Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Online Purchase Solicitation Email Messages on September 19, 2013

2013-09-20T16:16:31
ID CISCO-THREAT-30923
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-20T16:16:31

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30923

First Published:

2013 September 20 16:16 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam email messages that claims to contain an offer notification and sales agreement for the recipient. The message attempts to persuade the recipient to open the attachment to view the sales agreement. 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 (RuleID7156) may contain the following files:

> Accordo_Di_Vendita.zip
Accordo_Di_Vendita.exe

The Accordo_Di_Vendita.exe file in the Accordo_Di_Vendita.zip attachment has a file size of 491,563 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xB95728AB001B7DA903419DFA48DD62A5

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

> Message Body:

Ciao
La mia oferta è di 5,800 Euro. Prima di acquistare dovete compliare un breve accordo di vendita. Lo trovate allegato alla presente mail (funziona solo su PC). Appena lo compliate procedero all'acquisto dello stesso da ebay.
Grazie
Luca

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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