Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Barnett, Paul Copy Statement Statement client 0091293(1).xls


Barnett, Paul Copy Statement Paul.Barnett Statement client 0091293(1).xls macro malware.


From: "Barnett, Paul" {}
Subject: Copy Statement

Message Body:

Please see the attached current credit balance a statement will be forwarded to you shortly by post.



Paul Barnett      
Credit Agent

0208 781 2891 (Direct)
0208 781 2840 (Group)
0208 781 2913 (Fax)

Bausch + Lomb
106 London Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey, KT2 6TN
Attachment filename(s):

Statement client 0091293(1).xls

Sha256 Hashes:

0104095e423c64debaa7dd7a1f59eb67f3696ed4c70916d4eb2a3b4528f728ad [1]
2bb74ef91de85fe9d5166422e9e4b7d31b6a14c5721e8190cbba88ee25471eac [2]
2e9cbaa7af5c494a9feaca66ebdddaf6fd99016f6aa6e51cc15e37ed542de043 [3]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 4/55)
VirusTotal Report: [2] (detection 4/55)
VirusTotal Report: [3] (detection 4/55)

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.



Anonymous said...

Hi All,

I am from the IT department of Bausch + Lomb and we are aware of this and are looking into this as quickly as we can.
This email address does not exist on our system so we are unsure as to where it is coming from at this time and all we can say is to NOT open the attachment and please delete it on arrival.

Thanks and sorry for all the inconvenience.

Anonymous said...

Please note there are quite a number of these types circulating around with different headings or name tags. If you receive an Excel spreadsheet please do not open. Just junk it.

Anonymous said...

Please note that there are numerous variations of these messages circulating with different headers and tags. If you receive one of them do not open it. Just junk it. Rule number one if you don't know him/her don't trust it.

Anonymous said...

Bausch + Lomb IT department,

It's coming from a botnet:
Received: from
( []

You need to setup SPF records for your domain.