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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Companies House "Case 4620571" spam

This fake Companies House spam has a malicious attachment:

Date:      Wed, 6 Aug 2014 19:45:59 +0700 [08:45:59 EDT]
From:      Companies House [WebFiling@companieshouse.gov.uk]
Subject:      RE: Case 4620571

The submission number is: 4620571

For more details please check attached file.

Please quote this number in any communications with Companies House.

All Web Filed documents are available to view / download for 10 days after their
original submission. However it is not possible to view copies of accounts that
were downloaded as templates.

Companies House Executive Agency may use information it holds to prevent
and detect fraud. We may also share such information, for the same purpose,
with other Organizations that handle public funds.

If you have any queries please contact the Companies House Contact Centre
on +44 (0)303 1234 500 or email enquiries@companies-house.gov.uK

Note: This email was sent from a notification-only email address which cannot
accept incoming email. Please do not reply directly to this message.

Companies House
4 Abbey Orchard Street
Tel +44 (0)303 1234 500 
Attached is a file Case_4620571.zip which in turn contains a malicious executable Case_4620571.scr which has a VirusTotal detection rate of 11/53. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] show that the malware reaches out to the following locations which are good candidates for blocking:

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