From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 12:10 PM
Subject: DoT Payment Receipt
[Automated message. Do not reply]
Thank you for your payment. It is important that you print this receipt and record the receipt number as proof of your payment. You may be asked to provide your receipt details should you have an enquiry regarding this payment.
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I haven't seen this myself, but some contacts (thank you!) have. Attached is a file PaymentReceipt.xls which comes in several different versions, the sample I saw contained this malicious macro and had a VirusTotal detection rate of 5/54. According to my sources, the different versions download a malicious binary from one of the following:
This binary has a detection rate of 3/53 and that VirusTotal report and this Malwr report indicates malicious traffic to:
18.104.22.168 (Ministry Of Education, Thailand)
22.214.171.124 (Hetzner, Germany)
126.96.36.199 (Agava, Ltd)
188.8.131.52 (Post And Telecom Company, Vietnam)
The payload is the Dridex banking trojan.