The "Blank Slate" malspam campaign has switched from distributing the Aleta BTCware variant to distributing a GlobeImposter variant that appends the .crypt extension. This malspam campaign is called Blank Slate due to the lack of a subject line and message body in the spam emails. 

You can see an example of what a Blank Slate malspam email looks like below.

Blank Slate MalSpam

These malspam emails contain ZIP attachments that are named using the format EMAIL_[RandomNumbers]_[RecipientName].zip. Inside this zip file is another zip file with a name like [RandomNumbers].zip. This zip file then contains a random named obfuscated JS script. So an example attachment progression would be something like -> -> msaSh.js.

When executed, this JS script will attempt to download a file called 1.dat, which is a actually an executable file, from one of two designated sites. An example of this JS installer can be seen below. 

Obfuscated JS Installer
Obfuscated JS Installer

An interesting characteristic of the current downloaded malware executable is that it is code signed using a certificate issued by thawte.

Signature used by GlobeImposter Executable
Signature used by GlobeImposter Executable
Signature used by GlobeImposter Executable
Issued by thawte

After the executable is downloaded, it will be executed to install whatever the current malware payload is. In this case the installed malware is a GlobeImposter variant that appends the .crypt extension to encrypted files.

Encrypted Folder
Encrypted Folder

When GlobeImposter encrypts files it will also create a ransom note named !back_files!.html in each folder a file is encrypted.  This ransom note contains instructions to contact for payment instructions and the ransom amount.

Ransom Note
Ransom Note

Unfortunately, at this time there is no way to decrypt GlobeImposter files for free. For support or help with this ransomware infection, you can ask in our dedicated  topic.


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Crypt GlobeImposter Variant Hashes:

SHA256: 2df19df0a0b0c683c6cb9421bdad6e0bdb62bd6380cce4f75501cac653ca5be4

Crypt GlobeImposter Variant Associated Files:


Crypt GlobeImposter Variant Network Connections:

Crypt GlobeImposter Variant Ransom Note:

All your files have been encrypted!
All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC. If you want to restore them, write us to the e-mail in body of your message write your ID
You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us. After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.
Free decryption as guarantee
Before paying you can send us up to 1 file for free decryption. The total size of files must be less than 1Mb (non archived), and files should not contain valuable information. (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.)
How to obtain Bitcoins
The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click 'Buy bitcoins', and select the seller by payment method and price. 
Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:
Do not rename encrypted files.
Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.
Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price (they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.
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