Over the past couple of days, cybercriminals have launched two consecutive malware campaigns impersonating DHL in an attempt to trick users into thinking that they’ve received a parcel delivery notification. The first campaign comes with a malicious attachment, whereas in the second, the actual malicious archive is located on a compromised domain.

More details:

Sample screenshot of the the first spamvertised template:


Sample screenshot of the second spamvertised template:


Detection rate for the malicious executable:
MD5: 85f908a5bd0ada2d72d138e038aecc7d – detected by 12 out of 45 antivirus scanners as Backdoor.Win32.Androm.pta.

Once executed, it phones back to hxxp://seantit.ru/new/gate.php (;;;; and also downloads hxxp://seantit.ru/ya.exe ( MD5: be52e7e38b9b467c51972cc841e7e487 – detected by 23 out of 46 antivirus scanners as Trojan:Win32/FakeSysdef.

Responding to the same IP are also the following domains part of the campaign’s infrastructure:

seantit.ru (Name server: ns1.secrettappes.com – – Email: calnroam2@yahoo.com; Name server: ns1.insectiore.net – – Email: conaninfo@rocketmail.com) is also known to have responded to the following IPs:

Webroot SecureAnywhere users are proactively protected from this threat.

You can find more about Dancho Danchev at his LinkedIn Profile. You can also follow him on Twitter.

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