Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Sharon Samuels Invoice No. 81688


Sharon Samuels Invoice No. 81688 macro malware.


From: "Sharon Samuels" {}
Subject: Invoice No. 81688

Message Body:

  Good morning

Please find attached your latest invoice, for your attention.

Please be advised that your goods have been despatched for delivery.



Calendars and Diaries of Bristol Limited
Hope Road

United Kingdom

Attachment filename(s):


Sha256 Hashes:

3022caeffabdcbcd6d7d84ad24a1b7f17aedfffe3c743751dc88445c07566852 [1]
54a00046f9841e947c3a146c240923563408f70bb5958dd091eeaddf3adf1635 [2]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

VirusTotal Report: [1] (detection 4/55)
VirusTotal Report: [2] (detection 4/55)

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.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got one today in my email, so how do you remove this if the attachment was opened intentionally without further knowledge that it's a malware??