Friday, 6 March 2015

Your 2015 Electronic IP Pin! TaxReport

Your 2015 Electronic IP Pin! TaxReport attachments being spammed containing a document with embedded 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: (Note: Reference is random)

From: "Internal Revenue Service" {}
Subject: Your 2015 Electronic IP Pin!
Message Body:
Dear Member

This is to inform you that our system has generated your new secured Electronic PIN to e-file your 2014 tax return.

Please kindly download the microsoft file to securely review it.


Internal Revenue Service
915 Second Avenue, MS W180

Sha256 Hashes:
d006589b1800ee5c4e265da01d17738a3e8a1063a707817a2ec29d6062076167 [1]
d3a6e6b43461f3cf80b8e664d61213e67755fd20569332ec35e4502822a7231b [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]

Hybrid Analysis Report [1]
Hybrid Analysis Report [2]

Payload Download:


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))


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