Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Hazel Gough Sales_Order_6100152

Hazel Gough Sales_Order_6100152 hazel.gough@kosnic.com 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.
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.

Update from kosnic.com 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 {hazel.gough@kosnic.com}
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
hazel.gough@kosnic.com | www.kosnic.com


 Attachment:
Sales_Order_6100152.doc
Sha256 Hashes:
8cfb304671aef3b130f7c29ceb5d716c2ca5ecaae76be25370e66845506c5147 [1]

672bb3708f164e3fc7d82c559edb71c081b74c65b3b55d49575a0510bc14169f
11f7086034738b883874ecf9ba2c065df062996853d4cad262bdef67bfc62441
6b1fc004ea10583c73fde292f02b7e764c5be5012a950e6c9bd135ca98eb6ecc
247503e1c46d8bb87fda089238d3dc1444ccb02e555dcdda11dc34854764fa2a
9c9fcac0e44899f7908611109f581fe65ff6ef62a65db6116082282e33fbd0fc
Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
VirusTotal Report: [1] (Detection 0/57)
Malwr Report: [1]
Hybrid Analysis Report: [1]

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

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.