Threat Outbreak Alert: Misleading Tourism Email Messages on June 13, 2014

2011-08-15T16:16:22
ID CISCO-THREAT-23905
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-06-16T13:32:18

Description

Low

Alert ID:

23905

First Published:

2011 August 15 16:16 GMT

Last Updated:

2014 June 16 13:32 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain "World Maps of Girls" for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to persuade the recipient to open the attachment to view the documents. 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 (RuleID2970KVR) may contain the following files:

> map_of_love-7291520.zip
Map_Of_Love_UID8299288568741432.doc_____.exe
Influenza.zip
medico 968WME6mS28MAxUwc3KBj8617ht14u.xlsx .exe

The Map_Of_Love_UID8299288568741432.doc_____.exe file in the map_of_love-7291520.zip attachment has a file size of 34,304 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x2299A5BF826DBDE5EB99B166BE382DA1

The medico 968WME6mS28MAxUwc3KBj8617ht14u.xlsx .exe file in the Influenza.zip attachment has a file size of 1,988,096 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE8526583896CBADDD2D67A46D778B5A5

The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:

> Subject: JULY-2011: LOVE PLACES OF GIRLS

Message Body:

**HELLO LOVE-TOURIST!
It is Novelty in tourism!

Check->>NEW PROJECT: WORLD MAP OF GIRLS<<- in Attached !

Best regards...

www.WorldMap.org**

Or

> Message Body:

Ciao Eraldo,
meglio che ci decidiamo prima che passino alle vie di fatto.
Cordialita',

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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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on June 13, 2014. | | 2014-June-16 13:32 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on August 13, 2011. | | 2011-August-15 16:16 GMT
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