Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Bank Payment Transfer Notification Email Messages on June 13, 2013
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2013 June 14 12:48 GMT
2013 June 14 12:48 GMT
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on June 13, 2013.
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank transfer notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to review a copy of the transfer and confirm. However, the .exe attachment contains a malicious file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6279) may contain the following files:
The Purchase order.exe file has a file size of 303,616 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xE0DF0279108313826739E742142BCE88
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: KINDLY RE-CONFIRM THE BANK DETAILS FOR TRANSFER TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY
Please re-confirm the bank details in this purchase order because we want to transfer the advance payment to your account as instructed by your customer that banks with us.
Please re-confirm immediately so the transfer can be done fast.
We will be waiting your kind respones.
Sir Tony Leas
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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