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TSPY_FAREIT.AMM

ANALYSIS BY

Mark Joseph Manahan


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

OVERALL RISK RATING:
REPORTED INFECTION:
SYSTEM IMPACT RATING:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet, Dropped by other malware


This spyware executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

131,584 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

28 Aug 2012

Payload:

Steals information, Compromises system security, Downloads files, Connects to URLs/IPs

Arrival Details

This spyware may be downloaded from the following remote sites:

  • http://4.{BLOCKED}n.in/adobe/update_flash_player.exe

Download Routine

This spyware accesses the following websites to download files:

  • http://{BLOCKED}utoroma.com/1JFHgp.exe
  • http://{BLOCKED}transportproducts.com/e1Vemf.exe
  • http://{BLOCKED}kins.com/5aN.exe
  • http://{BLOCKED}da.com/qoRHC.exe

It saves the files it downloads using the following names:

  • %User Temp%\{random number}.exe

(Note: %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.)

It then executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

Stolen Information

This spyware sends the gathered information via HTTP POST to the following URL:

  • http://4.{BLOCKED}n.in/forum/viewtopic.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.49.135/forum/viewtopic.php

NOTES:

It attempts to steal stored account information of the following installed FTP clients or File Managers:

  • 32BitFtp
  • 3D-FTP
  • AceFTP
  • BPFTP
  • BlazeFtp
  • BulletProof FTP Client
  • Coffee Cup Free FTP
  • DeluxeFTP
  • EasyFTP
  • Estsoft
  • FFFTP (Sota)
  • FTP++
  • FTPShell
  • FTPVoyager
  • FTPWare
  • FTPGetter
  • FTP Navigator
  • FTPRush
  • FTPCON
  • FTPClient
  • FTP Now
  • FTP CONTROL
  • FTP Commander
  • FTP Explorer
  • Far Manager
  • FileZilla
  • FreshFTP
  • Ftp Winzip (Nico Mak Computing)
  • Ghisler
  • GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 6 Home
  • GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 6 Professional
  • GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 7 Home
  • GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 7 Professional
  • GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 8 Home
  • GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 8 Professional
  • GoFTP
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP
  • LeapWare LeapFTP
  • LeechFTP
  • LinasFTP
  • MAS-Soft FTPInfo
  • MS IE FTP Passwords
  • NCH Software ClassicFTP
  • NovaFTP
  • PuTTY
  • Robo-FTP 3.7
  • SmartFTP
  • SoftX.org FTPClient
  • Staff-FTP
  • TurboFTP
  • WS_FTP
  • WinFTP
  • salt-ftp

It gathers the following account information from any of the aforementioned FTP clients or File Managers:

  • Directory list
  • Password
  • Port Number
  • Server Name
  • Server Type
  • User Name

It also attempts to steal stored email credentials:

  • BatMail
  • IncrediMail
  • Outlook
  • Pocomail
  • Thunderbird
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Windows Mail

It attempts to retrieve stored information such as user names, passwords, and hostnames from the following browsers:

  • FastStone Browser
  • Flock Browser
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • K-Meleon
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera Browser
  • RockMelt

It uses the following list of user names and passwords to access password-protected locations where the aforementioned information are stored:

  • 123abc
  • 123qwe
  • 1q2w3e
  • 1q2w3e4r
  • aaaaaa
  • abc123
  • adidas
  • admin
  • amanda
  • andrew
  • angel
  • angel1
  • angels
  • anthony
  • apple
  • asdf
  • asdfasdf
  • asdfgh
  • ashley
  • asshole
  • austin
  • baby
  • bailey
  • banana
  • bandit
  • baseball
  • batman
  • benjamin
  • billgates
  • biteme
  • blabla
  • blahblah
  • blessed
  • blessing
  • blink182
  • bubbles
  • buster
  • canada
  • cassie
  • charlie
  • cheese
  • chelsea
  • chicken
  • chris
  • christ
  • church
  • cocacola
  • compaq
  • computer
  • cookie
  • cool
  • corvette
  • creative
  • cryptimplus
  • dakota
  • dallas
  • daniel
  • danielle
  • david
  • destiny
  • dexter
  • diamond
  • digital
  • dragon
  • eminem
  • emmanuel
  • enter
  • faith
  • flower
  • foobar
  • football
  • football1
  • forever
  • forum
  • freedom
  • friend
  • friends
  • fuckoff
  • fuckyou
  • fuckyou1
  • gates
  • gateway
  • genesis
  • george
  • gfhjkm
  • ghbdtn
  • ginger
  • god
  • google
  • grace
  • green
  • guitar
  • hahaha
  • hallo
  • hannah
  • happy
  • hardcore
  • harley
  • heaven
  • hello
  • hello1
  • helpme
  • hockey
  • hope
  • hotdog
  • hunter
  • ilovegod
  • iloveyou
  • iloveyou!
  • iloveyou1
  • iloveyou2
  • internet
  • james
  • jasmine
  • jason
  • jasper
  • jennifer
  • jessica
  • jesus
  • jesus1
  • john
  • john316
  • jordan
  • jordan23
  • joseph
  • joshua
  • junior
  • justin
  • killer
  • kitten
  • knight
  • letmein
  • london
  • looking
  • love
  • lovely
  • loving
  • lucky
  • maggie
  • master
  • matrix
  • matthew
  • maverick
  • maxwell
  • merlin
  • michael
  • michelle
  • mickey
  • microsoft
  • mike
  • monkey
  • mother
  • muffin
  • mustang
  • mustdie
  • mylove
  • myspace1
  • nathan
  • nicole
  • nintendo
  • none
  • nothing
  • onelove
  • online
  • orange
  • pass
  • passw0rd
  • password
  • password1
  • peace
  • peaches
  • peanut
  • pepper
  • phpbb
  • pokemon
  • poop
  • power
  • praise
  • prayer
  • prince
  • princess
  • purple
  • qazwsx
  • qwert
  • qwerty
  • qwerty1
  • rachel
  • rainbow
  • red123
  • richard
  • robert
  • rotimi
  • samantha
  • sammy
  • samuel
  • saved
  • scooby
  • scooter
  • secret
  • shadow
  • shalom
  • silver
  • single
  • slayer
  • smokey
  • snoopy
  • soccer
  • soccer1
  • sparky
  • spirit
  • startrek
  • starwars
  • stella
  • summer
  • sunshine
  • superman
  • taylor
  • test
  • testing
  • testtest
  • thomas
  • thunder
  • tigger
  • trinity
  • trustno1
  • victory
  • viper
  • welcome
  • whatever
  • william
  • windows
  • winner
  • wisdom
  • zxcvbnm

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

9.454.07

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

12 Oct 2012

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

9.455.00

Step 1

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

Step 2

Remove malware/grayware files dropped/downloaded by TSPY_FAREIT.AMM

     
    • TSPY_ZBOT.AMM

Step 3

Identify and terminate files detected as TSPY_FAREIT.AMM

[ Learn More ]
  1. If the detected file is displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer but you cannot delete it, restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, refer to this link for the complete steps.
  2. If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TSPY_FAREIT.AMM. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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