Monday, 12 October 2015

Water Services Invoice 12 October 2015 Invoice Summary.doc

Water Services Invoice 12 October 2015 Invoice Summary.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.

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

Subject: Water Services Invoice
Message Body:
Good Morning,

I hope you are well.

Please find attached the water services invoice summary for the billing period of 12 September 2015 to 12 October 2015.

If you would like any more help, or information, please contact me on 0345 0726077. Our office is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. I will be happy to help you. Alternatively you can email me at

Kind regards


Melissa Lears
Billing Specialist
Business Retail
United Utilities Scotland
T: 0345 0726077 (26816)

12 October 2015 Invoice Summary.doc
Sha256 Hashes:
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7a9b4cafd7ff1eedfacbc93f57f10cf682812ab8991735375893fd12ad341e21 [2]
7957d58b1617840d15fa2dafcc1ba32204dab6cf4db63d64b218922dafcc4d22 [3]
197e232d7ac421d5c9832efcf722ed4724bdbebeefcf5e6f920ccbd3c972dc5f [4]
398951d479e387056d957e5b99a61137ac4a82e0f9d60e54f647757bc1b10c3d [5]
Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 7/56)
VirusTotal Report: [2] (detection 7/56)
VirusTotal Report: [3] (detection 7/56)
VirusTotal Report: [4] (detection 7/56)
VirusTotal Report: [5] (detection 7/56)

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 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))



Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting - that's just what I wondered - wasn't picked up by Avast

Anonymous said...

Have just received the above email, so many thanks for the advice.

Ros Houldsworth said...

Thanks for this, Steve. Very informative. My daughter got one of these which she tried to open from her Apple iPhone. As a bit of a technological dinosaur, can you tell me if she is still safe to use her online banking and Facebook etc? She didn't open the document fully as it was taking too long and she closed the app, but we're a wee bit worried that she's "caught" something that'll steal her details. Can you advise further?