Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Payment Receipt Email Messages on July 2, 2013
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2013 July 02 22:08 GMT
2013 July 02 22:08 GMT
Cisco Security has detected significant activity on July 2, 2013.
Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a payment receipt for the recipient. The email message instructs the recipient to open the attachment to view the details. However, the .rar attachment contains a malicious .bat file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6453) may contain the following files:
tt swift copy slip.rar
The jenp.bat file in the tt swift copy slip.rar attachment has a file size of 246,272 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x3BF52BF74FDE915F067FF1A332785799
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Re: TT Copy For Your PI.
Find the attached 30% down payment for your PI and will send balance after
Please,update me about production timing .
Abdul Wahab Al Muhaidib General Trading L.L.C
22nd street, Al Quoz Industrial Area 2
Ph. +971 (4)339-001 ¦Mob. +971 (50)459-957
Fax. +971 (4)339-0027¦
Cisco Security 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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