Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tracey Smith Card Receipt AquAid macro malware


Tracey Smith Card Receipt AquAid macro malware.


From: "Tracey Smith" {tracey.smith@aquaid.co.uk}
Subject: Card Receipt
Message Body:


Please find attached receipt of payment made to us today


Tracey Smith| Branch Administrator
AquAid | Birmingham & Midlands Central
Unit 35 Kelvin Way Trading Estate | West Bromwich | B70 7TP
Telephone:        0121 525 4533
Fax:                  0121 525 3502
Mobile:              07795328895
Email:               tracey.smith@aquaid.co.uk

Attachment filename(s):

CAR014 151238.doc

Sha256 Hashes:

2e477962b4d2f68c508c9f4fb557d6043aed7e523e74d98993dca34d82a6579a [1]
dec8babe98f74c83f9e3c903f2d8d76cfd23c7835b2d1c98265a4bef2e7ea334 [2]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

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

Sanesecurity Signature detection:

badmacro.ndb: Sanesecurity.Badmacro.Wsc.New.

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...

There is also a version of the CAR014 151238.doc file with a SHA256 of 5d99f4ee9f0361476a3786d611ee066d16f515b913a76e4fc70b2c9da81a9951 which downloads a cryptolocker virus that encrypts all files and points to info@cryptedfiles.biz in the filename.