Monday, 29 June 2015

WhatsApp Chat with Jay Stephenson

Subject: WhatsApp Chat with Jay Stephenson  macro malware.

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.


Subject: WhatsApp Chat with Jay Stephenson

Message Body:
Chat history is attached as “‪WhatsApp Chat: Jay Stephenson.txt‬” file to this email.
WhatsApp Chat: Jay Stephenson.doc
Sha256 Hashes:
1dd4601705e197fe4528a50a4cca282ea9ffb45249ff5fdb3d538a79dccea157 [1]
96de9b01e7e403388f92696c1f7f14b85e373962824aa248ca144f9314f5ffb3 [2]
c1188f42836fce82819134340b1726fdb1ee3234aaaef1674924602ead39b1ef [3]
846c9403e3059012f44a4b6e6ac77a34aec313e9979ae039f767e79685623e53 [4]
83bbeab07a972de567fe418babb9023f185c6ed2b62d09a241698c7886170876 [5]

Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 4/57)
VirusTotal Report: [2] (detection 4/57)
VirusTotal Report: [3] (detection 4/57)
VirusTotal Report: [4] (detection 4/57)
VirusTotal Report: [5] (detection 4/57)


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...

I was so close to opening it too, thanks!