Cybercriminals impersonate Bank of America (BofA), serve malware

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Relying on tens of thousands of fake “Your transaction is completed” emails, cybercriminals have just launched yet another malicious spam campaign attempting to socially engineer Bank of America’s (BofA) customers into executing a malicious attachment. Once unsuspecting users do so, their PCs automatically join the botnet operated by the cybercriminal/gang of cybercriminals operating it, leading to a successful compromise of their hosts.

More details:

Sample screenshot of the spamvertised email:

Bank_of_America_BofA_Email_Spam_Social_Engineering_Malware_Malicious_Software_Botnet
Detection rate for the malicious executable:
MD5: c671d0896a2412b42e1abad4be9d43a8 – detected by 31 out of 46 antivirus scanners as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.kulh.

Once executed, the sample creates the following files on the affected hosts:
C:Documents and Settings<USER>Application DataAxuxjedurqy.exe
C:DOCUME~1<USER>~1LOCALS~1Temptmp92c578d1.bat
C:WINDOWSsystem32WBEMPerformanceWmiApRpl_new.h
C:WINDOWSsystem32WBEMPerformanceWmiApRpl_new.ini
C:WINDOWSsystem32PerfStringBackup.TMP
C:WINDOWSsystem32WBEMLogswmiprov.log

It also creates the following Mutexes:
Global{2E06BA86-8AE7-D5EB-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{B0B9FAFD-CA9C-4B54-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{B0B9FAFC-CA9D-4B54-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{D15F4CEE-7C8F-2AB2-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{D15F4CE9-7C88-2AB2-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{0BB5ADEF-9D8E-F058-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{BB67AFC4-9FA5-408A-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-11EB-B06D3016937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-75EA-B06D5417937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-4DE9-B06D6C14937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-65E9-B06D4414937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-89E9-B06DA814937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-BDE9-B06D9C14937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-51E8-B06D7015937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-81E8-B06DA015937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-FDE8-B06DDC15937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-0DEF-B06D2C12937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-5DEF-B06D7C12937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-95EE-B06DB413937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-F1EE-B06DD013937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-89EB-B06DA816937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-F9EF-B06DD812937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-E5EF-B06DC412937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-0DEE-B06D2C13937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-09ED-B06D2810937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-51EF-B06D7012937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-35EC-B06D1411937F}
Global{F69375E1-4580-0D7E-B1EA-B06D9017937F}
Global{DDB39BDC-ABBD-265E-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Global{2E1C200D-106C-D5F1-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Local{911F9FCD-AFAC-6AF2-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Local{0BB5ADEF-9D8E-F058-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Local{D15F4CE9-7C88-2AB2-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Local{D15F4CEE-7C8F-2AB2-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Local{B0B9FAFC-CA9D-4B54-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}
Local{B0B9FAFD-CA9C-4B54-DBC9-BE58FA349D4A}

And phones back to the following C&Cs servers:
99.150.209.246:13467
190.198.187.99:12407
180.248.91.99:10097
197.251.139.27
82.211.186.140
99.103.42.49
71.193.224.27
81.133.189.232
199.59.157.124
173.239.134.186
67.248.126.173
107.216.164.109
81.149.242.235
195.169.125.228
186.47.28.133
90.156.118.144
173.194.67.147
173.194.67.94
95.228.232.129
178.150.15.40
24.120.165.58
194.94.127.98
79.186.118.100
213.123.186.173
66.159.154.0
201.108.29.121
105.227.88.252
71.239.8.51
94.71.9.152
87.30.121.173
95.227.216.136

More malware variants (SHA256 fingerprints) are known to have phoned back to the same IPs, for instance:
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Webroot SecureAnywhere users are proactively protected from these threats.

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