Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Debt Collection Notification Email Messages on October 1, 2013

2013-10-01T14:40:35
ID CISCO-THREAT-31067
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-01T14:40:35

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31067

First Published:

2013 October 1 14:40 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam email messages that claims to contain a debt collection 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 .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7275) may contain the following files:

> _PagamentoErrato.zip
PagamentoErrato.scr _

The PagamentoErrato.scr _file in the _PagamentoErrato.zip attachment has a file size of 110,592 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF726DDBC3EE94E31400753F36D143795

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

> Message Body:

**Buongiorno
con riferimento alle nostre precedenti comunicazioni rimaste del tutto prive di
riscontro, la presente per comunicare che non ricevendo il pagamento della
somma di cui all'oggetto entro 01/10/2013 ,
il recupero del Vs. debito verrà affidato ad una società esterna di recupero
crediti, con conseguente aggravio di costi a Vs. carico (spese fisse di apertura
pratica, oneri esattoriali, interessi moratori).
Vi preghiamo pertanto di effettuare il pagamento e di darcene immediata
comunicazione a mezzo fax (02-67626681)
Distinti saluti
Angela Li-Rosi
Recupero Crediti
FININT S.r.l.
Viale Lunigiana 35/37 - 20125 Milano
Tel 02-676262 - Fax 02-67626681
Email ltola@wufinint.it


A Fineffe Group Company:
Western Union-Finint
Italy, Spain , United Kingdom
Credit Planet
Italy
Mail Boxes Etc.
Italy, Spain , Germany , Austria
DFS - Direfarestampare
Italy, Spain , Germany , Austria


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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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