Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Confidential Business Request Email Messages on June 27, 2013

2013-06-28T14:10:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-29834
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-06-28T14:10:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

29834

First Published:

2013 June 28 14:10 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a confidential business request 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 (RuleID6405) may contain the following files:

>
D_CONFIDENTIAL.rar
image.scr

The image.scr file in the D_CONFIDENTIAL.rar attachment has a file size of 307,252 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF7C7D01A8459FA7055C10620FA5178F0

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

>
Message Body:

Hello,
I bring to the table accounting and finance experience as you described and more that may also be of use.I will gladly want you to downlaod and run the CONFIDENTIAL package i have to share with you. And pls let me know when its done so that i can tell you what to do afterwards.
Regards
Marco Messina
Marco Messina
SW Angel Ventures LLC - SWANVENT
Park City Angels
Arizona Angels, ATIF
Park City, UT
Scottsdale, AZ
marco@angelpitchguy.com
http: //angelpitchguy.com

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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