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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Malware spam: "Australian Taxation Office [noreply@ato.gov.au]" / "eFax message - 2 page(s)"

Apparently the Australian Taxation Office thinks I have a fax.. or perhaps it is something more sinister?

From:    Australian Taxation Office [noreply@ato.gov.au]
Date:    19 May 2015 at 12:48
Subject:    eFax message - 2 page(s)

Fax Message [Caller-ID: 408-342-0521]
You have received a 2 pages fax at 2015-05-19 08:18:16 AM EST.

* The reference number for this fax is

View this fax using your PDF reader.

Please visit www.eFax.com/en/efax/twa/page/help if you have any questions regarding this message or your service.
Thank you for using the eFax service!

Predictably, the link leads to a malicious download (this time at storage-ec2-24.sharefile.com) named Fax_00491175.zip and containing in turn a malicious executable Fax_00491175.scr.

This executable has a detection rate of 5/57. Automated analysis tools [1] [2] [3] shows that it downloads a further component from:


In turn, this has a detection rate of 4/57 and the Hybrid Analysis report indicates that it tries to communicate with (AgaNet Agata Goleniewska, Poland).

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