Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Abcam Despatch [CCE5303255] macro malware

Description:


Abcam Despatch [CCE5303255] macro malware.

Headers:

From: orders@abcam.com
Subject: Abcam Despatch [CCE5303255]

Message Body:

Dear customer
The confirmation invoice for order 1366976 is attached.

Please let me know if you need any other paperwork.



Best regards,
Nimisha

Nimisha Patel
Marketing Assistant
Abcam plc
www.abcam.com
Attachment filename(s):

invoice_1366976_08-01-13.xls

Sha256 Hashes:

8f2ad887047b224900e7cfe4527d907d47b50d64fe507c95a031c6ee3ee58d81 [1]


Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection ?/55)

Sanesecurity Signature detection:


badmacro.ndb: Sanesecurity.Badmacro.XlsM.003

Important notes:

Am I Safe?

The current round of Word/Excel/XML/Docm attachments are targeted at Windows and Microsoft Office users.

Apple (Mac/iPhone/iPad), Android and Blackberry mobiles/tablets that open these attachments will be safe.LibreOffice and OpenOffice users should also be safe but do not enable macros if asked to by the
attached file.


If you have Macros disabled  in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, you should be safe but again,
do not enable macros if asked to by the attached file.

However, if you are an  (Mac/iPhone/iPad), Android and Blackberry mobiles/tablet user.. and forward the message to a Windows user, you will then put them at risk of opening the attachment and auto-downloading the malware.

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

    Dridex banking trojan,
    Shifu banking trojan

... both of which are designed to steal login information regarding your bank accounts either by
key logging, taking screen shots or copying information directly from your clipboard (copy/paste)


It's also worth remembering that the company itself  may not have any knowledge of this faked email and any link(s) or attachment in the email normally won't have come from their servers or IT systems but from an external bot net.

These bot-net emails normally have faked email headers/addresses.

It's not advised to ring/email the the company themselves, as there won't really be anything they can do to help you or to stop the emails being spread.



Cheers,
Steve

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