Fake MS email phish delivers Zeus via Java vuln ...
Last Updated: 2012-09-01 - "Thanks to Susan Bradley for reporting this to ISC.
We're receiving multiple reports of a phishing campaign using the template from a legitimate Microsoft email regarding Important Changes to Microsoft Services Agreement and Communication Preferences.
The legitimate version of this email is specific to a services agreement seen here*, per a change to Microsoft services as of 27 AUG. The evil version of this email will subject victim to a hyperlink that will send them to a Blackhole-compromised website, which will in turn deliver a fresh Zeus variant... (evil) email including the following header snippet:
Received: from [18.104.22.168] ([22.214.171.124]) by
inbound94.exchangedefender .com (8.13.8/8.13.1) with ESMTP id q7VFDPjO029166
A legitimate header snippet:
Received: from smtpi.msn .com ([126.96.36.199]) by COL0-MC3-F43.Col0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4900)
188.8.131.52 is in China, 184.108.40.206 is Microsoft. The legitimate email will include a hyperlink for http://email.microsoft.com/Key-98503...15.C.KK.DlNkNK , which points to the above mentioned services agreement.
(Obfuscated to protect the innocent): The phishing mail will instead include a hyperlink to the likes of allseasons****.us, radiothat****.com, and likely a plethora of others. I assessed radiothat****.com and was redirected to 209.x.y.14 which is running the very latest Blackhole evil as described on 28 AUG by Websense in this post**.
Source code review of the web page served included <applet/code="ndshesa.ndshesf"/archive="Leh.jar"><param/nam=123 name=uid value="N013:011:011:04:037:061:061:047:034:076:074:0102:076:074:
The VirusTotal link for Leh.jar is here(3), and the VirusTotal link for the Zeus variant offered is here(4)...
Contemplate disabling Java(5) until the -next- update(6) is released..."
File name: Leh.jar
Detection ratio: 8/42
Analysis date: 2012-09-01 05:28:51 UTC
File name: updateflashplayer.exe
Detection ratio: 6/42
Analysis date: 2012-09-01 01:00:31 UTC
inetnum: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
... 231 site(s)... served content that resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google tested a site on this network was on 2012-09-02, and the last time suspicious content was found was on 2012-09-02... We found 27 site(s)... that infected 743 other site(s).
"... If you want to test whether you’ve successfully disabled Java, check out Rapid7's page, http://www.isjavaexploitable.com/ ."