Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Account Details Confirmation Email Messages on February 18, 2014

2014-02-19T20:13:58
ID CISCO-THREAT-32917
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-19T20:13:58

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32917

First Published:

2014 February 19 20:13 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an account details confirmation notification 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 .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8895) may contain the following files:

> Attachment_02_18_14.zip
Attachment_02_18_14.exe

The Attachment_02_18_14.exe file in the Attachment_02_18_14.zip attachment has a file size of 1,070,126 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xA753AB2D232CD77AF6D29F0E54EBCF60

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

> Message Body:

HI
Kindly re-confirm if the Bank Account Detail in your Invoice is correct or not, as advised by your customer to enable us remit the money into your account. Please confirm urgently so we can proceed with the remittance.
Thanks.
Lari Exchange P. T

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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