Monday, 23 November 2015

UKMail 988271023 tracking information malware 988271023-PRCL.doc

Description:


UKMail 988271023 tracking information 988271023-PRCL.doc macro malware.

Headers:

From: no-reply@ukmail.com
Subject: UKMail 988271023 tracking information

Message Body:

UKMail Info!
Your parcel has not been delivered to your address November 23, 2015, because nobody was at home.
Please view the information about your parcel, print it and go to the post office to receive your package.

Warranties
UKMail expressly disclaims all conditions, guarantees and warranties, express or implied, in respect of the Service.
Where the law prevents such exclusion and implies conditions and warranties into this contract,
where legally permissible the liability of UKMail for breach of such condition,
guarantee or warranty is limited at the option of UKMail to either supplying the Service again or paying the cost of having the service supplied again.
If you don't receive a package within 30 working days UKMail will charge you for it's keeping.
You can find any information about the procedure and conditions of parcel keeping in the nearest post office.

Best regards,
UKMail

Attachment filename(s):

988271023-PRCL.doc

Sha256 Hashes:

6603200a923e20ed9e2775eabbb518d6e33d0ccf3dfc4c2d409e259e2fcd41b4 [1]
8e2d48a763b0fdfa61a2af12b69a6babe859c4c6347211c6e43f52b5236a914e [2]


Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

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



Cheers,
Steve

5 comments:

karen ivey said...

Also had this email today wasn't expecting anything so didn't open it. Looked very professional and can imagine at this time of the year people may be expecting parcels and may open it!

Peter Merrick said...

Obviously malware as they normally drop a note through the door rather than emailing you, that's if you've actually ordered something!

Anonymous said...

Afraid I DID open ythe attachment and enabled macros because I was actually waiting for a royal mail delivery today. I am on a MAC but should I alert my bank and change all my passwords. I am running an ESET scan?

Anonymous said...

I was surprised to also get this email (twice, to two different emails). Both had the same tracking number as reported here. Surprised because I was in, and had taken delivery of a package from UKMail 2 or 3 hours earlier. I also got a genuine email from UKMail with an estimated delivery time. These spam emails do not look anything like the real thing - but that won't help anyone who hasn't seen a real UKMail email. (The real email has the company logo at the top, and 3 logos along the bottom, and usual email disclaimer text below that).

Initially I was suspicious that either the sender or UKMail had compromised IT systems. But now think it was just co-incidence.

Anonymous said...

I was immediately suspicious of the poor grammar and syntax errors, which would not have been present in a professional communication.