Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Vehicle Authorization Form Attachment Email Messages on October 15, 2013

2013-10-15T20:17:06
ID CISCO-THREAT-31272
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-15T20:17:06

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31272

First Published:

2013 October 15 20:17 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a vehicle authorization form 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 .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7448) may contain the following files:

>
Form_finaledgedev.com_buthvd.zip
FORM_101513.exe

The FORM_101513.exe file in the Form_finaledgedev.com_buthvd.zip attachment has a file size of 24,576 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x263ACD9FBCFDB78448FF6B11C9B506B4

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

>
Subject: Annual Form - Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business

Message Body:

All employees need to have on file this form STD 261 (attached). The original is retained by supervisor and copy goes to Accounting. Accounting need this form to approve mileage reimbursement.
The form can be used for multiple years, however it needs to re-signed annually by employee and supervisor.
Please confirm all employees that may travel using their private car on state business (including training) has a current STD 261 on file. Not having a current copy of this form on file in Accounting may delay a travel reimbursement claim.

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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