Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Important Documents Notification Email Messages on September 18, 2013

2013-09-19T16:37:07
ID CISCO-THREAT-30875
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-19T16:37:07

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30875

First Published:

2013 September 19 16:37 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain important documents from Wells Fargo for the recipient. The email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to review the documents. 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 (RuleID7142) may contain the following files:

> _WellsFargo - Important Documents.zip
WellsFargo - Important Documents.exe

_

The size of the WellsFargo - Important Documents.exe file in the WellsFargo - Important Documents.zip attachment is not available. The MD5 checksum is not available.

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

> Message Body: > > Please review attached documents.
Luisa_Cotton
Wells Fargo Advisors
817-646-2064 office
817-584-7429 cell
Luisa_Cotton@wellsfargo.com
Investments in securities and insurance products are:
NOT FDIC-INSURED/NO BANK-GUARANTEES/MAY LOSE VALUE
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC is a nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company, Member FINRA/SIPC. 1 North Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63103
CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: The contents of this message, including any attachments, are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the person or entity to whom the message was addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please be advised that any dissemination, distribution, or use of the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender. Please also permanently delete all copies of the original message and any attached documentation. Thank 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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