Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Statement Email Messages on September 4, 2013

2013-09-04T14:32:27
ID CISCO-THREAT-30647
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-04T14:32:27

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30647

First Published:

2013 September 4 14:32 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank account statement for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the statement. 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 (RuleID6998) may contain the following files:

> Statement.exe

The Statement.exe file attachment has a file size of 629,375 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xA98B1E25E7232CE9F700BF168D0603B2

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

> Subject: Standard Bank > > Message Body: > > Account Security Update
Dear Customer
Your Standard Bank account statement is ready. Download the attachment to view your account statement. Our consultants are available between 8am and 9pm on weekdays, and 8am and 4pm on weekends and public holidays.
The Internet banking Team
Moving Forward
Copyright Standard Bank. All rights reserved.
Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (Reg. No. 1962/000738/06). Authorised financial services provider. Registered credit provider (NCRCP15).
Disclaimer and confidentiality note:
Everything in this email and any attachments relating to the official business of Standard Bank Group Limited is proprietary to the group.
It is confidential, legally privileged and protected by law. Standard Bank does not own and endorse any other content.
The person addressed in the email is the sole authorised recipient.
Please notify the sender immediately if it has unintentionally reached you and do not read disclose or use the content in any way.
Standard Bank cannot assume that the integrity of this communication has been maintained nor that it is free of errors, virus, interception or interference.
For our privacy policy or information about the Standard Bank group visit our website at www.standardbank.co.za.
Standard Bank email disclaimer and confidentiality note
Please go to http://www.standardbank.co.za/site/homepage/emaildisclaimer.html to read our email disclaimer and confidentiality note. Kindly email disclaimer@standardbank.co.za (no content or subject line necessary) if you cannot view that page and we will email our email disclaimer and confidentiality note to you.

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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