Oficla trojan in emails with subject “Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro”
July 17, 2010 1 Comment
MX Lab intercepted some emails with the subject “Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro N 6204257” that contains the latest Oficla trojan variant. The emails are sent from a spoofed email address and contains a subject in one of the following formats:
Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro N 6204257
Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro #866521
The email targets business users. It is quite common that an office print and scan center like a Xerox machine will send a scanned document by email to a recipient.
The body of the email:
Please open the attached document. It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox
Sent by: Guest
Number of Images: 1
Attachment File Type: ZIP [DOC]
WorkCentre Pro Location: machine location not set
Device Name: XRX6150AA7ACDB45706461
For more information on Xerox products and solutions, please visit
The email contains a ZIP archive named XeroxN6204257.zip with the 32 kB large document Xerox_doc.exe inside. Note that the number of the ZIP archive matches the number in the subject line and will be different with each email.
The trojan is known as Gen:Variant.Oficla.4 (F-Secure, GData, NSecure) or W32/Oficla.AP (Authentium).
The following files will be created:
The following directories are created:
The Windows service SvrWsc – Windows Security Center Service with the filename %System%\svrwsc.exe will be stopped. Do not be fooled, the Windows Security Center Service is a malicious service and has nothing to do with the legitimate service Security Center from Windows .
Several Windows registry changes will be exectued and the trojan can establish connection with the following IPs on port 80:
Data can be obtained from following URLs:
At the time of writing, only 6 of the 41 AV engines did detect the trojan at Virus Total. Virus Total permlink and MD5: 1d378a6bc94d5b5a702026d31c21e242.