Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Money Transfer Notification Email Messages on September 8, 2013

2013-09-10T15:38:07
ID CISCO-THREAT-30716
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-10T15:38:07

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30716

First Published:

2013 September 10 15:38 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a money transfer notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the transfer receipt. 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 (RuleID7061) may contain the following files:

>
swiftmoneyTTcopy.rar
swiftmoneyTTcopy.scr

The swiftmoneyTTcopy.scr file in the swiftmoneyTTcopy.rar attachment has a file size of 653,824 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xB88296037F9149BB886D60B983A7E76C

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

>
Subject: Re: Money Transfer

Message Body:

--
Dear sir,
The sum of $70,000.00USD as been transfer to your account , attached is the transfer reciept , given to us by the bank.
Waiting for your reply
Best Regards
EMILY PERSIS
C.E.O
A C Landmark LLC
9815 Pines Blvd | Pembroke Pines,
US 33024-6140
Tel. 954-437-2100
Fax: 954-437-8820

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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