3637092540?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

3637087957?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.

3637088525?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 September 20, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

 

First Seen

 

Subject Line Used

 

Malware Detections

 

Sending Email

 

Targets

September 25th 2019

FW: PDA ==MV  AQUAGENIIA

Arcabit - HEUR.ExecInMail

 

Microsoft - Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.B!ml

 

Ikarus - Trojan.MSIL.Crypt

 

McAfee - RDN/Generic.grp

 

Fortinet - MSIL/Kryptik.SXN!tr

 

Sophos - Mal/Generic-S

 

ESET-NOD32 - a variant of MSIL/Kryptik.SXN

Transcoal Pacific <corporatesecretary@transcoalpacific.com>

 

transcoalpacific.com

 

mlmining.am

 

ligabue.it

 

September 26th 2019

APPOINTMENT REQUEST - MV ARCADIA V.80 ETA: 08.10.2019

Emsisoft - Exploit.CVE-2017-11882.Gen (B)

 

F-Secure -

Exploit.EXP/CVE-2017-11882.Gen

 

GData - Exploit.CVE-2017-11882.Gen

 

Kaspersky - HEUR:Exploit.MSOffice.Generic

 

McAfee - Exploit-CVE2017-11882.yx  

 

Cyren - CVE-2017-11882.E.gen!Camelot  

COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Brazil) [josei.benito@coscoshipping.br.com]

a0a1ee03.com

 

9d28bc261093402c.com

 

885f644a8.com

 

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