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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Payment Processing Notice E-mail Messages on Messages on April 17, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:29018
Version:1
First Published:2013 April 17 18:43 GMT
Last Published:2013 April 17 18:43 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 17, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a credit card payment processing notification for the recipient. The text in the e-mail 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.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5830) may contain the following files:

info85236.exe
info85236.zip


The info85236.exe file in the info85236.zip attachment has a file size of 254,335 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xC7FBD68C91BCDC9C53F112F0F3292B1E

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

Subject: Die Bezahlung mit Ihrer Kreditkarte wurde erfolgreich durchgeführt.

Message Body:

Sehr geehrter Kunde,
von Ihrer Kreditkarte wurde der Schuldenbetrag in Höhe von 69 Euro abgezogen. Der Beleg wird beigelegt.
Mfg,
Swisscom AG
Please do not send trading instructions via email or fax or leave them on voicemail as those instructions cannot be honored.
Securities offered through M Holding Securities, Inc. A Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through SilverStone Asset Management. SilverStone Asset Management and SilverStone Group are independently owned and are not under common ownership with M Holdings Securities, Inc.
(MFD1)
This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the recipient named above. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system.
WARNING: All e-mail sent to or from the SilverStone Group corporate e-mail system is subject to archiving, monitoring and/or review by SilverStone Group personnel.
Computer viruses can be transmitted via email. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. SilverStone Group accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.
This message has been scanned for viruses using Sophos Anti-virus software.


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:
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Associated Products:
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