Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Hazel Gough Sales_Order_6100152

Hazel Gough Sales_Order_6100152 emails with an attached Sales_Order_6100152.doc 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.

Update from on their website:

Suspicious E-mail Activity:

We are aware of suspicious e-mail activity. If you have received an unexpected e-mail from anyone at Kosnic Lighting Ltd, please delete it and do not open any attachments. If you have any concerns, please run your anti-virus software.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Message Header::
From: Hazel Gough {}
Subject: Sales_Order_6100152
Message Body:
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your order ref: TR9301.

As you do not have any prices on your order, please can you check the attached copy of the order and confirm by reply your acceptance of these prices.

Once I have received your reply I will confirm the order.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Hazel Gough
(Key Account Manager and Sales Support)

Kosnic (UK) Ltd
Unit D2, Kennetside, Bone Lane, Newbury, RG14 5PX, UK
t +44 (0)845 838 6851 | f +44 (0)845 838 6852 |

Sha256 Hashes:
8cfb304671aef3b130f7c29ceb5d716c2ca5ecaae76be25370e66845506c5147 [1]

Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
VirusTotal Report: [1] (Detection 0/57)
Malwr Report: [1]
Hybrid Analysis Report: [1]


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))


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I wanted to come by and say that this issue was...or more wasn't me. You are completely right with your information, the emails were not sent by me or my company, but were very well done to appear as though they were.

We were inundated with calls today from people who had received the email and were concerned; we were there to assure them that the email was not from us and was from an un authorised third party.