Friday, 23 January 2015

2014 Tax payment issue word malware

2014 Tax payment issue word malware being spammed out from random addresses with a word attachment, containing Macros.
These emails aren't from the various companies at all, they just being used to make the email look more genuine, ie. from a real company.
Note
It's also worth remembering that the company itself  may not have any knowledge of this email and it's link(s) or attachment as it won't have come from their servers and IT systems but from an external bot net.

It's not advised to ring them as there won't really be anything they can do to help you.

Message Header:

Subject: 2014 Tax payment issue
Message Body:
Attention: Manager

This is to inform you that your legal address was filled incorrectly =
while completing the last tax form application for 2014 year.
In order to avoid penalty fees during the next tax period please contact =
our expert as soon as you check the payment details (the DOC invoice =
attached below).

Regards
Benson
Tax Inspector
 Attachment:

TAX_786264SXC.doc
Md5 Hashes:
386d59bd732ff3a035ce1ab453969eeb [1]
a0195d48b7313123803d181aa523c520 [2]

Malware Macro document information:

VirusTotal Report [1] (hits 0/57 Virus Scanners)

VirusTotal Report [2] (hits 0/57 Virus Scanners)



Sanesecurity signatures are blocking this as:

Sanesecurity.Malware.24676.DocHeur

NOTE

The current round of Word and Excel attachments are targeted at Windows users.

Apple and Android software can open these attachments and may even manage to run the macro embedded inside the attachment.

The auto-download file is normally a windows executable and so will not currently run on  any operating system, apart from Windows.

However, if you are an Apple/Android user and forward the message to a Windows user, you will them put them at risk of opening the attachment and auto-downloading the malware.

Currently these attachments try to auto-download Dridex, which is designed to

steal login information regarding your bank accounts (either by key logging, taking auto-screens hots or copying information from your clipboard (copy/paste))

Cheers,
Steve

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