Thursday, 22 October 2015

UU Scotland Email Malware Spam Virus 22 October 2015 Invoice Summary.doc

A new version of this email is now being sent out, with a different file that AV is not detecting. This has been submitted to Mcafee for analysis but as always just delete the email.


A large volume of emails are being sent out purporting to be from United Utilities Scotland with an attachment 22 October 2015 Invoice Summary.doc

This attachment contains a Trojan/virus that will download various malware to your PC. Do not open the attachment and just delete the email. United Utilities serve the North West of England
Virus email with Water Services Invoice from United Utilities Scotland
Water Services Invoice from United Utilities Scotland

We believe that somewhere between 10 million and 100 million copies of this Virus Trojan email have been sent out and United Utilities have had over 1 million bounce back messages from emails sent to invalid email addresses sent to their servers from invalid email addresses. UU Scotland have now shut down their email servers for these email addresses which gives some indication of how serious this issue is for them.

To be clear - this message was NOT sent by UUSCOTLAND ( and their email address has been spoofed. You do not need to report it to UU or to Melissa Lears mentioned in the email.

More info here:



Good Morning,

I hope you are well.

Please find attached the water services invoice summary for the billing period of 12 September 2015 to 12 October 2015.

If you would like any more help, or information, please contact me on 0345 0726077. Our office is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. I will be happy to help you. Alternatively you can email me at

Kind regards


Melissa Lears

Billing Specialist

Business Retail

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