Monday, 25 January 2016

Direct Debit Mandate from HPscanner macro malware

Description:


Direct Debit Mandate from HPscanner macro malware

Headers:


Subject: Direct Debit Mandate from MERCER RESOURCES PLC

Message Body:

Good morning

Please attached Direct Debit Mandate from MERCER RESOURCES PLC;
complete, sign and scan return at your earliest convenience.


Kind regards,

Elise Burke
TEAM SUPPORT
MERCER RESOURCES PLC
t. 01754 660 271
f. 0868 400 3263

Attachment filename(s):


HPscanner523BD@sabanet.ir_147039.doc


Sha256 Hashes:


1535fe867d5ddf44fd66313125158917a78926131c9875e4a1a15f7a391f6e18 [1]
214bf2375880d6f73f0b8f5988737f536ad19c1d201a35bea8e8ce42f8bf86bb
3f6ea28afc16479c7024abe87d55f25493c34622693cc04b5d06cb71db23297b
a1a751102b3b47e478d36fffa786397eaaf3f3b9fe5518ab9d26ad59f71267a5
e770c69c7970bd96c469d56a50467dd38ec03b167fd6df5f1706f8620c47c86b

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

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

Sanesecurity Signature detection:

phish.ndb: Sanesecurity.Malware.25962.XmlHeurGen

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

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