Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Online Gambling Bonus Offer Email Messages on September 10, 2013

2013-09-11T14:48:58
ID CISCO-THREAT-30738
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-11T14:48:58

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30738

First Published:

2013 September 11 14:48 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam email messages that claim to contain bonus offers for the recipient. The text in the email message instructs the recipient to follow a link to view the details. However, the link contains a .zip file containing a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the affected system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7062) may contain the following files:

>
codice bonus.zip
codice bonus.scr

The codice bonus.scr file in the codice bonus.zip archive has a file size of 69,632 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xC2899D551EA04CCE5B11FFB62DB487BA

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

>
Message Body:

Gentile Piero
Siamo lieti di offrire bonus autunno per i giocatori attivi Zuffle. I primi 200 giocatori sono
fortunati se hanno il tempo prima degli altri, utilizzare il codice bonus. Inserendo questo codice
si otterrà la versione completa senza pubblicità di Zuffle. Affrettatevi per non perdere le loro
possibilità. È necessario salvare ed eseguire il file allegato sul PC. Se siete tra i primi sul display
apparirà il codice bonus che vi permetterà di godere il gioco Zuffle a tutto volume.
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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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