Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Property Foreclosure Notification Email Messages on July 9, 2013

2013-07-10T15:52:25
ID CISCO-THREAT-30015
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-10T15:52:25

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30015

First Published:

2013 July 10 15:52 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a property foreclosure 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 (RuleID6534) may contain the following files:

> Property.Pdf.zip
Order.Pdf.exe

The _Order.Pdf.exe _file in the _Property.Pdf.zip _attachment has a file size of 1,011,341 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xD912111E95677790BF9BAE2B2ECA1C60

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

> Subject: FORECLOSURE ISSUES OVER COMPANY PROPERTIES

Message Body:

Hi,
Please see the attached for your perusal. Kindly process and revert to us as soon as possible. There is 40% Equity in the attached Properties, but bad credit has crippled in so much. Kindly check the properties and offer a flexible deal to avert foreclosure due in 4 weeks.
Cordially,
Mr. Alan Hares
Sales Manager
WHEELER ZAMARONI STONE FABRICATION
3500 Petaluma Hill Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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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