Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a bank balance 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 (RuleID7784) may contain the following files:
The SCAN COPY.scr
file in the SCAN COPY.rar
attachment has a file size of 748,544 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x8E3A0771581EF6E4C73EA2C40BFBCA57
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Payment Copy
I've been waiting for your reply since last week after finally scheduled payment of the balance of your bank account.
I attach back the payment copy to you.
Please confirm your bank and proceed with shipping this week.
We are waiting for confirmation of your payment.
Changzhou XNE Group
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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