Monday, 7 December 2015

Payment Advice For Vendor0000113915 macro malware.


Payment Advice For Vendor0000113915 macro malware.


From: {}
Subject: Payment Advice For Vendor0000113915
Message Body:

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Accounts Payable team, are pleased to announce we can now e-mail your remittance advice.

Please find attached a remittance advice for a payment you will receive in the next 2 working days.

If this is not the preferred email address you wish to receive remittance advises, please could you
email quoting your vendor number (found on remittance
attached) and details of your preferred email address so we can update our records.

Please Note
Remittances sent from LB Richmond Remittance will include payments made on behalf of:
Achieving for Children
LBRuT Local Authority
LBRuT Pension Fund
SW Middlesex Crematorium Board

If you have received this message in error you must not print, copy, use or disclose the contents, but must delete it from your system and inform the sender of the error. You should be aware that all emails received and sent by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames may be stored or monitored, or disclosed to authorised third parties, in accordance with relevant legislation.

Attachment filename(s):

Payment Advice For Vendor0000113915.DOC

Sha256 Hashes:

557dfab57c2fc5b29977910a09a366cd4471a5414171570ff720d569f3b9532f [1]
654223c0502a7b3d5a83308496b6477d1106953f129f5c76d7b2bb35ad00963f [2]
c986e9050167cb065a3aca5db5ffad81a582236e5fc5f2b28cbacd13c8e25c18 [3]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 7/55)
VirusTotal Report: [2] (detection 7/55)
VirusTotal Report: [3] (detection 7/55)

Sanesecurity Signature detection:

badmacro.ndb: Sanesecurity.Badmacro.Doc.xmlht2

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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