The Latest in IT Security

“Please respond – overdue payment” spam / INVOICE_28781731.zip

30
Mar
2013

This spam comes with a malware-laden attachment called INVOICE_28781731.zip:

Date:      Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:33:53 -0600 [12:33:53 EDT]
From:      [email protected]
Subject:      Please respond – overdue payment

Please find attached your invoices for the past months. Remit the payment by 02/04/2013
as outlines under our “Payment Terms” agreement.

Thank you for your business,

Sincerely,
Victor Lindsey

This e-mail has been sent from an automated system.  PLEASE DO NOT REPLY.

The information contained in this message may be privileged, confidential and protected
from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an
employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you
are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication
is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify
your representative immediately and delete this message from your computer. Thank you. 
Unzipping the attachment gives a malware filed called INVOICE_28781731.exe with an icon to look like a PDF file. VirusTotal detections are 16/46 and are mostly pretty generic. Comodo CAMAS reports a callback to topcancernews.com hosted on 199.19.212.149 (Vexxhost, Canada) which is also being used in this malware attack. Looking for that IP in your logs might show if any of your clients.

Leave a reply


Categories

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments

Social Networks