Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Incoming Money Transfer Notification Email Messages on March 23, 2015
2013 July 23 19:02 GMT
2015 March 24 13:27 GMT
Cisco Security 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, RuleID4961KVR and RuleID858KVR) 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 attacheddocument-pdf.exe file in the attacheddocument-pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 1,498,291 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xAB708EF882E28DF0DC32B62794509D81
The attached_document-pdf.exe file in the attached_document-pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 1,548,363 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6E415363F3406D48627055C77D8B87A5
The Modello_Disdetta_CPS_012844409211.pdf.exe file in the Modello_Disdetta_CPS_012844409211.pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 284,008 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x3E4E7B5B5BE1ACE39414210C8D132006
The Payment_Slip-pdf.exe file in the Payment_Slip-pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 1,329,807 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x838C9F805DEB69B7E507A2045D30AE0C
The Payment_information_details_pdf.exe file in the Payment Information_pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 2,083,095 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x7261E46212734FE9CCDF5D3171149E3D
The Credit_card_Report.zip.scr file in the Credit_card_Report.zip attachment has a file size of 98,304 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x39D4EB867944BB5F8196ADC6C262C6E3
The 20140529_????.ZIP.exe file in the 20140529_è³‡æ–™.ZIP.ZIP attachment has a file size of 230,149 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xBADECD0BE60CD839F767A9B0C8FF1AF9
The Comprovante_PDF.exe file in the Comprovante_PDF - Copia.zip attachment has a file size of 34,816 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x71094F2DB19B5E6C14C9D0B6B9C2F15D
The revise-PI.exe file in the revise-PI.pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 874,048 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xB69689B3675D2A301A1A504CE2E3268C
The 5876384753860_txt.exe file in the 5876384753860_txt.zip attachment has a file size of 233,472 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xEE33F00596EF6B92EBFCEABF0B30D41F
The 4028859275927_txt.exe file in the 4028859275927_txt.zip attachment has a file size of 223,232 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xD4A8C1A5AD1B0F09D16FB0922D28F633
The Documenti approvati.xml.exe file in the Documenti approvati.xml.zip attachment has a file size of 223,232 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xBB5FE23077ACBF24E6C03E044D79ECE0
The tt_copy.exe file in the tt_copy.zip attachment has a file size of 307,008 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x44D80356AFD48D64C45A39279B5DF1E8
The Trade Monitoring Report.xlsx.scr file in the Trade Monitoring Report.zip attachment has a file size of 1,152,000 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x3305DFE9FEEB48CE6E97D4E4E3638F62
The attachment.exe file in the attachment.zip attachment has a file size of 30,976 bytes.The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x31AAE58C4EB6A0C7FE213322A8ACD7FC
The details.exe file in the details.zip attachment has a file size of 719,266 bytes.The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xD3D91B11FC6C1DF0B9FF0CD0E0237FEF
The FOB_3-20-2015_120ft container.scr file in the info.zip attachment has a file size of 885,817 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x43E904BA4F20643043E99954E3DC9E2D
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+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 7222800 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.
The attached payment advice is issued at the request of our customer. The
advice is for your reference only.
Global Payments and Cash Management
Dear credit card holder,
A recent review of your transaction history determined that your card was used in possible fraudulent transactions. For security reasons the
requested transactions were refused. Please carefully review electronic report for your card.
For more details please see the attached transaction report.
Data Protection Officer
CREDIT AMERICA LIMITED
Subject: Comprovante de deposito em conta caixa
Desculpando o atraso,mais ja efetuei o deposito referente ao meu cheque que teria voltado ja pela segunda vez.
desde ja agradeço pela compreensao.
Subject: Fw: Re: Revised PI.
Please see the attached revised proforma for your reference. Kindly amend consignee details as highlighted in red ink and confirm bank details in order to effect payment on the agreed payment terms.
If you have any question or correction, please let me know.
Subject: Failure Notice
>>> The original message was included as attachment
Siamo lieti di comunicarle che il processo di verifica della sua identit stato completato.
I dettagli potete trovare nel file allegato.
iFOREX offre ai propri clienti trading su Forex, metalli preziosi, e CFD su commodities e indici, in specifiche giurisdizioni e sottoposti a restrizioni normative. Ci impegniamo a garantire la facilit dei versamenti con carta di credito e carta di debito, bonifici bancari, spread precisi e senza commissioni. Siamo orgogliosi del nostro eccellente team di assistenza ai clienti e ci sforziamo di mettere a disposizione di ciascun cliente un individuo in grado di offrire loro consulenza in merito ai requisiti di trading. Per qualsiasi domanda, si prega di inviare un messaggio all'indirizzo e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), Oppure di chiamarci 24 ore al giorno al numero telefonico +357-252-03605.
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Payment of $13,000 have been made today and here is the tt swift copy
Mike Wong (Mr.)/International business manager
Bellon Technology (Tianjin) Co.,Ltd
Subject: Trade Monitoring Report as at 30th October
We have received the initial report on the monitoring that commenced on Friday last week.
From the report,
Under-pricing is still prevalent across the STPs and the territories.
The alignment is not respected as STPs still stock products from multiple partners – there are even STPs with products from as many as 5 partners.
A number of partners are selling across both Lagos 1 and Lagos 2 territories.
Key challenge, however, is distinguishing between the TP branch offices and the STP outlets – your DAEs will be engaging you with the details of the report and verifying the actual number and location of your branch offices for inclusion in the monitoring framework.
We believe, that Friday till now has been sufficient time to mop up in the trade and ensure appropriate pricing. The monitoring continues and all defaulter will have to take responsibility for his or her actions.
Like I mentioned, your DAEs will be engaging you with the details as they pertain to your stock from tomorrow morning.
Tajudeen Omokide | Senior Manager, Sales
Subject: Thank you for your payment
This is confirmation that your payment on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:09:52 +0000 for
USD 7900.00 has been accepted by the NYC Department of Finance. Your Credit Card statement
will show an entry from Parking Fines NYCGOV. Please read the attachment and save
it in case you have any questions about the items that you have paid.
Subject: Outstanding invoice
We have requested our bank to confirm the exchange rates and arrange the payment.
our bank has processed your payment of outstanding invoice
alos confirm attached invoice details that is OK. .
Subject: THE DETAILS YOU NEED
KINDLY FIND ATTACHED YOUR PAYMENT DETAILS.
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