Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Change Of Account Credentials Notification E-mail Messages on April 27, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:29112
Version:1
First Published:2013 April 29 19:17 GMT
Last Published:2013 April 29 19:17 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on April 27, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain an change of account credentials 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 (RuleID5908) may contain any of the following files:

Account credentials ID384.zip
Account credentials ID384.exe

The Account credentials ID384.exe file in the Account credentials ID384.zip attachment has a file size of 406,016 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xE24CC156E90E0B1075B28AFD6109E088

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

Dear Agent,
Your request to reset user ID has been done.
New account credentials you can find in attached file.
If you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you.
Best regards,
Janet Moralejo | Janet 976
LDE – Offline Support Specialist
Regional Operations Centre
Western Union Services Inc

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 systems to protect customers. This report will be updated if there are significant changes or if the risk to end users increases.

Cisco 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 web security appliances will not be impacted by these attacks. Cisco 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 Intelligence Operations
Cisco Threat Operations Center
Cisco SenderBase Security Network
 
Alert History
 
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Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
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Associated Products:
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