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New Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) levels for 2018

By on April 1, 2018 in Latest SPAM

The Traffic Light Protocol should be familiar to anyone working with sensitive data, with levels RED, AMBER, GREEN and WHITE being used to specify how far information can be shared. In recent years it has become clear that these four levels are not enough, so the United Nations International Committee on Responsible Naming (UN/ICoRN) has […]

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“Faster payment” scam is not quite what it seems

By on March 8, 2018 in Latest SPAM

I see a lot of “fake boss” fraud emails in my day job, but it’s rare that I see them sent to my personal email address. These four emails all look like fake boss fraud emails, but there’s something more going on here. From:    Ravi [Redacted] Reply-To:    Ravi [Redacted] To:    accounts@victimdomain.comDate:    23 February 2018 at […]

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Swisscoin [SIC] cryptocurrency spam

By on January 15, 2018 in Latest SPAM

Swisscoin is a fairly low-volume self-styled cryptocurrency that has been the target of a Necurs-based spam run starting on Saturday 13th January, and increasing in volume to huge levels on Monday. From:    Florine Fray [Fray.419@redacted.tld] Date:    15 January 2018 at 10:51 Subject:    Could this digital currency actually make you a millionaire? Every once in a […]

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Some random thoughts on Damian Green and those porn allegations

By on December 4, 2017 in Latest SPAM

If you live in the UK then you might have noticed the somewhat bizarre furore over Damian Green MP and his alleged viewing of pornography on house his Parliament computer. Now, I don’t know for certain if he did or didn’t, but to put it in context his private email address also allegedly turned up […]

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Bogus porn blackmail attempt from adulthehappytimes.com

By on October 31, 2017 in Latest SPAM

This blackmail attempt is completely bogus, sent from a server belonging to the adulthehappytimes.com domain. From:    Hannah Taylor [bill@adulthehappytimes.com] Reply-To:    bill@adulthehappytimes.com To:    contact@victimdomail.tld Date:    31 October 2017 at 15:06 Subject:    ✓ Tiскеt ID: DMS-883-97867 [contact@victimdomail.tld] 31/10/2017 03:35:54 Maybe this will change your life Signed

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Updated 3NT Solutions LLP / inferno.name / V3Servers.net IP ranges

By on October 25, 2017 in Latest SPAM

When I was investigating IOCs for the recent outbreak of BadRabbit ransomware I discovered that it downloaded from a domain 1dnscontrol.com hosted on 5.61.37.209. This IP belongs to a company called 3NT Solutions LLP that I have blogged about before. It had been three-and-a-half years since I looked at their IP address ranges so I […]

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Malware spam: “Order acknowledgement for BEPO/N1/380006006(2)”

By on October 24, 2017 in Latest SPAM

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.orgTo:    Recipients [DY]Date:    24 October 2017 at 06:48Subject:    FW: Order acknowledgement for BEPO/N1/380006006(2)Dear All,Kindly find the attached Purchase order# IT/

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Evil network: Fast Serv Inc / Qhoster.com

By on October 17, 2017 in Latest SPAM

Checking these IOCs for this latest Flash 0-day came up with an interesting IP address of 89.45.67.107 which belongs to Fast Serv Inc aka Qhoster, probably of Bulgaria but masquerading themselves as a Belize outfit. I came across Fast Serv / Qhoster a lot last year during the Angler EK epidemic, where they had entire […]

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Scam: “Help Your Child To Be A Professional Footballer.” / info@champ-footballacademyagency.co.uk

By on October 8, 2017 in Latest SPAM

This spam email is a scam: Subject:       Help Your Child To Be A Professional Footballer.From:       “FC Academy” [csa@sargas-tm.eu]Date:       Sun, October 8, 2017 10:30 amTo:       “Recipients” [fcsa@sargas-tm.eu]Priority:       NormalHello,Does your child desire to become a professional footballer?Our football academy are currently scouting for young football player to participate in 3-6

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Malware spam: “Emailing: Scan0xxx” from “Sales” delivers Locky or Trickbot

By on September 28, 2017 in Latest SPAM

This fake document scan delivers different malware depending on the victim’s location: Subject:       Emailing: Scan0963 From:       “Sales” [sales@victimdomain.tld] Date:       Thu, September 28, 2017 10:31 am Your message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: Scan0963 Note: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent sending or […]

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