Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Mary Watkins Invoice elydesigngroup

Mary Watkins Invoice elydesigngroup.co.uk emails with an attached word document containing a macro.

These emails aren't from these companies at all , they are 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.

Message Header::
From: Mary Watkins {mary@elydesigngroup.co.uk}
Subject: Invoice
Message Body:

As promised!

Mary Watkins
Office Manager
Ely Design Group

Sha256 Hashes:
2c8b21ea9739e9510e3ccc89523b6702397ab0ba48b755a067e61f7e1c96844e [1]
4ed6227127a35c06ed8f85812560589f1126adaa2bdebc341d9690e963da3536 [2]
7ac6d989c14097f9edc5d8f46e0db43b24bacf91a6d24cbbd61832c0cbba3be8 [3]
Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
VirusTotal Report: [1] (Detection Ratio: 2/57)
VirusTotal Report: [2] (Detection Ratio: 2/57)
VirusTotal Report: [3] (Detection Ratio: 2/57)

Malwr Report: [1]
Malwr Report: [2]
Malwr Report: [3]
Sanesecurity detects these as: Sanesecurity.Malware.24787.MacroHeurGen.Bp


The current round of Word/Excel/XML 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))



Elizabeth Lee said...

Thank you. I just received such an email. I am surprised my company anti spam did t catch it before delivering it to my inbox.

Sarah said...

I have a question. I just received this email to my business email address and fell for it. I opened the attachment, it was blank. I use a Mac Notebook. Do I need to be concerned that I have some kind of virus now? Do you have suggestions on any steps I can take to make sure my personal info is secure?

Sarah said...

I just received this email to my business email address and fell for it. I opened the attachment, it was blank. I am using a mac notebook. Do I need to do anything to make sure my computer is secure and that I do not have a virus? Thanks in advance for any advice.

Steve Basford said...

Hi Sarah, it looks like it only downloads a windows executable, so you should be ok on a mac notebook.

Anonymous said...

how can you get rid of this if you've opened it in windows