Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Incoming Money Transfer Notification Email Messages on February 25, 2014
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2013 July 23 19:02 GMT
2014 February 26 13:37 GMT
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on February 25, 2014.
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an incoming money transfer notification for the recipient. The text in the email 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.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6681 and RuleID4961KVR) may contain the following files:
The A136_Incoming_Money_Transfer_Form.exe file in the A136_Incoming_Money_Transfer_Form.zip attachment has a file size of 131,072 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x3CDA70F6B2628A6CD1F552F5FEB11F05
A variant of the A136_Incoming_Money_Transfer_Form.exe file in the A136_Incoming_Money_Transfer_Form.zip attachment has a file size of 25,088 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xCE57562E143F97AF26AC866D58201B14
The westernunion_order_receipt.exe file in the westernunion_order_receipt.zip attachment has a file size of 102,400 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string:
The Payment_Slip_pdf.exe file in the Payment_Slip_pdf (1) (1).zip attachment has a file size of 1,385,345 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x70391BE79B60762B2A8CA0128019BC18
The Original File_pdf.exe file in the Original_File_pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 776,007 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6F4302E6CDE1CA72E3EFBC1BE391755D
The pyx_54388782234_1_HNB.exe file in the pyx_54388782234_1_HNB.zip attachment has an approximate file size of 8,898 bytes. The MD5 checksum is not available.
The Payment_details_pdf.exe file in the Payment_details_pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 1,321,341 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xBE0AA7ADA397199B51E622BF63987A37
The 09Attachment.jpg.exe file in the 86Attachment.zip attachment has a file size of 52,121 bytes. The MD5 checksum is not available.
The IMG4773425759-JPG.scr file in the IMG2005950995-JPG.zip attachment has a file size of 11,776 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x5235972E301BA1BC551A1F093D2660B4
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Important Notice - Incoming Money Transfer
An Incoming Money Transfer has been received by your financial institution for thswewytgtr54.com. In order for the funds to be remitted on the correct account please complete the "A136 Incoming Money Transfer Form".
Fax a copy of the completed "A136 Incoming Money Transfer Form" to +1 800 722 5202.
To avoid delays or additional fees please be sure the Beneficiary Information including name, branch name, address, city, state, country, and Routing Number (ABA Number) or SWIFT BIC Code is correct. For international Wires be sure you include the International Routing Code (IRC) and International Bank Account Number (IBAN) for countries that require it.
Cash Management Verification
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic mail transmission and any attached files contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information belonging to the sender (Fiserv, Inc.) that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distributions of this electronic message are violations of federal law. Please notify the sender, by email or telephone (800 722 7222), of any unintended recipients and delete the original message without making any copies.
Subject: Important Bank Documents
We have received this documents from your bank, please review attached documents.
Wells Fargo Advisors
Investments in securities and insurance products are:
NOT FDIC-INSURED/NO BANK-GUARANTEES/MAY LOSE VALUE
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC is a nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company, Member FINRA/SIPC. 1 North Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63103
CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: The contents of this message, including any attachments, are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the person or entity to whom the message was addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please be advised that any dissemination, distribution, or use of the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender. Please also permanently delete all copies of the original message and any attached documentation. Thank you.
Subject: Payment Slip Attached.
Kindly find attached, the Swift copy of payment made to your accounts for the advanced payment of the proforma value of USD$54,000.00 please revert back with B/L and updates on goods.
Please check your accounts with the swift copy,
I await your swift response.
Asia Tenggara Aviation Services.
10th Floor, Exchange Square Bukit Kewangan,
70750 Negeri Sembilan.
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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