Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Online Banking Software Security Update Email Messages on July 30, 2013

2013-07-31T14:10:11
ID CISCO-THREAT-30264
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-31T14:10:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30264

First Published:

2013 July 31 14:10 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an online banking software security update 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 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 (RuleID6716) may contain the following files:

> RapportUpdate_29072013.exe.zip
RapportUpdate_29072013.exe

The RapportUpdate_29072013.exe file in the RapportUpdate_29072013.exe.zip attachment has a file size of 124,416 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x4BD8C384A91CFE9DCE04D901865C01DD

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

> Subject: Important Security Update : Customer #######

Message Body:

Trusteer Logo
Customer Number: #######
Important Security Update
Online Banking Protection Software Update from Trusteer
--- THIS IS AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE. NO REPLY IS NECESSARY ---
Please be sure to restart your computer after installing the new update
Sincerely,
Trusteer Technical Support
Your internet banking account is valuable to fraudsters. That's why criminals are always looking for new ways to get your online banking details and penetrate your account. Anti-virus and firewalls can't detect the latest attacks, leaving you vulnerable.
To protect you against online fraud, please take a moment to Update Rapport - dedicated online banking security software from the experts at Trusteer. It only takes a few minutes to download and install, and there's no need to restart your computer.
Trusteer Rapport will:
Shield your online bank account from prying eyes
Safeguard your online banking identity
Protect your internet banking login details
Help our fraud team stop malicious attempts against you
To ensure delivery of Trusteer. emails to your inbox and to enable images to load in future mailings, please add support@trusteer.com to your email address book or safe senders list.

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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Revision History

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