Blackhole Exploit Kit Spam Spoofs FedWire

 Analysis by: Maydalene Edsel Salvador

In this blackhole exploit kit spam run, spammers use a legitimate email notification template from FedWire. It lures users into clicking a malicious link. Once the URL is clicked, it redirects to a site hosting a malicious JavaScript. While users patiently wait for the website to load, the script is already pointing them to a blackhole exploit kit server where an exploit code starts to execute to deliver its final payload. A .JAR file is executed, and proceeds to download other malicious files into the victims' machine.

Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ protects users from this threat by blocking the spam mail samples, as well as any related malicious URLs and malware.

 SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: August 01, 2012 GMT-8
  • ENGINE:6.8
  • PATTERN:9076