Wednesday, 14 January 2015


SEPA REMITTANCE ADVICE macro based malware being spammed out.

The Word document has a random attachment, however these emails aren't from the company they appear to be from at all, they just being used to make the email look more genuine:
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.
Message Header (Note: Random from address)
From: Nichole England {}
Subject: SEPA REMITTANCE ADVICE 6513.56 EUR 12 JAN 2014

Message Body: (Note: Name and amount is random)
Good Afternoon
Please see attached a copy of remittance advice for SEPA payment of 6513.56  EUR made on 12/01/2015
Nichole England
Senior Accounts Payable
Attachment (Note: Random document name)

Md5 Hashes:

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]
Sanesecurity signatures are blocking this as: Sanesecurity.Malware.24679.DocHeur.


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))



Maurice Stern said...

Hi, I by mistake opened the word document,it looked quite weird, what am I supposed to do now? will it wreck my computer?

Valeria - Italy said...

Thank you for this information! I just received an email like this one on my business email account and it sounded to me "spam". It is from Annabelle Bartlett

Good Afternoon
Please see attached a copy of remittance advice for SEPA payment of 5233.57 EUR made on 12/01/2015

Annabelle Bartlett
Senior Accountant

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot.Ambro

Anonymous said...

Same to me right now,
clearly a fake on extension EKK.BG
do not open,its a virus,be carefull.


Anonymous said...

This is a new variation on ways to spread macro viruses. The attachment is base64 encoded, and the attachment contains a base64 word doc, so there are two levels of encoding. The word doc also doesn't allow you to step through the macros to see what it is doing. If you have a spam filter, filter out messages containing ZmlsZTovLy9DOi9FQzJDNENE in the raw message body. This will catch these.