Fake Amazon Marketplace invoice emails deliver ransomware via Necurs botnet

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The Necurs botnet has changed again today and appears to be delivering yet another ransomware version. I think today’s malware is some sort of  ransomware but I am not 100% sure. I am seeing mixed results whether it is ransomware or Trickbot, so it could well be “one of them files” that delivers different versions according to your IP address & country.

Update: I am informed that this is definitely Trickbot banking trojan, not ransomware, although several antiviruses are detecting it as a ransomware version.

An email with the subject of Invoice RE-2017-12-12-00572 ( random numbers after the date)  pretending to come from  Amazon Marketplace <lqftdwbmxYYfT@marketplace.amazon.com> ( random characters before the @ ) with a malicious word doc attachment  delivers what looks like some sort of ransomware

They are using email addresses and subjects that will scare or entice a user to read the email and open the attachment. A very high proportion are being targeted at small and medium size businesses, with the hope of getting a better response than they do from consumers.

Remember many email clients, especially on a mobile phone or tablet,  only show the Name in the From:  and not the bit in <domain.com >. That is why these scams and phishes work so well.

To read the original article:

 

https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/fake-amazon-marketplace-invoice-emails-deliver-ransomware-via-necurs-botnet/

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