Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Online Banking Password Reset Email Messages on June 14, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:29671
Version:1
First Published:2013 June 14 13:01 GMT
Last Published:2013 June 14 13:01 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on June 14, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an online banking password reset form for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .pdf attachment contains a malicious .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6269) may contain any of the following files:

RBS_Bankline_Password_Reactivation.pdf
RBS_Bankline_Password_Reactivation.exe

The RBS_Bankline_Password_Reactivation.exe file in the RBS_Bankline_Password_Reactivation.pdf attachment has a file size of 84,480 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x2EC15B54A652C5E102445F600E2EA1DA

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

Subject: RBS Bankline Password Reset Form

Message Body:

Thank you for your telephone call.
Please find the Re-activation form attached, send one per user ensuring only one box is selected in section 3. A signatory on the bank mandate must sign the form.
Please note - The life-span of an activation code is 1 day; after this time, the activation code will expire and a new one must be ordered.
Please be aware when choosing a new pin and password for the service, it is important not to use pin/passwords that you have used before but to use completely different details.
If you are the sole Administrator may I take this opportunity to suggest when you are reinstated on the system, to set up another User in an Administrator role. This will prevent you being locked out completely and allow you to order a new activation code from within the system and reset your security sooner.
If you require any further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 300 4108 and one of our associates will be happy to assist you.
Regards
Bankline Product Support

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.

Related Links
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations
Cisco Threat Operations Center
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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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