Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Your Tax rebate HMRC Revenue&Customs

Your Tax rebate HMRC Revenue&Customs being spammed containing a document.

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.
Note
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::

Subject: Your Tax rebate
From: HMRC {Teresa.e1@starnetmedia.ro}

Subject: Your Tax rebate
From: HMRC Revenue&Customs {Catalina.c53f@ekk.bg}
Message Body:
Dear
After the last yearly computations of your financial functioning we have defined that youhave the right to obtain a tax rebate of 934.80.Please confirm the tax rebate claim and permit us have6-9 days so that we execute it.A rebate can be postponed for a variety of reasons.For instance confirming unfounded data or applyingnot in time.

To access the form for your tax rebate, view the report attached. Document Reference: (027OCRS).

Regards,HM Revenue Service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The security and confidentiality of your personal information is important for us. If you have any questions, please either call the toll-free customer service phone number.
? 2014, all rights reserved
 Attachment:
027OCRS.xls

Sha256 Hashes:
c7af5902e5922a9a89c4464a36b5c4f6d98e8d613a412581d7f64c2fab4ce2fb [1]
acf8997bd263dc4a094cf2e80957843363372e34c5233d899e8b16c4504ed2db [2]
106e168db790aa3178f6d32405e0344b027706e81d3d286dfc175ce709601259 [3]
9afa90370cfd217ae1ec36e752a393537878a2f3b5f9159f61690e7790904b0d [4]

Malware Macro document information:
VirusTotal Report [1] (hits 2/57 Virus Scanners)
VirusTotal Report [2] (hits 2/57 Virus Scanners)
VirusTotal Report [3] (hits 2/57 Virus Scanners)
VirusTotal Report [4] (hits 2/57 Virus Scanners)

Malwr Report [1]
Malwr Report [2]
Malwr Report [3]
Malwr Report [4]

NOTE

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))

Cheers,
Steve

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