Thursday, 3 December 2015

Holly Humphreys Invoice from DATANET the Private Cloud Solutions Company macro malware


Holly Humphreys Invoice from DATANET the Private Cloud Solutions Company macro malware.


From: Holly Humphreys {}
Subject: Invoice from DATANET the Private Cloud Solutions Company
Message Body:

Dear Accounts Dept  :

Your invoice is attached, thank you for your business.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


01252 810010 Accounts Support from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
01252 813396 Technical Support from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday

Please reply to
 Holly Humphreys
Datanet - Hosting & Connectivity
T: 01252 810010
F: 01252 813391
S: 01252 813396 - Normal Support: 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, Critical Break Fix Support: 24x7

Attachment filename(s):


Sha256 Hashes:

b6aec60340d848714df78289f6734d4b3d877dacaea7e70e78bed0ccd4b8b4e7 [1]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

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

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.



Unknown said...

I've received the same. Thanks for the info.

Unknown said...

just got mine

Anonymous said...

I have just received this one. Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

Just got one too.

Anonymous said...

Mine arrived 10:56 GMT. thanks for info

Colin said...

Thank you. I also received exactly the same email this morning from same person, so this has put my mind at rest. Thankfully anti-virus software prevented me opening the attachment.

Anonymous said...

We received 322 of them. All blocked, thanks to Kaspersky.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post! I received this one today and almost opened the attachment because it looked legit.