Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Wire Transaction Notification Email Messages on February 18, 2014.

2014-02-19T16:37:53
ID CISCO-THREAT-32920
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-19T16:37:53

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32920

First Published:

2014 February 19 16:37 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a wire transaction notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to follow a link and view the details. However, the link directs the user to a malicious .zip file containing an .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8898) may be associated with the following files:

> _Wire_confirmation.zip
Wire_details.exe _

The Wire_details.exe file in the_ Wire_confirmation.zip_ attachment has a file size of 94,208 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x0F14EF29672D82FB38027CBB1E2227F6

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

> Subject: wire transfer

Message Body:

ALERT! A bank Wire transaction, Has just been rejected from checking 656778 account.to your bank confirmed by the FedWire.
Transaction ID: 99076900
Date: 2/14/2014
Transfer Origination: Fedline
Click here to view details,
Federal Reserve Financial Services
Creating Nationwide Solutions for Your Payment Needs
20th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20551
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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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