Tuesday, 25 August 2015

david@ellesmere.engineering Visa Card Aug 2015 Visa Card Aug 2015.docm

david@ellesmere.engineering Visa Card Aug 2015 Visa Card Aug 2015.docm 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.

From: {david@ellesmere.engineering}
Subject: Visa Card Aug 2015
Message Body:
Visa Card payments this month

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Visa Card Aug 2015.docm
Sha256 Hashes:
863f21308fd95060d7c02a1037290f8249c3ea456ecf6991dc16c46b83919cf5 [1]
c4cd9f25dab7cd647dc1fffa052897fae747ad9b9144f056ce5af3e52b456862 [2]
9d7f5f07fe16900b082bf5f38ef5f900de12bced7147ba60fa2775f4f6b22b80 [3]
b4caa2ddeb11d065c7c19f9a9578ff7ed739364657ae46fe4b2b587994748f17 [4]
94900a62b812f9254341b461d6f29da953e3552180b4c74c26238049ae3bac91 [5]

Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 7/57)
VirusTotal Report: [2] (detection 7/57)
VirusTotal Report: [3] (detection 7/57)
VirusTotal Report: [4] (detection 7/57)
VirusTotal Report: [5] (detection 7/57)


The current round of Word/Excel/XML/Docm 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:

Unknown said...


Firstly Apologies for and problems caused.

I currently Work for the company in question. We are a HVCA Company based in Manchester and became aware of this problem this morning.

We have been inundated with phone calls warning us about this problem, coming from as far away as France & Sweden.

We are running Kaspersky Small Office across all PC's and Servers and all Machines are reported as clean.

The Email Address david@ellesmere.engineering has been bombarded with "Bounce Backs" to the tune of 20,500, and blocked the Server of our Email Provider.

Any ideas on how to block this would be appreciated and also and ideas how to stop it recurring in the future.