3666788097?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

3666789228?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.

3666789869?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 October 9, 2019 to October 17, 2019.

 

First Seen

 

Subject Line Used

 

Malware Detections

 

Sending Email

 

Targets

October 9th 2019

M/T TORM HARDRADA - PDA REQUIRED FOR LOADING BARSAH LIGHT CRUDE OIL.

RTF/Exploit - Cyren

 

Win32.Exploit.Cve-2017-11882.Lpbw - Tencent

 

RTF/Agent.5DBC!tr.dldr - Fortinet

 

Rtf.Dropper.Agent-7206399-0 – Clam AV

Bulk & Oil Chartering sa <BUKOIL@OTENET.GR>

otenet.gr

 

getco.com.bd

 

evergreen-marine.com

 

tynst001.evergreen.com.tw

 

October 9th 2019

MV BULK CHILE/ AFG - CP DD 15th oct 2019- calling for discharging

Exploit.CVE-2017-11882 - Ikarus

 

malware (ai score=80) - MAX

 

Other:Malware-gen [Trj] - AVG

 

Exploit.CVE-2017-11882.Gen - BitDefender

 

Bulk & Oil Chartering sa <BUKOIL@OTENET.GR>

otenet.gr

 

smtp1.mail95.de

 

autohaus-sing.de

 

 

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