Friday, July 11, 2014

Gameover Zeus is back

I have received multiple email spam this afternoon, all with the following pattern:

Payment to <email>
Random order number and purchase amount
Link to Dropbox

The download link goes to variations on https://www.dropbox.com/s/xxx/Invoice_294.PDF.scr?dl=1. The retrieved file for this sample has filename G[email protected]dl=1, sha256 b4b0d32c8aba6b319587f0828e607327fcdc763a39af4a0479efd2ec49fba949. VirusTotal finds only 1 of 54 tested AV detect it (as Spyware.Zbot.VXGen).

This is a different subject, hash, and detection from what Malcovery reported yesterday, but is still consistent with the Gameover Zeus botnet.

If you receive this spam, don't click the link.


Do you have something to add? A question you'd like answered? Think I'm out of my mind? Join the conversation below, reach out by email at david (at) securityforrealpeople.com, or hit me up on Twitter at @dnlongen

Whois David?

My photo

I have spent the better part of two decades in information technology and security, with roots in application developer support, system administration, and network security. My specialty is cyber threat intelligence - software vulnerabilities and patching, malware, social networking risks, etc. In particular, I strive to write about complex cyber topics in a way that can be understood by those outside the infosec industry.

Why do I do this? A common comment I get from friends and family is that complex security topics give them headaches. They want to know in simple terms how to stay safe in a connected world. Folks like me and my peers have chosen to make a profession out of hacking and defending. I've been doing this for the better part of two decades, and so have a high degree of knowledge in the field. Others have chosen different paths - paths where I would be lost. This is my effort to share my knowledge with those that are experts in something else.

When not in front of a digital screen, I spend my time raising five rambunctious teens and pre-teens - including two sets of twins. Our family enjoys archery, raising show and meat rabbits, and simply enjoying life in the Texas hill country.

For a decade I served as either Commander or a division leader for the Awana Club in Dripping Springs, Texas; while I have retired from that role I continue to have a passion for children's ministry. At the moment I teach 1st through 3rd grade Sunday School. Follow FBC Dripping Springs Kids to see what is going on in our children's ministries.