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Beware of "ADP FedEx Shipment Notification" Malicious Email

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Beware of "ADP FedEx Shipment Notification" Malicious Email

If you have received the email message below: "ADP - FedEx Shipment Notification," please delete it. This is because, the email which is being sent by cyber criminals, has a malicious Trojan horse attached. The malicious attachment is a Zip or compressed file with the name ADP_PAYROL_19289981.zip. This zip or compressed file contains the malicious executable Trojan horse file with the name ADP_PAYROL_19289981.exe.

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The Malicious Email ADP - FedEx Shipment Notification

From: Roger_Johnson@adp.com [mailto:Roger_Johnson@adp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11:28 AM
To: ****
Subject: ADP - FedEx Shipment Notification

Your payroll document(s) were shipped by ADP on 03/13/2013 via FedEx.

Please use the FedEx shipment tracking number(s) below to monitor the location of your payroll package(s).

You can access this information by simply clicking on your FedEx tracking number(s).

For more details, please download the attached file.

If you have any questions regarding this email you may contact me by using the information below.



The names of both zip and Trojan file names may change. The file names will have the naming format: ADP_PAYROL_???.zip, with the characters “???” replaced with randomly generated numbers.

Do not open any attachments with the filename starting with or containing the name ADP_PAYROL. The email was not sent from ADP.com although it appears to because the “From” address is Roger_Johnson@ adp.com. This e-mail address may also change to something at adp.com.

The malicious file ADP_PAYROL_19289981.exe was scanned with 45 antivirus software and 10 detect the Trojan. This 10 antivirus software are able to remove this threat.

Here are the results of the scans:

File name: ADP_PAYROL_19289981.exe
File type: Win32 EXE
Detection ratio: 10 / 45

Antivirus Threat

  • AhnLab-V3 --- Trojan/Win32.Tepfer
  • BitDefender --- Trojan.Generic.KDZ.10693
  • CAT-QuickHeal --- (Suspicious) - DNAScan
  • Commtouch --- W32/Trojan.RZUA-2634
  • Fortinet --- W32/Kryptik.KZ!tr
  • GData --- Trojan.Generic.KDZ.10693
  • Kaspersky --- UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
  • Malwarebytes --- Malware.Packer.SGX3
  • MicroWorld-eScan --- Trojan.Generic.KDZ.10693
  • PCTools --- Suspicious.Cloud.7.L

Never open any application files (file with the extension .EXE) sent as an e-mail attachment. Click here to view a list of e-mail attachments you should never open.

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  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013 by info

    This malware is a Trojan horse. A Trojan horse allows unauthorized remote access to a user's computer. With this access, a cybercriminal can use it to steal information, spy on the user or even use the user's computer to carry out other malicious activites.


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013 by an anonymous user from or near: Tracy, California, United States

    Any additional information on what this particular virus/malware does?


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013 by an anonymous user from or near: Tracy, California, United States

    Thank you.in our specific case there are a number of share folders renamed from filename to filename.exe, along with added folders and executables. Is this process undone with the quarantine?

    Running scans now.


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013 by info

    All the 10 antivirus software listed in the article (in green) are currently able to detect and successfully clean the threat.


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013 by an anonymous user from or near: Tracy, California, United States

    Any clarification of the AntiVirus software that detected and successfully cleaned the threat would be helpful.


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2013 by an anonymous user from or near: Acworth, Georgia, United States



    My message included the above but was sent from this person. This article was very helpful, thanks!


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