

Theresa Morris

Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau

Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Phone: 1 (703) 276.0100
Fax: 1 (703) 525.8277

Example 2:

Date:      Thu, 18 Jan 2012 11:27:55 +0100
From:      “Better Business Bureau”
Subject:      BBB complaint report
Attachments:     betterbb_logo.jpg

Hello,

Here with the Better Business Bureau would like to notify you that we have received a complaint (ID 52266668) from a customer of yours related to their dealership with you.

Please open the COMPLAINT REPORT below to find more information on this issue and let us know of your point of view as soon as possible.

We hope to hear from you very soon.

Sincerely,

Arnold Melendez

Dispute Counselor
Better Business Bureau

Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Phone: 1 (703) 276.0100
Fax: 1 (703) 525.8277

In these two examples, the malicious payload is on wihdshop.net/main.php?page=c61c8ae4358e765e and ionsclinics.net/main.php?page=4875f07aa6fe472a (Wepawet report is here) , reached through a page on a freecities.com web site (apparently part of 0catch.com). You could consider blocking access to the entire freecities.com domain, but you should certainly block 78.129.132.82 if you can.

These other domains are hosted on 78.129.132.82 and are probably malicious:

0riginalcheck.net
ambasadorka.com
centerjobdepart.com
comparmory.org
digitalarmory.net
gitadocs.com
gitafiles.com
ionsclinics.net
lifesdigi.org
marketjob.net
nextddefence.com
originalsyst.org
ourdefence.net
stafffire.net
stub-search.net
systemdwall.com
theyardesale.com
wihdshop.net
yourdefse.com

Update:  angelcities.com is also being used as an intermediate infection step, also part of 0catch.com. It looks like the intermediate sites might be freshly created, there is no indication that 0catch.com sites have been breached.

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