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Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Payment Information Email Messages on December 16, 2013

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Medium Alert ID: 32176 First Published: 2013 December 16 21:53 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 confirm the payment. However, the _.zip_ 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 (RuleID8225) may contain the following files: > _SLIP PI.zip SLIP PI.scr_ The _SLIP PI.scr_ file in the _SLIP PI.zip_ attachment has a file size of 1,000,448 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xEE5299FE0EA71938DDCB47A09AA23A02 The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **Payment Made-PI SLIP/2343** Message Body: **Dear sir, Find attached TT copy of payment we made to your account from our office. Please kindly confirm the payment and inform us about shipping date and shipping line . Meanwhile send original documents to our office. i awaits your early reply Thanks, Best Regards. Vijay raipurkar Acct dept. la bash: Dear Sir/Madam We have made new order from our client and we will like you to advice your best CIF price. kindly see attached for details Reply Soonest Thanks and Kind Regards, Manager. Regards, Sheik Alfais Abdulla ABKA INTERNATIONAL GENERAL TRADING. P.O.Box: 1570, Dubai United Arab Emirates. NAICS #333292, NAICS #42512 Telephone +971(4)2262967, Facsimile: +971(4)2286592** 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. **Related Links** [Cisco Security](<http://www.cisco.com/security>) [Cisco SenderBase Security Network](<http://www.senderbase.org/>) ## Revision History * Version | Description | Section | Date ---|---|---|--- 1 | Initial Release | | 2013-December-16 21:53 GMT Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products