Friday, 15 January 2016

Reservation Confirmation Number79501 draytonmanorhotel


Reservation Confirmation Number79501 draytonmanorhotel macro malware


From: {}
Subject: Reservation Confirmation Number79501

Message Body:

We are pleased to confirm the attached booking at Drayton Manor Hotel.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look
forward to welcoming you to Drayton Manor Hotel.

Kind Regards

Harry Ashbolt

Attachment filename(s):


Sha256 Hashes:

d4a635831c3e144e20945817d65f6aaef1c6eb7de68ce1cf2da005e14bfc92fb [1]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 0/55)

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.



Steve C said...

just received this email.
thanks for the warning.

Anonymous said...

Same, just googled it and found your post. Thanks for the information. Brett, Manchester

Anonymous said...

Anyone told Drayton Manor Hotel?

Anonymous said...

Yes I have 2 reservations apparently

Anonymous said...

I also got this email. thanks for the warning

Anonymous said...

I have one as well

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I got one this morning.

VV said...

Received this email as well. Glad I googled for an immediate answer. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to stop these emails? That would be really helpful

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, I just got this today and was going to call the hotel. I didn't dare open the attachment!

Anonymous said...

The correct VirusTotal link:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this - opened the attachment but the program was not recognised so could go no further - will this mean I have been infected though. If so any advice as to what to do from here?