I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account Email Virus

Also Known As: I made transfer virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Severe

"I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" removal guide

What is "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account"?

"I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" is a spam email campaign used to distribute GandCrab 5.1 ransomware. The virus is distributed using a malicious attachment. Cyber criminals send thousands of deceptive emails encouraging users to open a link that leads to an invoice. Opening the attachment leads to infiltration of GandCrab 5.1 ransomware.

I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account

"I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" campaign emails state that the sender has transferred money to the recipient's account and encourages the recipient to check the attached invoice. The attachment is a link that leads to download of a password-protected archive containing a malicious JavaScript file. The archive's password is given in the email. Once opened, the JavaScript downloads and executes GandCrab 5.1's binary file. Following infiltration, GandCrab 5.1 encrypts most stored files and makes ransom demands. During encryption, GandCrab 5.1 generates a unique decryption key for each victim. Cyber criminals store all keys on a remote server. Since decryption without these keys is impossible, victims are offered purchase of their keys (this is effectively blackmail by cyber criminals). All payment details are provided via email. Therefore, the cost is currently unknown. No matter what the cost, never agree to pay. Research shows that ransomware developers often ignore victims, once payments are submitted. Therefore, victims pay ransoms and receive nothing in return - they simply support cyber criminals' malicious businesses. Unfortunately, there are no tools capable of decrypting data compromised by GandCrab 5.1 free of charge - the only solution is to restore everything from a backup. Bear in mind that removing malware will not restore your data, however, it will prevent further encryptions. Therefore, if your data is encrypted, you should immediately scan the system with a reputable anti-virus/anti-spyware suite and eliminate all detected threats.

Threat Summary:
NameI made transfer virus
Threat TypeRansomware, Crypto Virus, Files locker
SymptomsCan't open files stored on your computer, previously functional files now have a different extension, for example my.docx.locked. A ransom demanding message is displayed on your desktop. Cyber criminals are asking to pay a ransom (usually in bitcoins) to unlock your files.
Distribution methodsInfected email attachments (macros), torrent websites, malicious ads.
DamageAll files are encrypted and cannot be opened without paying a ransom. Additional password stealing trojans and malware infections can be installed together with a ransomware infection.
Removal

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There are many spam email campaigns such as "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account". The list of examples includes (but is not limited to) "Scotiabank Email Virus", "Verizon Email Virus", "Unicredit Bank Email Virus", "Love Letter Email Virus", and "A2 Trading Corp Email Virus". As with "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account", these campaigns also distribute malicious applications using infectious attachments. In most cases, they proliferate trojan-type viruses such as FormBook, TrickBot, Adwind, Emotet, AZORult, and similar. Although these viruses have different behavior (some record information, others cause chain infections, encrypt data, and so on), all pose a direct threat to your privacy and browsing safety. Therefore, you should eliminate these threats immediately.

How did "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" infect my computer?

As mentioned above, the "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" spam campaign delivers a malicious attachment - a link that leads to download of an archive presented as an invoice. The archive is password-protected, however, email text provides the password, which at time of research was "invoice123". The archive contains a JavaScript file that connects to a server to download and run GandCrab 5.1 ransomware. Note that "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" is not the first spam campaign used to proliferate GandCrab 5.1. In the past, however, the malicious attachments were Microsoft Office documents that used macro commands to infect the system. Using compressed JavaScript files is rather unusual for the distributors of this malware. In any case, the infection cannot occur without users' involvement - they must trigger it manually by opening the malicious attachment.

How to avoid installation of malware?

Lack of knowledge and careless behavior are the main reasons for computer infections. Caution is the key to computer safety. Therefore, pay close attention when browsing the internet. Never open any malicious attachment before making sure that it is safe to do so. If the file is irrelevant or the sender seems suspicious, do not open anything. Furthermore, bear in mind that cyber criminals often try to abuse users' curiosity by sending messages such as "you have won a lottery", "you have received a package", or free offers. These are merely scams. Have a reputable anti-virus/anti-spyware suite installed and running at all times. These tools can detect and eliminate malware before any damage is done. If you have already opened the "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" attachment, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.

Text presented in the "I Made Transfer Into Your Bank Account" email message:

Subject: I made transfer
Hello, I made transfer into your bank account
I'll attach invoice on WeTransfer with password, I don't think you can extract them from mobile, please extract from Desktop
hxxp://104.248.163.221/invioce.php
Password for rar: invoice123
Please let me know
Regards,
Mark

Screenshot of GandCrab 5.1 encrypting the victim's files:

GandCrab 5.1 encrypting victim's files

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How to remove malware manually?

Manual malware removal is a complicated task - usually it is best to allow antivirus or anti-malware programs to do this automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using Spyhunter for Windows. If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here is an example of a suspicious program running on a user's computer:

malicious process running on user's computer sample

If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example, using task manager, and identified a program that seems suspicious, you should continue with these steps:

manual malware removal step 1 Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry, and file system locations:

screenshot of autoruns application

manual malware removal step 2Restart your computer into Safe Mode:

Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

Safe Mode with Networking

Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup. Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings". Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 8 Safe Mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options". In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.

windows 10 safe mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

 

manual malware removal step 3Extract the downloaded archive and run the Autoruns.exe file.

extract autoruns.zip and run autoruns.exe

manual malware removal step 4In the Autoruns application, click "Options" at the top and uncheck the "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure, click the "Refresh" icon.

Click 'Options' at the top and uncheck 'Hide Empty Locations' and 'Hide Windows Entries' options

manual malware removal step 5Check the list provided by the Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.

You should write down its full path and name. Note that some malware hides process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage, it is very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate the suspicious program you wish to remove, right click your mouse over its name and choose "Delete".

locate the malware file you want to remove

After removing the malware through the Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware will not run automatically on the next system startup), you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the filename of the malware, be sure to remove it.

searching for malware file on your computer

Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills. If you do not have these skills, leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it is best to prevent infection than try to remove malware later. To keep your computer safe, install the latest operating system updates and use antivirus software.

To be sure your computer is free of malware infections, we recommend scanning it with Spyhunter for Windows.

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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