I didn’t see any Trickbot targeting the UK directly today but have received this Canadian version later on this afternoon UK time. This example is an email containing the subject of “I have securely shared file(s) with you” pretending to come from KPMG but actually coming from “Jenny.Murfin@kpmg-canada.ca” which is a look-a-like, typo-squatted or other domain that can easily be misidentified, mistaken or confused with the genuine site, with a malicious excel spreadsheet attachment is today’s latest spoof of a well-known company, bank or public authority delivering Trickbot banking Trojan
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From: Jenny Murfin <Jenny.Murfin@kpmg-canada.ca>
Date: Mon 10/09/2018 16:48
Subject: FY18 Q4 Personnel and Direct Costs
Please find attached your Q4 personnel cost and direct costs webfrom, this need to be completed
Please could you update the tabs highlighted yellow within the attached and return to the Finance Reporting mailbox no later 13:00pm WD+7 Tuesday 11th September. Please note this is an absolute deadline to allow us to submit to group.
Within the attached template
Three tabs that relate to personnel costs:
QAC_03GROUP_PERCOST – this is the template that you require to complete
Essbase Retrieve – updated retrieve of all your personnel costs, split between COS, Sales and G&A.
Row 138 to 141 shows a control summary – showing all your numbers in SAP (essbase) – inter co = HFM numbers to be submitted, this is balanced back to the expected number to be submitted on the HFM webform (QAC_03GROUP_PERCOST)
HFM Retrieve – updated retrieve of Inter Co numbers.
Three tabs that relate to direct costs:
HAC_01GROUP_DCOSTNEW – this is the template that you require to complete
Essbase Retrieve – updated retrieve of all your direct costs, split between COS, Sales and G&A.
Row 954 to 957 shows a control summary – showing all your numbers in SAP (essbase) – inter co = HFM numbers to be submitted, this is balanced back to the expected number to be submitted on the HFM webform (HAC_01GROUP_DCOSTNEW)
Please note that the HFM webfrom is linked to the Essbase retrieve all you need to do is enter the balancing number in row 51 on the HAC_01GROUP_DCOSTNEW tab into others in row 45 (again on the HAC_01GROUP_DCOSTNEW). This balancing number relates to inter co costs, which are not required within this analysis and some small differences within the SAP report.
The SAP report ZFIGLOTHC – is currently under review and we hope to have this fully operational by P06 FY19.
HFM Retrieve – updated retrieve of Inter Co numbers.
Any problems please contract KPMG.
Many thanks and kind regards
500, Grande-Allée Est,
+44 161 855 6766
This e-mail, attachments included, is confidential. It is intended solely for the addressees. If you are not an intended recipient, any use, copy or diffusion, even partial of this message is prohibited. Please delete it and notify the sender immediately. Since the integrity of this message cannot be guaranteed on the Internet, SODEXO cannot therefore be considered liable for its content.
Ce message, pieces jointes incluses, est confidentiel. Il est etabli a l’attention exclusive de ses destinataires. Si vous n’etes pas un destinataire, toute utilisation, copie ou diffusion, meme partielle de ce message est interdite. Merci de le detruire et d’en avertir immediatement l’expediteur. L’integrite de ce message ne pouvant etre garantie sur Internet, SODEXO ne peut etre tenu responsable de son contenu.
KPMG has not been hacked or had their email or other servers compromised. They are not sending the emails to you. They are just innocent victims in exactly the same way as every recipient of these emails.
What has happened is that the criminals sending these have registered various domains that look like genuine Company, Bank, Government or message sending services. Normally there is only one newly registered domain that imitate Companies House, HMRC, another Government department,A well known company, a Bank, file hosting service or a message sending service that can easily be confused with the genuine organisation in some way, that are hosted on & sending emails from 4 different servers. Some days however we do see dozens or even hundreds of fake domains.
Today’s example of the spoofed domain is, as usual, registered via Godaddy as registrar. Because of new GDPR rules we cannot easily find the registrants name or any further details.
- kpmg-canada.ca hosted on & sending emails via 188.8.131.52| 184.108.40.206|220.127.116.11|18.104.22.168|
The alternate Download location is http://markroherlaw.com/oma.resaj
The folder for the files & configs is: C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Roaming\sysmsu
All modern versions of word and other office programs, that is 2010, 2013, 2016 and 365, should open all Microsoft office documents that is Word docs, Excel spreadsheet files and PowerPoint etc that are downloaded from the web or received in an email automatically in “protected view” that stops any embedded malware, macros and DDE “exploit /Feature” and embedded ole objects from being displayed and running. Make sure protected view is set in all office programs to protect you and your company from these sorts of attacks and do not over ride it to edit the document. If the protected mode bar appears when opening the document DO NOT follow the advice they give to enable macros or enable editing to see the content. The document will have a warning message, but you will be safe.
Be aware that there are a lot of other dodgy word docs spreading that WILL infect you with no action from you, if you are still using an out dated or vulnerable version of word. This is a good reason to update your office programs to a recent version and stop using office 2003 and 2007. Many of us have continued to use older versions of word and other office programs, because they are convenient, have the functions and settings we are used to and have never seen a need to update to the latest super-duper version.
The risks in using older version are now seriously outweighing the convenience, benefits and cost of keeping an old version going.
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. Also please read our post about word macro malware and how to avoid being infected by them
I strongly urge you to update your office software to the latest version and stop putting yourself at risk, using old out of date software.
Email from: Jenny.Murfin@kpmg-canada.ca