Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Payment Notification Email Messages on January 23, 2014

2014-01-24T15:09:34
ID CISCO-THREAT-32562
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-01-24T15:09:34

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32562

First Published:

2014 January 24 15:09 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank payment copy for the recipient. 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 .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8608) may contain the following files:

> Swift_Advice0001.zip
Swift_Advice0001.scr

The Swift_Advice0001.scr file in the Swift_Advice0001.zip attachment has a file size of 735,744 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x6CA0B04C861B3D48E07020381D3FEDB7

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

> Subject: Re: payment copy

Message Body:

Hello,
Please Find attached payment copy.
we have made payment today against the invoice number .
Please confirm from your bank and proceed with production ASAP.
We await confirmation,
ALEXANRA
Purchase dept

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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