Transportation

3410105581?profile=RESIZE_710xWeekly 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

3410104336?profile=RESIZE_710xFigure 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.

3410104887?profile=RESIZE_710xFigure 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 July 26, 2019 to August 5, 2019.

 

First Seen

 

Subject Line Used

 

Malware Detections

 

Sending Email

 

Targets

July 30th 2019

Re-Confirmation of invioce of PDA for M/V Olympic - Ballast Tanks

Cyren - W32/VBKrypt.SQ.gen!Eldorado

 

DrWeb - Trojan.PWS.Siggen2.22741

 

MAX - malware (ai score=88)

 

Microsoft - PWS:Win32/Fareit.D!MTB

 

FireEye - Trojan.GenericKD.32158493

 

ZoneAlarm - Trojan.Win32.VBKryjetor.cajn

 

Avira - HEUR/AGEN.1043012

SALES

<sales@rmmarine.com.hk>

prodigy.net.mx

 

rmmarine.com.hk

 

July 31st 2019

M/V XIN HAN-ARRIVAL NOTICE

Microsoft - Trojan:Win32/Sonbokli.A!cl

 

VBA32 - BScope.Backdoor.Androm

 

Arcabit - HEUR.ExecInMail

 

Ikarus - Trojan-Spy.Remcos

 

RMS MARINE LTD

<cameron@calone.cf>

 

hoy.com,

 

rmsmarineservice.sg

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