Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Payment Information Email Messages on September 25, 2013

2013-09-25T15:42:53
ID CISCO-THREAT-30974
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-25T15:42:53

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30974

First Published:

2013 September 25 15:42 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a 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 .rar 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 (RuleID7200) may contain the following files:

> payslip.rar
payslip.exe

The payslip.exe file in the payslip.rar attachment has a file size of 287,445 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xFB89E7D5D227350144D43C6AD40E6580

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

> Subject: Remittance advice

Message Body:

Dear Supplier,
We have made the remittance as per attached for our P/I No. 8040EX.
Please issue BL and other shipping documents.
Thank you and best regards,
Heather Sitter
Account Department
Rite-Hite Company, LLC.

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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