Monday, 11 January 2016

We are processing your PC WORLD order (PCW1521248708)

Description:

PC World We are processing your PC WORLD order (PCW1521248708) macro malware.

Headers:


From: PC World

Subject: We are processing your PC WORLD order (PCW1521248708)

Message Body:

Dear Customer
We are now preparing your PC World order for delivery..
Your order number: PCW1521248708
Standard delivery (expect delivery by Friday 13 February 2015)
Small item(s)
  Quantity Product code Product price Total
HP - Pavilion 23-p030na 23" Touchscreen All-in-One PC 1 104464 £ 689.99 £ 689.99

  Cost of products and services £ 689.99
  Cost of delivery Free
  Total cost £ 689.99
  VAT (included) £ 115.00
What happens next?
Your Pavilion 23-p030na 23" Touchscreen All-in-One PC will be prepared for dispatch and a further email will be sent when we have your product tracking number (if applicable).
A courier will be delivering this item.
If you would like us to recycle your old product please take it to your local Currys or PC World store �?? PCWorld store locator link.
If you have any questions you can either ask online or call us on 0344 561 0000 (we�??re open for calls Mon-Fri 8am �?? 8pm, Sat 8am �?? 6pm and Sun 9am �??6pm).
Attachment filename(s):

102836144.doc

Sha256 Hashes:


8900d3d4a9030ec4abb03696b067cd28400a028f15f3b42c306e5accfb94b0a4 [1]
a208c38569290d0fd6acc1224aaefe98a1cefcda28c8f2dd761d76629c32eee7 [2]
a56c227a22d7075ab06265ee9fbf59b52de348593c604a1570466e3097785e81 [3]
dfaac7cd780ab2ec6a3631ee138adf530cafdbfdaea4ed09afec4b7cb474cda1 [4]
f43e3133452b596ce23309a77c9fafa433c75e847ca54fe4dcee1a2f6754119a [5]

Malware Virus Scanner Report(s):

VirusTotal Report: [2] (detection 2/54)

Sanesecurity Signature detection:

badmacro.ndb: Sanesecurity.Badmacro.Lng.009

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.



Cheers,
Steve

2 comments:

VersaMan said...

just had it - blocked and straight into the junk file

Anonymous said...

Just had one of these. Your article has been very reassuring - thank you!