Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Avril Sparrowhawk CWIH8974 PAYMENT RECEIVED


Avril Sparrowhawk  CWIH8974 PAYMENT RECEIVED macro malware.


From: Avril Sparrowhawk {}

Message Body:

Good afternoon

Thanks very much for your payment we recently from you, however there was a missed invoice.  Can you just confirm this will be included in the next payment run, or whether there were any queries with this particular invoice?

I have attached the invoice for your reference.

Kind regards

Avril Sparrowhawk
Credit Controller
Les Caves De Pyrene
Pew Corner
Old Portsmouth Road

' +44 (0)1483 554784
6 +44  (0)1483 455068

Attachment filename(s):


Sha256 Hashes:

c743ee47509c409a4e5aeea6c47d28a1bd81feefaf25de66c1f38465e8514a6b [1]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 6/55)

Sanesecurity Signature detection:

badmacro.ndb: Sanesecurity.Badmacro.Doc.CreObj

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.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just received that email too. The company is now aware of that malware as they posted a comment on their website advisng people not to open the attached file.