3653437839?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

3653440575?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.

3653441938?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 30, 2019 to October 9, 2019.

 

First Seen

 

Subject Line Used

 

Malware Detections

 

Sending Email

 

Targets

October 4th 2019

Request for quotation - M.V ECO QUEEN

NANO-Antivirus - Exploit.Rtf.Heuristic-rtf.dinbqn

 

Zoner - Probably RTFObfuscationD

 

CAT-QuickHeal - Exp.RTF.Obfus.Gen

\"WINSON OIL SHIPPING (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD.\"

dwchem.co.kr

 

winsonoil.com.sg

 

hosting3.airaweb.com

October 4th 2019

APPOINTMENT REQUEST - MV ARCADIA V.80 ETA: 08.10.2019

 Cyren - RTF/Trojan.ULFL-11

 

Sophos - Troj/RTFDl-ALV

 

ZoneAlarm - HEUR:Exploit.RTF.CVE-2017-11882.gen

 

NANO - Antivirus Exploit.Rtf.Heuristic-rtf.dinbqn

 

TrendMicro  - Troj_Gen.F04IE00J319

 

Avira,HE - EXP/Dldr.Agent.M

Glory Navigation Co., Ltd.

<johnny.tsai@gloryship.com>

gloryship.com

 

bnkorg02.ykk.co.kr

 

mx1.ykk.co.kr

 

zorro.n0ip.org

 

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