Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Account Payment Notice Email Messages on April 21, 2014

2014-04-21T17:34:52
ID CISCO-THREAT-33870
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-21T17:34:52

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33870

First Published:

2014 April 21 17:34 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank account payment notice for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment for further 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 (RuleID9698) may contain the following files:

> Foreign Exchange TTcopy.rar
Foreign Exchange TTcopy.exe

The Foreign Exchange TTcopy.exe file in the Foreign Exchange TTcopy.rar attachment has a file size of 281,832 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x1F756E0AE0998571A5586B84E7157084

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

> Message Body:

Hello,
Hope this finds you in good health.
Please can you explain the reason behind the sudden change in price.
Meanwhile,we managed to pay USD 55.183,50 to your bank account towards the outstanding.
Kindly see and confirm swift payment instruction and await our new order.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you
Regards
Alvan Chatterjee
sales Manager
ACCOUNT & SALES DIVISION
Tel. +97 039/62.599.3 - 24
Fax +97 039/66.74.97
Web www.sitar.net.ae

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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