Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Eileen Meade Kern Engineering SKMBT_C552D150123

Eileen Meade Kern Engineering SKMBT_C552D150123 email being spammed containing a word document with embedded macro.

These emails aren't from  R. Kern Engineering & Mfg Corp. at all, they just being used to make the email look more genuine, ie. from a real company.
It's also worth remembering that the company itself  may not have any knowledge of this email and it's link(s) or attachment as it won't have come from their servers and IT systems but from an external bot net.

It's not advised to ring them as there won't really be anything they can do to help you.

 Established in 1966,Kern Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. is dedicated to helping provide customers with the imagination and shielding technology needed to keep pace with the ever changing industries of electronics, communications, computing and others

Message Header: (Note: the Invoice number is random)

From: "Eileen Meade" {eileenmeade@kerneng.com}
Subject: inv.# 60696
Message Body:
  Here is your invoice & Credit Card Receipt.

 Eileen Meade
 R. Kern Engineering & Mfg Corp.
909) 664-2442
Fax 909) 664-2116
 Attachment: (Note: the filename is random)

Md5 Hashes:
4cfd443716a088ea0cce81eecc444109 [1]
d3b9adf10b504697621ea38f920d68e1 [2]

Malware Macro document information:

VirusTotal Report [1] (hits 0/57 Virus Scanners)

VirusTotal Report [2] (hits 0/57 Virus Scanners)

Malwr Report [1]

Malwr Report [2]

Decoded Macro [1]

Decoded Macro [2]

Sanesecurity signatures are blocking this as:



The current round of Word and Excel attachments are targeted at Windows users.

Apple and Android software can open these attachments and may even manage to run the macro embedded inside the attachment.

The auto-download file is normally a windows executable and so will not currently run on  any operating system, apart from Windows.

However, if you are an Apple/Android user and forward the message to a Windows user, you will them put them at risk of opening the attachment and auto-downloading the malware.

Currently these attachments try to auto-download Dridex, which is designed to

steal login information regarding your bank accounts (either by key logging, taking auto-screens hots or copying information from your clipboard (copy/paste))


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