Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Italian Download Link Notification Email Messages on October 12, 2013

2013-10-14T19:29:21
ID CISCO-THREAT-31238
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-14T19:29:21

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31238

First Published:

2013 October 14 19:29 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam email messages that claims to contain a download link for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to follow a link and view the details. However, the link directs the user to a malicious .zip file containing an .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7410) may contain the following files:

> fatturaEni_fdp.zip
_FATTUR~1.EXE _

The FATTUR~1.EXE file in the fatturaEni_fdp.zip attachment has a file size of 672,256 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x75A6BCB714670FCB33B23A47274410A1

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

> Message Body:

Gentile cliente,
La sua fattura e' disponile.Potra' visualizzarla e scaricarla cliccando il link in basso.
hxxps: //www.eni.com"
ENI. Tutti i diritti riservati.

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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