Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Account Activity Notification Email Messages on April 14, 2014

2014-04-14T20:35:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-33792
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-14T20:35:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33792

First Published:

2014 April 14 20:35 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain bank account information for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to 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 (RuleID9612) may contain the following files:

> LTSBCF.CO.UK.zip
LTSBCF.CO.UK.scr

The LTSBCF.CO.UK.scr file in the LTSBCF.CO.UK.zip attachment has a file size of 18,432 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xBA6ED5D165954B15BCC4F520FDAB70DD

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

> Message Body:

This attachment contains correspondence relating to your customer account with Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance Ltd.
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please contact the individual or customer care team whose details appear on the statement.
This email message and its attachment has been swept for the presence of computer viruses.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, No 1 Brookhill Way, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 3EL | www.lloydsbankcommercialfinance.co.uk

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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