Posts Tagged: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


Spamvertised “FDIC: Your business account” themed emails serve client-side exploits and malware

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Cybercriminals are mass mailing tens of thousands of malicious Federal Deposit Insurance¬†Corporation¬†(FDIC) themed emails, in an attempt to trick users into clicking on the client-side exploits serving and malware dropping URLs found in the bogus emails. Let’s dissect the campaign, expose the portfolio of malicious domains using it, provide MD5s for a sample exploit and the dropped malware, as well as connect the campaign with previously launched already profiled malicious campaigns.

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Cybercriminals spamvertise millions of FDIC ‘Your activity is discontinued’ themed emails, serve client-side exploits and malware

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A currently ongoing spam campaign attempts to trick users into thinking that their ability to send Domestic Wire Transfers has been disabled. Impersonating the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the cybercriminals behind the campaign are potentially earning thousands of dollars in the process of monetizing the anticipated traffic. Once users click on the bogus ‘secure download link’, they’re automatically exposed to the client-side exploits served by the Black Hole Exploit Kit. More details:

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