Wednesday, 8 April 2015

L.E. Owens SwisherPayment receipt

L.E. Owens SwisherPayment receipt emails with a (Payment) 04.07.15.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.

Message Header::
From: "L.E. Owens" {}
Subject: Payment receipt
Message Body:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for calling with your credit card payment.  The payment has been posted to your account as requested.  A copy of the receipt is attached.

As always, we greatly appreciate your business.  Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Thank you for choosing Swisher!


L.E Owens
Customer Care Specialist

800.444.4138  ext. 7248

(Payment) 04.07.15.doc
Sha256 Hashes:
Malware Virus Scanner Reports:


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:

Mel said...

I've just received an email like this and have opened it my iPhone and Macbook Pro to see if it was from a company I had used but could only get a plain word document - I don't think it downloaded anything else, but is there a way to double check this? Thanks.