The complaint that's an attack
Last Updated: 2008-09-09 10:28:12 UTC
by Swa Frantzen (Version: 2)
Stephane wrote in with an email received on an administrative role email address that read like it came from an inexperienced spam target barking up the wrong tree.
From: [suppressed to protect the innocent]
To: [suppressed to protect the innocent]
Subject: I am wait your reply
To Whom It May Concern:
I am tired of receiving messages containing malicious computer programs (viruses) from your e-mail address!!!
If within 1-2 days you do not stop sending messages to my e-mail address, I will have to address this issue to the Police!...
Today I received a hard copy of your data logs from my Internet service provider. The copy contains your IP address, logs of sending malicious programs and your e-mail address details...
I am sending you the copy of the document containing your data and logs of sending malicious programs as the proof of your fault!!!!!!
You must print the document containing the list of your data and logs of sending malicious programs and pass it on to your Internet service provider with, so that they could find out why the viruses are sent from your computer to my e-mail address!!!!
Ask your Internet service provider to resolve this problem!!!!
Do this now!!!
Once again!!! If you don't stop sending the letters, I will address to the Police and file a lawsuit against you!!!
With an attachment called IPLOGS.zip, that contains:
$ unzip -v IPLOGS.zip
Length Method Size Ratio Date Time CRC-32 Name
-------- ------ ------- ----- ---- ---- ------ ----
81408 Defl:N 58399 28% 09-08-08 00:01 8b1aedc6 IPLOGS.exe
-------- ------- --- -------
81408 58399 28% 1 file
Sending it over to Virustotal yielded following result:
The zbot trend seems to be forming among the AV vendors.
The most tricky about this will be to convince some out there that our real complaints are real, but that's perhaps the goal of these scam artists.
Swa Frantzen -- Section 66