Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Account Verification Email Messages on December 13, 2013.

2013-12-16T14:20:34
ID CISCO-THREAT-32166
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-12-16T14:20:34

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32166

First Published:

2013 December 16 14:20 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to German-language spam email messages that ask the recipient to verify their banking account information. 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 .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8213) may contain the following files:

> _PostBank_November_2013_PDF.zip
Ihr Konto bei der Postbank wird eingeschr?nkt - #23498502-4-2494027.exe _

The Ihr Konto bei der Postbank wird eingeschr?nkt - #23498502-4-2494027.exe file in the PostBank_November_2013_PDF.zip attachment has a file size of 114,688 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xA8346E304628B6915EC2C8E476E3EB79

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

> Subject: Ihr_Konto_bei_der_Postbank_wird_eingeschränkt #549546290604

Message Body:

Sehr geehrter Kunde,
die Sicherheitsabteilung der Postbank überprüft stichprobenartig die Konten unserer Kunden, die Überprüfungen sind dazu da, um Betrug und / oder illegale Transaktionen zu vermeiden. Nach einer dieser Überprüfung sind Unstimmigkeiten auf Ihrem Konto aufgefallen.
Um Einschränkungen Ihres Kontos zu vermeiden und eventuell Schwierigkeiten mit den Finanzamt, füllen Sie bitte das Formular aus, damit wir Ihre persönlichen Daten überprüfen können.
Dies ist eine automatisierte Mitteilung. Bitte antworten Sie nicht auf diese Adresse.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Gaby Bösel Postbank Kundenbetreuung

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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Revision History

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