Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Payment Confirmation Email Messages on May 7, 2014

2014-05-07T19:13:18
ID CISCO-THREAT-34156
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-05-07T19:13:18

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34156

First Published:

2014 May 7 19:13 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a payment confirmation notice for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view a copy of the bank slip. 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 (RuleID9872) may contain the following files:

> Swift Payment TT Copy.zip
XYZ. EBERE.exe

The XYZ. EBERE.exe file in the Swift Payment TT Copy.zip attachment has a file size of 267,711 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x4F2E56A614D51189E798053739013949

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

> Subject: 2cce17385b88946283524f2c0d58bb1a

Message Body:

Good day All,
Today we have remitted payment against your PI, find attached the
swift copy of the payment made to your bank account kindly confirm the
BANK SLIP attached.
When you will received the payment kindly send the parcel to below
address and invoice to us by email
Attn: Mr. Bader (JBS- Karachi)
AL SAHARA TRADING CO. (L.L.C.)
York Furnishing Fabrics
Naif Road, Deira
POBox: 51638
Dubai
UAE
Telephone: 04-2275280
Fax: 04-2210660 ,
Regards
Laura Capello
----------------------------------------------------------------
This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.

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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