Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank payment 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 .rar
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 (RuleID7315) may contain the following files:
The Product Samples.exe
file in the payment receipt.rar
attachment has a file size of 630,784 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xE07E9DCD6445AF0CF654FD5DE5888870
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: FW: Bank Payment 03-10-2013
Attention: Find the attached bank transfer receipt of $65,000 USD made yesterday on 3nd of October, as requested by our client. Please view the attached payment receipt copy and give back confirmation to our client as soon as possible. We hope to serve you better.
Kuwait BAhrain Int' Exchange Co.,
Al-Mutalaqum Complex | Al Jahra | Kuwait.
Tel: +965 - 253 51990
Copyright Kuwait BAhrain Int' Exchange Co/Commercial Bank of Kuwait © - 2008, All Rights Reserved–
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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