Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Account Transfer Notification Email Messages on May 15, 2014

2014-05-16T13:49:10
ID CISCO-THREAT-34255
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-05-16T13:49:10

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34255

First Published:

2014 May 16 13:49 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank payment transfer notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. 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 (RuleID9991) may contain the following files:

> 003.zip
003.exe

The 003.exe file in the 003.zip attachment has a file size of 954,659 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x140567EC838C3155C13896A516F178B3

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

> Message Body:

Good Day Sir,
As your request, you can find in attachment copy of bank Transfer slip that was effected to your account, on behalf of my client on the 12th and 13th of May. Please check with your bank and confirm date of shipment.

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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