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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Wire Transfer Notification E-mail Messages on December 19, 2012

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:27687
Version:1
First Published:2012 December 19 14:52 GMT
Last Published:2012 December 19 14:52 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security has detected significant activity on December 19, 2012.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a wire transfer notification 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 .zip attachment contains a malicious .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4958 and RuleID4958KVR) may contain the following files:

outgoing wire transfer.zip
outgoing wire transfer.exe
OutgoingWireReport.zip
OutgoingWireReport.exe


The outgoing wire transfer.exe file in the outgoing wire transfer.zip attachment has a file size of 85,061 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x026FBF656C267D27C504042122603F26

A variant of the outgoing wire transfer.exe file in the outgoing wire transfer.zip attachment has a file size of 111,104 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xDF13CFA5F8FC634D878CE3D06CF1D86E

The OutgoingWireReport.exe file in the OutgoingWireReport.zip attachment has a file size of 111,104 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x4B422504F2A1B124A996F6DA27D88E4B

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

Subject: Wire Released

Message Body:

Wire Transfer Processed Notification
Amount: $108,876.24
Please review the transaction details in attached report.
This E-Mail box is not equipped to handle replies. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Webster Cash Management Services at 1-888-932-2256

Or
Subject: Wire Released

Message Body:

Wire Transfer Processed Notification
Amount: $175,369.47
Please review the transaction details in attached report.
This E-Mail box is not equipped to handle replies. If you have any questions
or need assistance, please contact Webster Cash Management Services at
1-888-932-2256

Or
Subject: Wire Released

Message Body:

Wire Transfer Processed Notification
Amount: $141,109.93
Please review the transaction details in attached report.
This E-Mail box is not equipped to handle replies. If you have any questions
or need assistance, please contact Webster Cash Management Services at
1-888-932-2256


Cisco Security 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 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. E-mail 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 e-mail and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.

Related Links
Cisco Security
Cisco Threat Operations Center
Cisco SenderBase Security Network
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
IntelliShieldThreat Outbreak Alert Original Release Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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