Looks like my prediction on the Storm Worm authors changing their theme within the coming days has just been confirmed. The newest Storm Worm Social Engineering theme is “Currency Based”, focusing on on the financial strains/concerns many Americans are facing now. The message is simple and to the point:
The U.S. Government began to realize the plan to replace the Dollar with the “Amero”, the new currency of the North American Currency Union. Canada, the United States of America and Mexico have resolved to unit in order to resist the Worldwide Financial Crysis. You can become acquainted with the plan of the implementation of Amero, just click on the icon under this text.
The adaption of a common currency named “Amero” for the North American Continent is not a new concept and does currently have some active supporters. Wikipedia has some solid information about the Amero here: North American currency union . Another interesting site I stumbled upon while looking for information on the “Amero” is “The Amero”, you can form your own opinion about the site.
Here is a current screen shot of the Storm Web page hosting up the newly named binaries:
I have not seen any new spam pushing this new campaign yet, but I would suspect new spam and new Fast Flux domain names surfacing within the next 48 hours. I guess only time will tell.