Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Payment Notification Email Messages on September 18, 2013

2013-09-19T19:05:56
ID CISCO-THREAT-30880
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-19T19:05:56

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30880

First Published:

2013 September 19 19:05 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 .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7145) may contain the following files:

> Swiftcopy.zip
Swiftcopy.scr

The Swiftcopy.scr file in the Swiftcopy.zip attachment has a file size of 761,856 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x5C925368F37F6AC4AA805C4758F17C9D

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

> Message Body:

Dear Sir,
We are pleased to send you the attached credit advice.
Find herewith Attached payment swift copy made by our customer for credit to your bank account.
The attached payment advice is issued at the request of our customer.
Please Find attached payment Swift copy for your reference.
Please contact your Bank for confirmation.

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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