Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Bruce Sharpe Aline Payment Request macro malware


Bruce Sharpe Aline Payment Request macro malware.


From: Bruce Sharpe {}
Subject: Aline Payment Request

Message Body:

Dear Sir/Madam,
Overdue Alert
Our records show that your current balance with us is �2795.50 of which �2795.50 is still overdue.
Your urgent attention and earliest remittance of this amount would be appreciated.
We value your business and we would like to resolves any issues as quickly as possible. I am personally available on (02) 8508 4900 or
Bruce Sharpe - Accounts Receivable
PO Box 694 Engadine NSW 2233 P. 02 9544 9999 F. 02 9544 8599 E.

Attachment filename(s):


Sha256 Hashes:

7bb705701ae73d377f6091515a140f0af57703719a67da9a60fad4544092ee6c [1]
e743c6e7749ab1046a2beea8733d7c8386ea60b43492bb4f0769ced6a2cee66d [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.Wsc.New

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...

Thanks. received one and found this blog.

Anonymous said...

Same here - I received one of these emails today and reported it to our IT department as scam. I had the same exact amounts of 2795.50 listed.

Anonymous said...

Hello - I received the same email this morning. I have reported it to our IT security department as a suspicious email. I had the same exact amount of 2795.5 in the email.

Anonymous said...

Thanks... I received the same email today.

elvis lives said...

thanks for warning - just received the same email