Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Money Transfer Notification Email Messages on November 11, 2013

2013-11-12T14:29:22
ID CISCO-THREAT-31725
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-11-12T14:29:22

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31725

First Published:

2013 November 12 14:29 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a money 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 (RuleID7822) may contain the following files:

> pick up.rar
pick up.exe

The pick up.exe file in the pick up.rar attachment has a file size of 316,416 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xB2A2BFC0B77D94778F47C96563963F26

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

> Subject: 3000USD REMIIT

Message Body:

Please treat as urgent in respect to the subject
Best Regards
T.M Sadiq | Director | Fast Travel & Money Exchange Ltd

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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