Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Payment Information Email Messages on September 30, 2013

2013-10-01T12:47:28
ID CISCO-THREAT-31037
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-01T12:47:28

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31037

First Published:

2013 October 1 12:47 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain payment information for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the details. 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 (RuleID7268) may contain the following files:

> ___PAYMENT MODE.rar
SCAN 001.scr _

The SCAN 001.scr file in the PAYMENT MODE.rar attachment has a file size of 689,152 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x0EA81001D1C31B2B8EF8213FE55B7AA5

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

> Subject: PAYMENT MODE

Message Body:

Attention: This is to inform you that the payment mode had been attached check and get back to me Best Regard Andrew Lesukov

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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