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TSPY_FAREIT.MEX

ANALYSIS BY

Rhena Inocencio


ALIASES:

Trojan-PSW.Win32.Tepfer.gjog (Kaspersky)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

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

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


This spyware arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites. It may be downloaded from remote sites by other malware.

It connects to certain websites to send and receive information.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

110,592 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

28 Feb 2013

Arrival Details

This spyware arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It may be downloaded from remote site(s) by the following malware:

  • JAVA_ARCAL.A

Other System Modifications

This spyware adds the following registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR
HWID = "{random value}"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR
Client Hash = "{random value}"

Information Theft

This spyware attempts to steal stored account information used in the following installed File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients or file manager software:

  • AceFTP
  • 32BitFtp
  • 3D-FTP
  • BPFTP
  • BlazeFtp
  • BulletProof FTP Client
  • DeluxeFTP
  • EasyFTP
  • Estsoft
  • FFFTP (Sota)
  • FTP CONTROL
  • FTP Commander
  • FTP Explorer
  • FTP Navigator
  • FTP Now
  • FTP++
  • FTPCON
  • FTPClient
  • FTPGetter
  • FTPRush
  • FTPShell
  • FTPVoyager
  • FTPWare
  • Far Manager
  • FileZilla
  • FreshFTP
  • 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
  • Robo-FTP 3.7
  • SmartFTP
  • SoftX.org FTPClient
  • Staff-FTP
  • TurboFTP
  • WinFTP
  • Ftp Winzip (Nico Mak Computing)
  • PuTTY

It attempts to steal stored email credentials from the following:

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

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

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

It uses the following list of user names and passwords to access password-protected locations where the mentioned information is 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
  • 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
  • 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

Other Details

This spyware connects to the following website to send and receive information:

  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.252.26:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.112.156:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.116.38:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.208.180:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.58.250:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.147.73:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.243.130:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.211.51:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.142.223:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.252.26:8080/asp/intro.php
  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.205.188:8080/asp/intro.php

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.300

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

9.758.03

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

28 Feb 2013

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

9.759.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

01 Mar 2013

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Remove the malware/grayware file that dropped/downloaded TSPY_FAREIT.MEX

Step 3

Identify and terminate files detected as TSPY_FAREIT.MEX

[ Learn More ]
  1. Windows Task Manager may not display all running processes. In this case, please use a third-party process viewer, preferably Process Explorer, to terminate the malware/grayware/spyware file. You may download the said tool here.
  2. 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.
  3. If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.

Step 4

Delete this registry value

[ Learn More ]

Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


 
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR
    • HWID = "{random value}"
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinRAR
    • Client Hash = "{random value}"

Step 5

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TSPY_FAREIT.MEX. 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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