Cisco Security has detected significant activity related
to spam email messages that claim to contain a swift transaction 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 .rar
attachment contains a malicious .scr
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7312) may contain the following files:
The wire copy.scr
file in the wire copy.rar
attachment has a file size of 280,653 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xEBB815734EF797860737D0CD07B5C67F
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Payment Confirmation
Please be advised that the following payment has been made to you on behalf of GENEXA ICN to your bank account today
Kindly see attached telecopy of this transaction.
Payer/Remitter's Refrence No:
Payment Method: Swift
Payment Amount: $68,720
Value Date 3rd-September 2013
More also note, My Boss will email you the new purchase order of our next order.
Wait to hear from you.
Mr Huan Williamson
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.
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