Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Software Offer Email Messages on December 9, 2013

2013-12-10T14:07:23
ID CISCO-THREAT-32100
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-12-10T14:07:23

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32100

First Published:

2013 December 10 14:07 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a software offer 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 (RuleID8175) may contain the following files:

> NameBracker.zip
NameBracker.scr

The NameBracker.scr file in the NameBracker.zip attachment has a file size of 272,406 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xD27CC8FCA12014F5DD28A9DC135EE830

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

> Subject: Your Name Has the Secret

Message Body:

Your full name contains the secret of your seccess!
Find out what you are ment for with this Name Bracker software!
Try it for free!
Your personal password for archive "secret777"
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO EMAIL DISCLAIMER:

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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