Careerbuilder spam delivers more than just a new job posting

Our Gameover Zeus friends are hoping that you are looking for a new job with the latest Careerbuilder spam campaign which claims to contain a link to a position that you would be interested in.

This campaign uses some of the following subject lines:

You might be interested in this vacant position. has found an open position for you open positions suggestion.
New position found for you at

The sample analyzed contained links to 3 different compromised websites:


These websites redirected to JS files at the following locations:


In typical fashion, the Javascript is used to redirect to a Blackhole exploit kit. Todays kit continues on the ‘slick’ theme we saw yesterday – slickvenue[.]com/showthread.php?t=d44175c6da768b70.

This kit attempted to download the following exploits:

Detected by 20/43 vendors on VirusTotal.

Detected by 0/43 on VirusTotal.

Detected by 17/43 on VirusTotal.

Detected by 3/43 on VirusTotal.

It then installed the Gameover Zeus binary via slickvenue[.]com/q.php?f=e0c3a&e=0:

File Name: contacts.exe
MD5: 565f1a0802d1320ef3e28a98567fca95
Size: 284184 bytes
This file is detected by 9/43 on VirusTotal.

Gee, this file is signed with a very familiar looking digital signature (see yesterdays ‘Fraud Protection Alert’):

This Gameover Zeus variant is currently posting to a drop zone at 183.178.102[.]107:26672/index.php and uses a BotID of ‘ppcz20’.



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  2. Amy
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    not really relevant to the one above

  3. Posted February 21, 2013 at 4:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    I do not drop a leave a response, however after looking at through a ton of remarks on this page
    Careerbuilder spam delivers more than just a new job posting spamalysis.
    I do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright. Could it be only me or does it seem like some of these responses come across as if they are written by brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are posting at additional places, I’d like to keep up with you.
    Could you post a list of all of your social networking pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

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