Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spamvertised 'Uniform Traffic Ticket' and 'FDIC Notifications' Serving Malware - Historical OSINT

The following intelligence brief will summarize the findings from a brief analysis performed on two malware campaigns from August, namely, the spamvertised Uniform Traffic Tickets and the FDIC Notification.

_Uniform Traffic Tickets

Spamvertised attachments -;;

Detection rates:
Ticket.exe - Gen:Trojan.Heur.FU.bqW@aK9ebrii -  Detection rate: 37/43 (86.0%)
MD5   : 6361d4a40485345c18473f3c6b4b6609
SHA1  : 50b09bb2e0044aa139a84c2e445a56f01d70c185
SHA256: ca67a14bfed2a7bc2ac8be9c01cb17d5da12b75320b4bad4fe8d8a6759ad9725

Ticket1.exe - Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ccxz - Detection rate: 36/44 (81.8%)
MD5   : e2a2d67b8a52ae655f92779bec296676
SHA1  : ed3df72b4e073ffba7174ebc8cb77b2b7d012cbf
SHA256: 50b104c5f8314327e03b01e7f7c2535d8de7cd9f73f8e16d1364c7fd021a90cc

Upon execution the samples phone back to: - (responding to the same IP is also - AS51630 - Email: -;;; - AS41018 - Email: -;;; - AS41018 - Email:

DNS emulation of reveals two domains - - Email: and - Email: using the same name server. 

Known MD5 modifications for pusk3.exe at

Related binaries and associated MD5 modifications: - MD5: 23795cb9b2f5e19eff0df0cf2fba9247; 82b6f18b130a1f0ce1ce928d0980fab0 - MD5: 55d8e25bc373a98c5c29284c989953ab; 368c86556e827d898f043a4d5f378fa0; 7411d0d29db91f2625ee36d438eb6ac4; 3ea4e9fd297b3058ebbb360c1581aaac; - MD5: dae9e7653573478a6b41a62f7cb99c12; b73705c097c9be9779730d801ad098e0; d7952c1e77d7bb250cdfa88e157fb5a8

Known MD5 modifications for pusk3.exe at 8672f021e7705b6a8132b7dfc21617cf - MD5: 577cf0b7ca3d5bcbe35764024f241fa8; ebf7278a7239378e7d70d426779962ce - MD5: d9e36e25a3181f574fd5d520cb501d3a - MD5: fce04f7681283207d585561ed91e77b4 -  MD5: 577cf0b7ca3d5bcbe35764024f241fa8

Detection rate for blood.exe:
blood.exe - Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot - 25/44 (56.8%)
MD5   : 577cf0b7ca3d5bcbe35764024f241fa8
SHA1  : 30f542a44d06d9125cdfbdd38d79de778e4c0791
SHA256: 1741ef5d24641ee99b5d78a68109162bebc714c3d19abc37e3d4472f3dcd6f18

_FDIC Notification

Spamvertised attachments:

Detection rate:FDIC_Document.exe -  Gen:Trojan.Heur.FU.bqW@a45Fklbi - 35/44 (79.5%)
MD5   : 7b5a271c58c6bb18d79cd48353127ff6
SHA1  : 6526b6097df42f93bee25d7ea73f95d2fcc24d3a
SHA256: a09165c71a8dd2a1338b2bd0c92ae07495041ae15592e3432bd50600e6ef2af0

Upon execution phones back to: - MD5: 23795cb9b2f5e19eff0df0cf2fba9247; 82b6f18b130a1f0ce1ce928d0980fab0

What's particularly interesting is the fact that both campaigns have been launched by the same cybercriminal, with the same C&C - also seen in the spamvertised ACH Payment Canceled campaign.

This post has been reproduced from Dancho Danchev's blog. Follow him on Twitter.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Summarizing 3 Years of Research Into Cyber Jihad

On this very special day, I'd like to honor the fallen by summarizing my research into cyber jihad, a topic I'm still highly passionate about. Enjoy and share it with your social circle!
  1. Tracking Down Internet Terrorist Propaganda
  2. Arabic Extremist Group Forum Messages' Characteristics
  3. Cyber Terrorism Communications and Propaganda
  4. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cyber Terrorism
  5. Current State of Internet Jihad
  6. Analysis of the Technical Mujahid - Issue One
  7. Full List of Hezbollah's Internet Sites
  8. Steganography and Cyber Terrorism Communications
  9. Hezbollah's DNS Service Providers from 1998 to 2006
  10. Mujahideen Secrets Encryption Tool
  11. Analyses of Cyber Jihadist Forums and Blogs
  12. Cyber Traps for Wannabe Jihadists
  13. Inshallahshaheed - Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are
  14. GIMF Switching Blogs
  15. GIMF Now Permanently Shut Down
  16. GIMF - "We Will Remain"
  17. Wisdom of the Anti Cyber Jihadist Crowd
  18. Cyber Jihadist Blogs Switching Locations Again
  19. Electronic Jihad v3.0 - What Cyber Jihad Isn't
  20. Electronic Jihad's Targets List
  21. Teaching Cyber Jihadists How to Hack
  22. A Botnet of Infected Terrorists?
  23. Infecting Terrorist Suspects with Malware
  24. The Dark Web and Cyber Jihad
  25. Cyber Jihadist Hacking Teams
  26. Two Cyber Jihadist Blogs Now Offline
  27. Characteristics of Islamist Websites
  28. Cyber Traps for Wannabe Jihadists
  29. Mujahideen Secrets Encryption Tool
  30. An Analysis of the Technical Mujahid - Issue Two
  31. Terrorist Groups' Brand Identities
  32. A List of Terrorists' Blogs
  33. Jihadists' Anonymous Internet Surfing Preferences
  34. Sampling Jihadists' IPs
  35. Cyber Jihadists' and TOR
  36. A Cyber Jihadist DoS Tool
  37. GIMF Now Permanently Shut Down
  38. Mujahideen Secrets 2 Encryption Tool Released
  39. Terror on the Internet - Conflict of Interest
This post has been reproduced from Dancho Danchev's blog. Follow him on Twitter.