Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Invoice / Credit Note Express Newspapers (S174900) georgina.kyriacoumilner


Invoice / Credit Note Express Newspapers (S174900) georgina.kyriacoumilner macro malware


From: {}Subject: Invoice / Credit Note Express Newspapers (S174900)

Message Body:

Please find attached Invoice(s) / Credit Note(s) from Express Newspapers.

If you have any queries with it, or to request that future documents get sent to a different email address for processing, please contact: or telephone 020 8612 7149.

N.B. Please do not reply to this email address as it is not checked.

Kind Regards,

Express Newspapers
Finance Dept - 4th Floor,The Northern & Shell Building
Number 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6EN

Attachment filename(s):


Sha256 Hashes:

d2dcf74e80d9318b6288810492a3ab5f46dab484ab5b5010444ee9f4e332d98f [1]
e0737d9405afe1f3b7158a82f2ff72086889693ad04d5cca2691b1b64b5cf7e1 [2]
cd2d4f9df7bb98d6d30c9b302b5e2e0089d838c45f68dfa0bed0e4b7c98245b3 [3]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

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

Sanesecurity Signature detection:


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.


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