Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Deposit Confirmation Notice Email Messages on June 27, 2013

2013-06-28T14:16:47
ID CISCO-THREAT-29836
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-06-28T14:16:47

Description

Low

Alert ID:

29836

First Published:

2013 June 28 14:16 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank deposit confirmation notice for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .rar attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6408) may contain any of the following files:

> Swift Copy.rar
image.scr

The image.scr file in the Swift Copy.rar attachment has a file size of 815,156 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x480CE172244CE4B1297C4A29AF0DEEA3

The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:

> Message Body:

Hello SIR,
Please find the attachment copy as instructed the total amount was transferred to your account and please confirm back the invoice copy as reference via office email as soon as you get this so you can be able to proceed with our shippment.
Thanks
Financial Accountant
Nyiombo Investment Namibia

Cisco Security analysts examine real-world email traffic data that is collected from over 100,000 contributing organizations worldwide. This data helps provide a range of information about and analysis of global email security threats and trends. Cisco will continue to monitor this threat and automatically adapt systems to protect customers. This report will be updated if there are significant changes or if the risk to end users increases.

Cisco security appliances protect customers during the critical period between the first exploit of a virus outbreak and the release of vendor antivirus signatures. Email that is managed by Cisco and end users who are protected by Cisco Web Security Appliances will not be impacted by these attacks. Cisco security appliances are automatically updated to prevent both spam email and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.

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