Wednesday, 28 October 2015

eFax message from " - HylaFa" - 1 page(s), Caller-ID: 031207944200

eFax message from " - HylaFa" - 1 page(s), Caller-ID: 031207944200 FAX_20151028_1445421437_89.doc 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 and they normally have faked email headers/addresses.

It's not advised to ring them as there won't really be anything they can do to help you.

From: "eFax"
Subject: eFax message from " - HylaFa" - 1 page(s), Caller-ID: 031207944200
Message Body:
Fax Message [Caller-ID: 031207944200]
You have received a 1 page fax at 2015-10-28 08:57:17 GMT.
* The reference number for this fax is lon1_did14-1445421403-1407880525-89.
View this fax using your Microsoft Word.
Please visit if you have any questions regarding this message or your service.
Thank you for using the eFax service!
Sha256 Hashes:
246ec2f4cdf0e18dc874644a09c369232ec70821a4b11a40dd7c133afb2ad70d [1]
2c2a2e955767384df23fce53a7b5a07b5cf968bbd39d2d8c086d527d448e3bbe [2]
92f733da9ba440f0632b495a32742d47a5cb296f49127f210e14de412e371bf8 [3]
Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 4/56)
VirusTotal Report: [3] (detection 4/56)

Sanesecurity sigs (phish.ndb) detected this as:

Sanesecurity sigs (badmacro.ndb) detected this as:
The current round of Word/Excel/XML/Docm attachments are targeted at Windows users.

Apple and Android mobiles/tablets can open these attachments and may even manage to run the macro embedded inside the attachment but they will be safe

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.

These word/excel attachments try to download either...

... both of which are 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))



Peter said...

Just rec/d this email did not open fax looked suspicious Googled it read your post thanks for the info.

Jaimes said...

Got this one this morning as well. Didn't think it was legit, but it's good to have the confirmation on that. Thanks for the information!

Anonymous said...

I received the same fax message with an attachment named "FAX_20151028_1445421437_89.doc" today by e-mail. And I have scanned that Word document on Here is the results:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

One of our users received this exact email also, came across this which confirmed my suspicions it was not legit, thanks!

GeeGee said...

Great to have confirmation, keep up the good work!