I received a very enticing email promising free bitcoin from Ronald Green. No body. Just an attachment — “Free Bitcoin – 5385c.html”.
My first thoughts, before actually looking closely at the name or file, is that it may be related to CVE-2021-40444 – which is actively being exploited. Turns out it isn’t. But here is a quick rundown of the file.
What did I do first? I downloaded it and cat’d it, duh.
Okay, just a link, basically. I used the Node CLI to decode the Base 64 data. I’m using Node for no particular reason other than the link was JS. You could do this in bash, python, whatever language you want.
Now we have a link! Let’s see what that does. I fired up a VPC to curl this one.
It turns out that namecheap was already on top of this.
Looks like InfoSecJack (legend) has already beaten me to it. Looks like it was simply a Elon Musk themed bitcoin scam. I was hoping for something a little more wild 🙁