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A sample of malware I analyzed

I recently wrote about a sample of malware I tried analyzing. I made quite some progress on it but would love to know if I missed anything. Here is my report -

The virustotal link is:


Finally back at this blog...
Today my spamfilter catched another nice executable!
I got SecureMail ;-)
Ready for some python-based reversing:

phil@vr:~$ python /opt/projects/rem/peframe/ --auto SecureMail.exe
File Name: SecureMail.exe
File Size: 137728 byte
Compile Time: 2013-01-23 19:05:56
DLL: False
Sections: 5
MD5 hash: 6870fd8fd2b2bedd83e218d9e7e4de8b
SHA-1 hash: 4b7a2c0cee63634907c5ccc249c8cd4c0231f03a
Packer: None
Anti Debug: None
Anti VM: None

File and URL:
FILE: USER32.dll
URL: None

hi im looking for Sality.AT sample

Sality.AT sample only please, original or infected file.


RTFScan - Finding malicious traces in rtf documents

The new version of the OfficeMalScanner suite introduces RTFScan. As you might know, there are several samples in the wild, using the RTF format as OLE and PE-File container. So here is a very first version of RTFScan. It currently is able
to scan for malicious traces like shellcode, dumps embedded OLE and PE files and other data containers. Buffer decryption in RTFScan is not supported in this release, as OMS and RTFScan will be enhanced to a cryptanalysis feature to break keys up to 1024 bytes in seconds. The old brute force feature in OMS will be kicked then.

New Search System, No More Accounts Needed [1]

The new search system with the updated authentication system is online. There is still some missing functionality but it should let everyone download samples. If you find any problems please let me know. There will be some quirks as we move to the new version of the website. If you find any bugs please let me know on Twitter @openmalware.


[1] You still need a Google account to download the samples



Hello , yesterday i downloaded the latest version of zerowine , and i wanted to use it in vmware so i followed this tutorial :Automated Malware Analysis with Zerowine

to convert the image to vmdk , i installed the new vmware machine all goes well but when i wanted to start using zerowine :
i entered in my browser all what i get is :
" Error response

Error code 501.

Message: Unsupported method ('GET').

Error code explanation: 501 = Server does not support this operation.

State of Offensive Computing

I would like to take this time to thank everyone that expressed their support while Offensive Computing was offline. It was a trying time and I really appreciate everyone's support. Without getting into any of the specifics of why the site was offline for two months, we are back and here to stay. There are a couple of people who were instrumental in helping to keep everything up and running. Paul Royal, from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center helped out significantly with hardware and the new home of the site. Kelcey Tietjen also stepped in and helped out tremendously. If you see either of them at some upcoming conferences (hint: Paul is giving a talk at Blackhat) buy them a drink.

There are a couple of changes that are going to happen that more accurately reflect the intentions of the site. First, the name will be changing to Open Malware. The new name more accurately reflects the purpose and intention of the site. Way back in 2005 the intention was to make this a place where you could find information related to malware and other types of hacking. As things (and life) have progressed it has changed into a malware research site, specifically with the ability to download malware samples. The domain will be in the very near future.

The second big item of news is that we will be transitioning to a download-only malware repository in the coming weeks. The blog site will be officially shutting down. There are much better forums maintained by commercial services that have taken up the role of a discussion area. Specifically the /r/ReverseEngineering and /r/Malware sub-Reddits, and OpenRCE are better avenues of communication. I will maintain a static version of the site to archive the old content.

To accommodate the new download site, there will be a couple of changes. First, a lot of the back end software has changed. Searches will be faster, more malware will be available, and the overall maintenance will be a lot easier. Second, you will need to have a valid, verified Google Account. Having a Google account allows us to use industry standard authentication, and most importantly not to have to maintain a user database. Get one here if you haven't already. In the meantime new account creation is disabled while we make the transition. Old accounts should work as normal.

Finally, we are discontinuing our commercial services. I would like to thank all of our customers for their business. You all helped to support this site and maintain an open service. We will be looking at transitioning to a non-profit status in the coming years.

Thanks again,

Danny Quist

VizSec 2012 Call for Papers Out

VizSec 2012 will be held in mid-October as part of VisWeek in Seattle. Papers are due July 1.

The International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to address the needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization techniques. Co-located this year with VisWeek, the 9th VizSec will provide new opportunities for the usability and visualization communities to collaborate and share insights on a broad range of security-related topics. Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series.

Important research problems often lie at the intersection of disparate domains. Our focus is to explore effective, scalable visual interfaces for security domains, where visualization may provide a distinct benefit, including computer forensics, reverse engineering, insider threat detection, cryptography, privacy, preventing 'user assisted' attacks, compliance management, wireless security, secure coding, and penetration testing in addition to traditional network security. Human time and attention are precious resources. We are particularly interested in visualization and interaction techniques that effectively capture human analyst insights so that further processing may be handled by machines, freeing the analyst for other tasks. For example, a malware analyst might use a visualization system to analyze a new piece of malicious software and then facilitate generating a
signature for future machine processing. When appropriate, research that incorporates multiple data sources, such as network packet captures, firewall rule sets and logs, DNS logs, web server logs, and/or intrusion detection system logs, is particularly desirable.

More information is on the web site:

Scalable, Automated Baremetal Malware Analysis

This week I will be presenting on scalable, automated baremetal malware analysis at Black Hat Europe. My presentation will coincide with the release of NVMTrace, a tool that facilitates automated baremetal sample processing using inexpensive hardware and freely available technologies. More information is available at the following link:

Entrapment: Tricking Malware with Transparent, Scalable Malware Analysis

If you are attending Black Hat Europe and malware analysis is a topic of interest to you, please attend my talk. If you are interested but will not be in attendance, please let me know and I will make my whitepaper and slide set available to you.

Symantec antivirus 2006 source code leaked by anonymous movement

Recently, anonymous hackers released symantec 2006 antivirus source code for all platforms .
As symantec released their quick analysis, it appears that the source code leaked from Indian military research and south asian shipping organizations .
the paper is available here :
also source code is available @ piratebay :

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