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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

HSBC "Unable to process your most recent Payment" spam

This convincing looking bank spam comes with a malicious PDF attachment:

From:     HSBC.co.uk [service@hsbc.co.uk]
Date:     18 June 2014 12:33
Subject:     Unable to process your most recent Payment


You have a new e-Message from HSBC.co.uk

This e-mail has been sent to you to inform you that we were unable to process your most recent payment.

Please check attached file for more detailed information on this transaction.

Pay To Account Number:   **********91
Due Date: 18/06/2014
Amount Due: £ 876.69

IMPORTANT: The actual delivery date may vary from the Delivery by date estimate. Please make sure that there are sufficient available funds in your account to cover your payment
beginning a few days before Delivery By date estimate and keep such funds available until the payment is deducted from your account.

If we fail to process a payment in accordance with your properly completed instructions, we will reimburse you any late-payment-related fees.

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Attached is a malicious PDF file HSBC_Payment_9854711.pdf which has a VirusTotal detection rate of just 6/53. The Malwr report does not add much but can be found here.

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