Friday, 23 January 2015

tax return was incorrectly filled out

tax return was incorrectly filled out excel malware being spammed out from random addresses with an excel attachment, containing Macros.


Message Header:

Subject: Your tax return was incorrectly filled out
Message Body:
According to your tax payments for 2014 year period we found that you gave a wrong legal address in your last tax payment. In order to avoid penalty fees on your tax dues we ask you to contact our specialist having checked the previous payment in advance (the DOC invoice attached below).
 Attachment:

23.01.15_4461WZD.xls
NOTE

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))

Cheers,
Steve

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