Transportation

Weekly 2019 Motor Vessel (MV) & Motor Tanker (MT) Impersonation

Wapack Labs performs weekly queries of our backend databases, identifying all new data containing Motor Vessel (MV) and Motor Tanker (MT) in the subject line of malicious emails.  Email subject line Motor Vessel (MV) or Motor Tanker (MT) keyword usage is a common lure to entice users in the maritime industry to open emails containing malicious attachments.  Wapack Labs is providing this weekly list of Motor Vessels in which Wapack Labs directly observed the vessel being impersonated, with associated malicious emails.  The identified emails attempted to deliver malware or phishing links to compromise the vessels and/or parent companies.  Users should be aware of the subject lines used and the email addresses that are attempting to deliver them.  Users should never click on or download any attachments or links in suspicious emails.

Significant Vessel Keys Words:

MT, M/T

merchant tanker

MV, M/V

merchant vessel

MY, M/Y

motor yacht

VLCC

very large crude carrier

ULCC

ultra large crude carrier

RV, R/V

research vessel

FPSO

floating production storage & offloading

 

Figure 1.  Geo-location of receiving IPs of the malicious emails. Location is not exact and is approximate location of the receiving IP gathered from Wapack Lab’s malicious email collection.

Figure 2. Geo-location of sender IPs of the malicious emails. Location is not exact and is approximate location of the sender IP gathered from Wapack Lab’s malicious email collection.

Table 1: List of subject lines, motor vessel, type of malware sent and sender data that was seen in Wapack Lab’s malicious email collection from March 21, 2019 to March 27, 2019.

 

First Seen

 

Subject Line Used

 

Malware Detections

 

Sending Email

 

Targets

March 22nd 2019

MV TATRY - loading, Agency appointment & PDA

DrWeb - Trojan.Siggen8.18574

 

BitDefender - Trojan.GenericKD.31810669

 

Avast - Win32:Malware-gen

 

Rising - Trojan.Injector!1.AFE3 (CLOUD)

 

GData - Trojan.GenericKD.31810669

 

AVG - Win32:Malware-gen

 

ZoneAlarm - HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Crypt.gen

 

Fortinet - W32/Injector.EEHO!tr

 

McAfee - Trojan-FQIO!500EAC09E628

GAM Operations <operations@goldenagrimaritime.com>

apcprd04.prod.outlook.com

 

hmsfeex101.hmsfe.net

 

hmsfareast.com

 

shivalic.com

 

goldenagrimaritime.com

 

March 22nd 2019

MV DA AN VOY 35 // AGENT APPOINTMENT

Avast - Win32:Trojan-gen

 

BitDefender - Trojan.GenericKD.41076451  

 

MAX - malware (ai score=87)

 

Fortinet - MSIL/Kryptik.QZA!tr

 

Panda AV - Generic Malware

 

Jiangmin AV - Trojan.MSIL.lbrm

 

Microsoft - Trojan:Win32/Tiggre!rfn

 

Sophos AV - Mal/Generic-S

admin@beroses.gq

ibitp.or.kr

 

watcher.ibitp.or.kr

 

mail.beroses.gq

 

coscol.amosconnect.com

 

menschenfuermenschen.org

 

coscol.cn.com

 About Wapack Labs

Wapack Labs, located in New Boston, NH.  We are a Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence organization supporting the Red Sky Alliance, the FS-ISAC, and individual corporations by offering expert level targeted intelligence analysis answering some of the hardest questions in Cyber. Wapack Labs’ engineers, researchers, and analysts design and deliver transformational cyber-security analysis tools that fuse open source and proprietary information, using deep analysis techniques and visualization. Information derived from these tools and techniques serve as the foundation of Wapack Labs’ information reporting to the cyber-security teams of its customers and industry partners located around the world.  For questions or comments regarding this report, please contact the lab directly by at 1-844-492-7225, or feedback@wapacklabs.com.

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