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Phishing Email Alerts
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Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.
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I received this email from MailJet. The sender email address is from the domain sendmail.adria-klik.com. This domain belongs to a Croatian online supermarket. Potentially their Sendmail server has been compromised, and is sending these phishing messages.
Adria-Klick.com online is a Croatian grocery website. Croatian – Voliš kolačiće? Dobrodošao! Klikni na Volim Kolačiće i dođi vidjeti što češ piti i papati. English – Do you like cookies? Welcome! Click on I love cookies and come see what you will drink and drink.
The email headers showed the origin coming from an Office.com mail server (alpha677.startdedicated.com [18.104.22.168])
Received: from [22.214.171.124] ([126.96.36.199]) by mx.perfora.net (mxeueus005
[188.8.131.52]) with ESMTPS (Nemesis) id 1Mrgoy-1kL2z008ZQ-00ni00 for
<email@example.com>; Sun, 20 Dec 2020 18:09:38 +0100
Received: from m32-12.eu.mailgun.net ([184.108.40.206]) by mx.perfora.net
(mxeueus005 [220.127.116.11]) with ESMTPS (Nemesis) id 1M1ZI7-1ko1H706Wp-0039dP
for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sun, 20 Dec 2020 18:09:38 +0100
DKIM-Signature: a=rsa-sha256; v=1; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=sendmail.adria-klik.com;
q=dns/txt; s=krs; t=1608484177; h=Content-Type: Message-Id: Date:
Subject: To: From: MIME-Version: Sender;
Received: from office.com (alpha677.startdedicated.com [18.104.22.168]) by
smtp-out-n03.prod.eu-central-1.postgun.com with SMTP id
cipher=TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA); Sun, 20 Dec 2020 17:08:20 GMT
From: Mailjet Support <email@example.com>
Subject: Mailjet- Receipt
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2020 18:08:20 +0100 368692793
The displayed link https://app.mailjet.com/billing/invoice/4kvtqq66 – goes to 404 page, but actually resolves to: http://app.mailjet.com.signin.athu.ord.new.session.12872684.flugfunklehrer.de/c4ca4238a0b923820dcc509a6f75849b/5aecdccf52282419085f25d1cf101e47/e919cc3f36f13f94bba4b5770aa7a322/ffc5e01f578535fd6f95f889cb31939d
The URL looks legit until you work down through all the sub-domains to the actual primary domain flugfunklehrer.de which translates to radio instructor. The hijacked website is for a German flight school.
Finally, here is the landing page that is hidden on the hijacked website of the flight school. This is a basic credential stealing exploit.
What’s interesting is all the different moving parts – hijacked email accounts or email servers, one and possibly two highjacked web sites. Its a lot of work to go through just to collect a set of user credentials.
Virus Suspected Alert
This was an alert from my email host. It’s nice when your email service provider can catch a few for you, like this one. It is still possible to see the scammy parts of this message.
This example is from Sophos Naked Security blog. If you get a message like this from a friend, beware – it means their account was hijacked.
Clicking on the video will take you to a fake Facebook login page, and if you fill it out, your account will be hijacked too. To see the full exploit with a longer explanation, read the original article on Sophos Naked Security blog.