This morning we've received more than 300 copies of a new "BBC" spam campaign which mocks Georgia's President and spreads a new virus.
The mail is delivered with three distinct subjects so far:
A copycat spammer is using headlines:
Weekly BBC NEWS.
to send spam messages claiming a headline that the President of
Georgia is gay.
The Headlines within the email message choose from:
Mikheil Saakashvili gay scandal! New of this week!
Saakashvili have a funny woman organ (pu..sy)! see it!
Funny Saakashvili gay video...See now!Sensation!
Sensation! president of Georgia... GAY! See now!
Last news! Saakashvili (president of Georgia) the gay!
President of Georgia - intim (GAY) video! see now!
The spams contain a linked image of the President from the BBC:
We've received 300+ copies so far . . .
Malware loads from these locations:
All of those locations actually cause the virus to be delivered from a single location, the IP address:
The name of the malware is "name.avi.exe", and at the moment, only FOUR out of 36 anti-virus products detect it.
Clearly the spam is from someone who doesn't have a solid command on the English language.
So far the emails have been received from more than 40 IP addresses. Spot-checking these IP addresses for previous spam activity finds nothing in the UAB Spam Data Mine, suggesting these machines are not part of a previously used spamming botnet.
188.8.131.52 - Vietnam
184.108.40.206 - India
220.127.116.11 - JetBlue Airways, Salt Lake City, Utah
18.104.22.168 - ADVA Technologies, Sandhurst, GB
22.214.171.124 - Cable Bahamas
126.96.36.199 - Alabanza, Inc - Baltimore, Maryland
188.8.131.52 - NOC4Hosts, Tampa, Florida
184.108.40.206 - US Cellular, Knoxsville, Tennessee
220.127.116.11 - JSC Center Telecom - Russian Federation
18.104.22.168 - Moscow Local Telephone - Russian Federation
22.214.171.124 - Web Media Services - Russian Federation
126.96.36.199 - Colocation facility - Netherlands
188.8.131.52 - Severen Telecom, Russian Federation
184.108.40.206 - Czech Republic
220.127.116.11 - Bucharest, Romania
18.104.22.168 - Turk Telekom, Ankara, Turkey
22.214.171.124 - Poland
126.96.36.199 - St. Petersburg Telephone, Russian Federation
188.8.131.52 - ??
184.108.40.206 - Verizon
220.127.116.11 - Verizon
18.104.22.168 - Verizon
22.214.171.124 - Taiwan
126.96.36.199 - Italy
188.8.131.52 - Wilamette University, Salem, Oregon
184.108.40.206 - Italy
220.127.116.11 - Germany
18.104.22.168 - Federal Agency of Education, Moscow, Russia
22.214.171.124 - Austin Community College, Austin, TX
126.96.36.199 - Colombia
188.8.131.52 - Mexico
184.108.40.206 - Chile
220.127.116.11 - Colombia
18.104.22.168 - Cumberland Technologies, Mechanicsburg, PA
22.214.171.124 - SEI Data, Dillsboro, Indiana
126.96.36.199 - Korea
188.8.131.52 - Germany
184.108.40.206 - Spain
220.127.116.11 - Spain
18.104.22.168 - Albanza
22.214.171.124 - BTNet
126.96.36.199 - China