Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Completion Of Request For ACH CashPro – Fake PDF Malware


Bank of America Merrill Lynch Completion of request for ACH CashPro is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment.

Almost all of these have a password stealing component, with the aim of stealing your email or FTP ( web space) log in credentials. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your facebook and other social network log in details.

Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.

You have received a secure message from Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Read your secure message by opening the attachment, securedoc.html. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, contact the sender directly.

First time users – will need to register after opening the attachment.

Help –

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Completion of request for ACH CashPro

17 March 2021 (12kb) Extracts to securedoc.exe Current Virus total detections: 2/49 MALWR Auto Analysis:

This Bank of America Merrill Lynch Completion of request for ACH CashPro is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected.

All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email. Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day.

Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.

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