“Payment Advice – Advice Ref:[GB813730] / CHAPS credits” Spam / Virus

Similar to yesterday’s junk… another set has come through today with subjects similar to:

Payment Advice – Advice Ref:[GB<RANDOM>] / CHAPS credits

Content of


Please download document from dropbox, payment advice is issued at the
request of our customer. The advice is for your reference only.

Download link:


Yours faithfully,
Global Payments and Cash Management


This is an auto-generated email, please DO NOT REPLY. Any replies to
this email will be disregarded.

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this payment as soon as possible.

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I forgot to post yesterday but one of the addresses the junk was sent to… was an e-mail address I had given to meraki, a mobile device management company now owned by Cisco!.

URLs involved in distributing the initial malware or dropper:


This time it serves a zip file called “doc676_pdf.zip” containing “doc649_pdf.exe” – VirusTotal Report / Malwr Report
SHA256:     f04c3ed5715a53929e96b1a8256d2ff323122f5535581a7df7404a00c6365570

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