Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Secure Message Delivery Notification Email Messages on February 5, 2014

2014-02-05T15:40:29
ID CISCO-THREAT-32730
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-05T15:40:29

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32730

First Published:

2014 February 5 15:40 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a secure message 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 (RuleID8751) may contain the following files:

> SecureMessage.zip
SecureMessage.scr

The SecureMessage.scr file in the SecureMessage.zip attachment has a file size of 18,944 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xA11A76AC4879020A7769FE6F28F7CE8A

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

> Subject: LloydsLink reference: 9877836 follow up email and actions to be taken

Message Body:

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 20:14:50 +0100
From: GRP Lloydslink Tech
To: accounts@pipeview.co.uk
Lloyds TSB
Help
(New users may need to verify their email address)
If you do not see or cannot click / tap the Download attachment button:
Desktop Users:
You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it.
Mobile Users:
Install the mobile application.
Protected by the Voltage SecureMail Cloud
SecureMail has a NEW LOOK to better support mobile devices!
Disclaimer: This email and any attachments are confidential and for the sole use of the recipients. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender.
Email Security Powered by Voltage IBE™
Copyright 2002-2014 Voltage Security, Inc. All rights reserved.
Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 2065. Telephone 0207626 1500
Bank of Scotland plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC327000. Telephone: 08457 21 31 41
Cheltenham & Gloucester plc. Registered Office: Barnett Way, Gloucester GL4 3RL. Registered in England and Wales 2299428. Telephone: 0845 603 1637
Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.
Cheltenham & Gloucester plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Halifax is a division of Bank of Scotland plc. Cheltenham & Gloucester Savings is a division of Lloyds Bank plc.
HBOS plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC218813.
Lloyds Banking Group plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC95000. Telephone: 0131 225 4555
This e-mail (including any attachments) is private and confidential and may contain privileged material. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete it (including any attachments) immediately. You must not copy, distribute, disclose or use any of the information in it or any attachments.
Telephone calls may be monitored or recorded.

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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