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June 18, 2008

Fake Quake Takes Cake

Checking my logs for the day, here are the fake Beijing earthquake malware lure Subject: lines that knocked on my server's door:

  • Subject: A new deadly catastrophe in China
  • Subject: China is paralyzed by new earthquake
  • Subject: China's most deadly earthquake
  • Subject: Chinese people are horrified by new earthquake
  • Subject: Deadly catastrophe in Chinese capital
  • Subject: Earth tremors in China is going on
  • Subject: Terrible earthquake devastated Beijing
  • Subject: The most powerful quake hits China
  • Subject: Toll mounts in China earthquake
  • Subject: Unprecedented earthquake in China

I received duplicates of only two, so there are probably more Subject: lines in the wild. Links in the messages lead to lots of different .cn (China) domains whose IP addresses change with each trace.

Posted on June 18, 2008 at 11:02 PM