Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bill Payment Notification Email Messages on January 22, 2014
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2014 January 22 22:47 GMT
2014 January 22 22:47 GMT
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on January 22, 2014.
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bill payment notification message from Bank of America for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the order details and invoice. 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 (RuleID8581) may contain the following files:
The 695544353.exe file in the 695544353.zip attachment has a file size of 18,432 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xCA115CC64402208F5E37F289CF1941B5
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Unable to process your most recent Bill Payment
Bank of America Logo
You have a new e-Message from Bank of America
This e-mail has been sent to you to inform you that we were unable to process your most recent payment of bill.
Please check attached file for more detailed information on this transaction.
Pay To Account Number: **********7382
Due Date: 05/01/2013
Amount Due: $ 968.34
Statement Balance: $ 2,003.31
IMPORTANT: The actual delivery date may vary from the Delivery By date estimate. Please make sure that there are sufficient available funds in your account to cover your payment beginning a few days before Delivery By date estimate and keep such funds available until the payment is deducted from your account.
If we fail to process a payment in accordance with your properly completed instructions, we will reimburse you any late-payment-related fees.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. .
Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions about the information in this e-Bill , please contact your Bill Pay customer support . For all other questions, call us at 800-887-5749.
Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender
2013 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Cisco Security Intelligence Operations 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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
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