An email with the subject of Bill Copy pretending to come from Jaypee <firstname.lastname@example.org> with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which is supposed to contain malware. All copies that I have received have had a corrupt attachment that can’t be opened
Update: I have been informed of another overnight run of this that did deliver Locky ransomware although I have not received any copies
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.
One of the emails looks like:
From: Jaypee <email@example.com>
Date: Thu 05/05/2016 15:57
Subject: Bill Copy
Please find the attached file of bill copy and send us Form 600
No of Boxes :1
Parcel send through -VRL Freight Paid
PRATAP ASHER JAYPEE GENERAL AGENCIES, Asher Campus, 1/1048 – B, Kanakalaya Bank Bus Stop,
Kannur Road, Westhill P.O., Calicut – 673005, Kerala.
Ph: 0495 2381517, 2380307, 09495981483.
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.