An email written partly in English and partly in German supposedly from Buhler group with the subject of Bestellung 69376 [ random numbered] pretending to come from email@example.com ( random numbers after david.favella ) with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which downloads either Dridex banking Trojan or Locky ransomware
They use email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment. A very high proportion are being targeted at small and medium size businesses, with the hope of getting a better response than they do from consumers.
Update: I am reliably informed this is Locky ransomware not Dridex banking Trojan
The email looks like:
Date: Wed 16/03/2016 10:03
Attachment: Bestellung Bestellung 69376.zip
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
anbei erhalten Sie unsere Bestellung. Diese ist maschinell erstellt und ist daher ohne Unterschrift gültig.
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
enclosed you receive our order. This order has been created automatically and is valid without signature.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards
i.A Davide Favella Technical Buyer
Kölner Straße 102 – 108
T +49 22 61 40 91 170
F +49 22 61 40 91 62
AG Köln HRB 39596
Geschäftsführer Christian Walter
Als termingerechte Lieferungen gelten alle Wareneingänge, die höchsten 3 Werktage vor und an dem in der Bestellung angegebenen Lieferdatum verbucht werden können.
Alle Wareneingänge, die außerhalb dieses Zeitraums liegen, gelten als nicht termingerecht.
Der Termintreuegrad – positiv und negativ – fließt in die Lieferantenbewertung ein.
Montags bis freitags
7.00 Uhr bis 9.00 Uhr
9.15 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
12.30 Uhr bis 14.45 Uhr
Rücklieferung der Zeichnungen:
Wir möchten darauf hinweisen, dass eine Wareneingangsbuchung nur mit Rücksendung der von Bühler GmbH ausgehändigten Zeichnungen erfolgen kann.
Die Rückgabe der Zeichnungen ist Bestandteil unserer Bestellung.
This e-mail (including any attachments) is confidential, may be legally privileged and is designated exclusively for the intended recipient. Access by any other person is not authorised. Any disclosure of this e-mail or of names of persons mentioned therein as well as any storing, copying, distribution and dissemination is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please immediately delete this e-mail and notify the sender by phone or by e-mail.
These malicious attachments normally have a password stealing component, with the aim of stealing your bank, PayPal or other financial details along with 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. A very high proportion are Ransomware versions that encrypt your files and demand money ( about £350/$400) to recover the files.
All the alleged senders, companies, names of employees, amounts, reference numbers and phone numbers mentioned in the emails are all innocent and are just picked at random. Some of these companies will exist and some won’t. Don’t try to respond by phone or email, all you will do is end up with an innocent person or company who have had their details spoofed and picked at random from a long list that the bad guys have previously found. The bad guys choose companies, Government departments and organisations with subjects that are designed to entice you or alarm you into blindly opening the attachment or clicking the link in the email to see what is happening.
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.
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16 March 2016 : Bestellung Bestellung 69376.zip: Extracts to: BOY8641744807.js Current Virus total detections: MALWR shows a download of Locky ransomware from http://vital4age.eu/v4v5g45hg.exe ( VirusTotal)
Previous campaigns over the last few weeks have delivered 5 or 6 and quite often up to 10 or 12 different versions, . There are frequently 5 or 6 download locations sometimes delivering the exactly same malware from all locations and sometimes slightly different malware versions. Dridex /Locky / Teslacrypt does update at frequent intervals during the day, sometimes as quickly as every hour,so you might get a different version of these nasty Ransomware or Banking password stealer Trojans.
This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a DOC or other normal file instead of the .exe/JS file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected.
Be very careful with email attachments. 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.
The basic rule is NEVER open any attachment to an email, unless you are expecting it. Now that is very easy to say but quite hard to put into practice, because we all get emails with files attached to them. Our friends and family love to send us pictures of them doing silly things, or even cute pictures of the children or pets.
Never just blindly click on the file in your email program. Always save the file to your downloads folder, so you can check it first. Most ( if not all) malicious files that are attached to emails will have a faked extension. That is the 3 letters at the end of the file name. Unfortunately windows by default hides the file extensions so you need to Set your folder options to “show known file types. Then when you unzip the zip file that is supposed to contain the pictures of “Sally’s dog catching a ball” or a report in word document format that work has supposedly sent you to finish working on at the weekend, or an invoice or order confirmation from some company, you can easily see if it is a picture or document & not a malicious program.
If you see .JS or .EXE or .COM or .PIF or .SCR at the end of the file name DO NOT click on it or try to open it, it will infect you.
While the malicious program is inside the zip file, it cannot harm you or automatically run. When it is just sitting unzipped in your downloads folder it won’t infect you, provided you don’t click it to run it. Just delete the zip and any extracted file and everything will be OK. You can always run a scan with your antivirus to be sure. There are some zip files that can be configured by the bad guys to automatically run the malware file when you double click the zip to extract the file. If you right click any suspicious zip file received, and select extract here or extract to folder ( after saving the zip to a folder on the computer) that risk is virtually eliminated. Never attempt to open a zip directly from your email, that is a guaranteed way to get infected. The best way is to just delete the unexpected zip and not risk any infection.