Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Invoice Notification Email Messages on May 5, 2014

2014-05-05T12:24:51
ID CISCO-THREAT-34102
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-05-05T12:24:51

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34102

First Published:

2014 May 5 12:24 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID9833) may be associated with the following file: paymentInvoice.exe

The paymentInvoice.exe file has a file size of 118,2961 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string:0xB5226D2909BB795B76A5A29C443AC729

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

> Subject: Your Forex Account Statement for 01001XXXXXX00 as of 05/2014


Message Body:

Dear Sir/Madam,
For your information confirm your Forex payment invoice which is ready for download. Please View to confirm
online transaction certificate.

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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