Bredolab masked as Facebook Password Reset Confirmation

MX Lab detected a new Bredolab variant masking itself as the “Facebook Password Reset Confirmation”. The From address in the email is shown as “The Facebook Team <>” but the real SMTP from address is spoofed.

The attachment has the name and includes the file Facebook_Password_4cf91.exe. the part between _ and .zip at the end is choosen randomly and contains letters and numbers.

The trojan is known as Trojan.Downloader.Bredolab.AZ (BitDefender), Bredolab.gen.a (McAfee) or W32/Obfuscated.D2!genr (Norman) and is only detected by 14 of the 41 AV engines at Virus Total.

The body of the email:

Hey vguysville ,

Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
You can find your new password in attached document.

The Facebook Team

Bredolab is a trojan horse that downloads and executes files from the Internet, such as rogue anti-spyware. To bypass firewalls, it injects its own code into legitimate processes svchost.exe and explorer.exe. Bredolab contains anti-sandbox code (the trojan might quit itself when an external program investigates its actions).

This Bredolab variant will create the files:


It will also create the process isqsys32.exe and svchost.exe. The dll %Windir%\dsqstm6.dll is being loaded into the address space of Internet Explorer combined with several Windows registry edits.

It will attempt to connect with the remote hosts on port 80: 0, and

The data identified by the following URL was then requested from the remote web server:


Virus Total permlink and MD5: e3edffb53e463bc6e3f498c8aaa1e447.

[Update – 02/11/2009  5:30 PM local Belgian time]

New subject is being used:

Facebook Password Reset Confirmation. Help Centre.

Virus Total permlink and MD5: f69849928111bf764e3b1a0b39b684b7.


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