Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Photo Sharing Email Messages on September 3, 2013

2013-09-05T19:18:25
ID CISCO-THREAT-30667
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-05T19:18:25

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30667

First Published:

2013 September 5 19:18 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Portuguese-language spam email messages that claim to contain a photo for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the link to view the photo. However, the link redirects to a .zip file containing a malicious .cpl file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7016) may contain the following files:

> Visualizar.PDF.zip
Visualizar.PDF.cpl

The Visualizar.PDF.cpl file in the Visualizar.PDF.zip archive has a file size of 48,128 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x0A05B762FB79D39BB6F033BCB5D2B782

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

> Subject: 5:01:39 AM - Oiii achei as fotos que te falei...

Message Body:

Oiiie Td bem?
Achei aquelas fotos que estava procurando lembra?
Visualizar.JPG
5:01: 39 AM5:01 AM9/3/2013Tuesday, September 03, 20135:01 AM5:01 AM5:01:39 AM

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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