Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Receipt Attachment E-mail Messages on June 20, 2012
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2012 June 27 20:38 GMT
2012 June 27 20:38 GMT
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on June 20, 2012.
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a bank receipt for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to persuade the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4272) may contain the following file:
The Wu_receipt_20062012_jpeg.scr file in the attachment has a file size of 315,392 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xA1F4AD6CE4D54674DD5CBE2C08A676A5
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Last fee sent today.
As you may know I am temporarily house bound due to various circumstances. Therefore, I had my neighbor go to the Western Union and send the money as you directed. Here is the information you will need to collect the money:
MTCN: 7692591097 sender 19s First Name: Sarda Aboubacar Sender 19s Last Name: Ouedraogo Sender 19s Location: Seattle, Washington Test Question: What Answer: Who
You can check the availability of the money at the Western Union website which is: hxxps://wumt.westernunion.com/asp/orderStatus.asp?country=global
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations analysts examine real-world e-mail 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 e-mail security threats and trends. Cisco will continue to monitor this threat and automatically adapt IronPort systems to protect customers. This report will be updated if there are significant changes or if the risk to end users increases.
Cisco IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters protect customers during the critical period between the first exploit of a virus outbreak and the release of vendor antivirus signatures. E-mail that is managed by Cisco and end users who are protected by Cisco IronPort web security appliances will not be impacted by these attacks. Cisco IronPort appliances are automatically updated to prevent both spam e-mail and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.
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