Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Payment Notification Email Messages on July 15, 2013

2013-07-15T19:46:22
ID CISCO-THREAT-30095
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-15T19:46:22

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30095

First Published:

2013 July 15 19:46 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6595) may contain the following files:

>
Bank copy of the advance payment.zip
Swift copy of our payment.exe

The Swift copy of our payment.exe file in the Bank copy of the advance payment.zip attachment has a file size of 463,360 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF151973221A538A164D4DDEF25C0580F

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

>
Message Body:

Good Afternoon,
We've executed our payment for our new order today.Please,find the attached 30% down payment Bank copy for your PI and will send balance
after receiving BL.
Please,update me about production timing and all as its a re-order.
Best Regards,
Caizhang Gao.
Jiangxi ChinaBase Trading Co.,
No.988 Avenue Changdong Industrial Zone Nanchang China.
Tel: 86-791-88173732 13970012216
Fax: 86-791-86511571 86507006
E-mail: sales3.yong_qing@asia.com

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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