[Dshield] Fake Yahoo e-mail

Johannes B. Ullrich jullrich at sans.org
Sat Jan 17 15:21:42 GMT 2004

very interesting. it also does browser sniffing each
time and you only get the virus if you run MSIE...

On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 20:07, Mike wrote:
> Hi All,
> Posted in the SANS diary by Johannes Ullrich:
> A user submitted a fake e-mail, which is using the %01 MSIE bug to trick the
> user into downloading a Trojan.
> This appears to be bigger than Yahoo being faked. Ive just received the
> below email from my ISP:
> Virus Alert
> To:mjcarter
> From: ihug.co.nz's Internet Virus Department
> We have detected a possible computer virus on your computer, You must open
> the details of the report within 24 hours our we will be forced to shut down
> your internet service.
> Please Click Below Then Press "open" To View The Report If you do not open
> this report in 24 hours we will suspend your internet service If nothing
> apears on your virus report please dis-regard this message
> Click Here Now
> <http://ihug.co.nz%01@dzmj6u1ziuzb4r3tzaj0zafl.euphoriaja.com/special2/>
> Clicking on the "button" does take me to
> http://dzmj6u1ziuzb4r3tzaj0zafl.euphoriaja.com/special2/ and attempts to
> download page.hta which McAfee detects as VBS/Inor.
> I've contacted my ISP and forwarded to them, I  wonder how many other ISPs
> are about to be flooded with calls.
> Regards
> Mike
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