Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Payment Deposit Slip Email Messages on January 31, 2014

2014-01-31T15:07:55
ID CISCO-THREAT-32639
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-01-31T15:07:55

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32639

First Published:

2014 January 31 15:07 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a payment deposit slip 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 (RuleID8697) may contain the following files:

> Bank Confirmation.rar
purchase order and sample.exe

The purchase order and sample.exe file in the Bank Confirmation.rar attachment has a file size of 581,632 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xCB3DDB06F373E84607762FDE6E19525E

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

> Subject: Re: Bank Confirmation

Message Body:

Greetings,
we sorry for service delay delivery, we encountered network connectivity problem yesterday, that is why we couldnt fellow up with an instruction from our customer, who directed us to send you a payment slip that was favoured on your account. kindly view the attachment and confirm with us as soon as possible.
Best regards.
Al fardan Money Exchange Bureau

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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