Harrison George unpaid invoice Wakefield and District Housing firstname.lastname@example.org emails with an attached word document containing a macro.
These emails aren't from these companies at all , they are just being used to make the email look more genuine, ie. from a real company.
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.
From: Harrison George
Subject: Re: unpaid invoice # CMGOBMK870CMGOBMK317 from January
Good Day accounts@
Here you will find the proforma attached https://wdh.co.uk/user?target=F0C.
Please effect immediate payment for the unpaid invoices # CMGOBMK870CMGOBMK317 as you already have a 23,876.02 eur debt for January.
All info is included in the proforma.
Regards, Harrison George
Wakefield and District Housing Merefield House, Whistler Drive, Castleford WF10 5HX, United Kingdom
Direct Phone: +44 345 850 7507
Personal E-Mail: email@example.com
Please send your replies to our company´s email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Malware Virus Scanner Reports:
The current round of Word/Excel/XML 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.