Email "DHL Express" spreads trojan banker and password stealer UrSnif!

Fake "DHL Express" e-mail reports important communication to induce the receiver to download attachment concealing new UrSnif fileless-like variant.

TG Soft's C.R.A.M. (Anti-Malware Research Center) analyzed an  email included in a campaign spreading the malware Trojan Banker Ursnift sent on  August 23, 2018

yber-criminals developed "Social engineering" methods for fraudulent mass mailings, to induce the victim to open infected attachments or click on links in the body of the message.

If you received a suspicious email, send it to C.R.A.M. (Center for Anti-Malware Research): How to send suspicious emails



Fake Mail "DHL Express" Spreads Trojan "UrSnif"

Name: Trojan.Win32.Ursnif
Malware family
: Ursnif
VirIT: Trojan.Win32.Ursnif.IK

The email was detected in the morning of August 29, 2018.

Example of an analyzed email:

Subject:  Info spedizione DHL Express

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How it spreads:
As usual, the email contains a short message regarding an important communicationc that urges the user to download the attachment under the excuse of "Privacy."

If you open the file inside the attachment, it will download URSNIF, similarly to the previous news item.
  • File Name: VC56788344532.jse   
  • Size: 26.605 byte
  • Md5: D236F9AAD941974C2B44BF7DEBD2A19B                                                   

The file connects to http[:]//www[.]cre8tivsolutions.com/wow[.]php and creates the file "$EXEFILE$101150.$EXE_EXT$" which will be executed and consequently will trigger the process to steal credentials.

This type of malware tries to steal passwords used in various web accounts such as: Home Banking, Electronic Mail, Certified Mail, social networks, etc...
The same type of e-mail in the past distributed the GootKit malware whose analysis by TGSoft's CRAM is available at these addresses:



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How to identify a fake email

Experience and common sense are the first weapons to avoid these kinds of scams.
Careful reading of the email, in all its elements, is essential. Be wary of ZIP-formatted attachments and, if possible, DO NOT enable automatic macro execution. It is strongly discouraged to set up automatic execution of macros since simply opening Word and Excel files will see the immediate execution of macros without any prior alert.
In case you have been infected by a Banker, the advice from TG Soft's C.R.A.M. is to take appropriate security precautions even after the remediation of the system(s) involved such as changing the most commonly used passwords on the Web. In case the workstation involved is used for home-banking transactions, an assessment with your credit institution is also recommended.  

How to send suspicious emails for analysis as possible virus/malware/ransomware and/or Phishing attempts

Sending materials to TG Soft's Anti-Malware Research Center for analysis, which is always free of charge, can be done safely in two ways:
  1. Any suspect email can be sent directly by the recipient's e-mail, to the following mail lite@virit.com,choosing as sending mode "Forward as Attachment" and inserting in the subject section "Possible phishing page to verify" rather than "Possible Malware to verify";
  2. Save  the e-mail to be sent to the  TG Soft's C.R.A.M. for analysis as an external file to the e-mail program used. The resulting file must be sent by uploading it from the page Send Suspicious Files (http://www.tgsoft.it/italy/file_sospetti.asp). Obviously if you want a feedback on the analysis of the data submitted, you have to indicate an e-mail address and a brief description of the reason for the submission (for example: possiible / probable phishing; possible / probable malware or other).
All this is to help you by trying to prevent you from running into credential theft, viruses/malware or even worse next-generation Ransomware / Crypto-Malware.
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