Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Account Payment Information Email Messages on November 7, 2013

2013-11-07T14:54:34
ID CISCO-THREAT-31669
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-11-07T14:54:34

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31669

First Published:

2013 November 7 14:54 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a payment transaction 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 (RuleID7748) may contain the following files:

> image 02.rar
image 02.exe

The image 02.exe file in the image 02.rar attachment has a file size of 731,136 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xCE529E115C47247B0B2AFA5807B9E5FA

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

> Message Body:

Dear
Please find attached the T / T payment made to your account today for
balance payment.
Confirm receipt
Regards
Account Department

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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