Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Funds Transfer Notification Email Messages on May 12, 2014

2014-05-12T13:50:15
ID CISCO-THREAT-34190
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-05-12T13:50:15

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34190

First Published:

2014 May 12 13:50 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a fund transfer notice for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the 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 (RuleID9933) may contain the following files:

> _Transfer Copy.rar
Transfer Copy.exe _

The Transfer Copy.exe file in the Transfer Copy.rar attachment has a file size of 293,888 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x6F576535B51483ACA2090E467E764D78

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

> Message Body:

Ref: Dear Sir,
Greetings!
Please find attached Fund Transfer of $190.000 USD to your designated bank account value date on the 2014-05-09.
for the settlement of the last shipment invoice.
Kindly check and confirm receipt of payment.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Regards
Raph.

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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