American Airlines customers, watch where you click! Cybercriminals are currently spamvertising millions of emails impersonating the company in an attempt to trick end and corporate users into clicking on the malicious links found in the spamvertised email.

Upon execution, the campaign redirects users to a Black Hole exploit kit landing URL, where client-side exploits are served against outdated third-party software and browser plugins.

More details:

Screenshots of a sample spamvertised email:

Once users click on any of the links in the spamvertised email, they are exposed to the following fake “Page loading…” page:

Spamvertised URLs: hxxp:// redirects to -> hxxp:// ( or hxxp:// (

Upon successful client-side exploitation of CVE-2010-1885, the Black Hole exploit kit drops the following MD5 on infected hosts: MD5: c70d309171d9844f331081b3c3d80ff

Detection rate: Detected by 25 out of 42 antivirus scanners as Trojan.Generic.KDV.664936; Worm:Win32/Cridex.E

Upon execution, the sample phones back to

Responding to, AS7590, COMSATS Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South, are the following command and control servers:

The name servers infrastructure of these domains is parked at the following IPs;;

Webroot SecureAnywhere users are proactively protected from this threat.

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