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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Malware spam: "Past Due 04 13 2016 - ADVANCED ONCOTHERAPY PLC"

This fake financial email comes with a malicious attachment:
From:    Tran
Reply-To:    Tran, Reuben - ADVANCED ONCOTHERAPY PLC [TranReuben1322@telecom.kz]
Date:    13 April 2016 at 16:24
Subject:    Past Due 04 13 2016 - ADVANCED ONCOTHERAPY PLC

Good morning,

Please advise status on these

If shipped, please send invoice & tracking

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I have only seen a single copy of this, it is likely that the company name will vary from email to email. The attachment due #46691848.doc has a VirusTotal detection rate of 5/56. According to this Malwr report it downloads a file from:


Right at the moment this is just a copy of the Windows Calculator and is harmless, but the payload could be switched later to something more malicious, probably Locky ransomware or the Dridex banking trojan.

1 comment:

PC.Tech said...

- https://malwr.com/analysis/ZmM0ZThlZjg2M2I3NDRlZmI1YmVlNzY3NzdhZjY1ZTg/
Hosts https://www.virustotal.com/en/ip-address/
>> https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/657b9fdee11240b9cf91855b1572a9c623e626c17bbb98b832516962e9c8a820/analysis/