Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Account Request Notification Email Messages on December 9, 2013

2013-12-10T19:20:40
ID CISCO-THREAT-32101
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-12-10T19:20:40

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32101

First Published:

2013 December 10 19:20 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam email messages that claim to contain an account request notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the link to view the details. However, the link contains a .zip file containing a malicious _.ex_e file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8176) may contain the following files:

> Conferma.zip
_Conferma.Pdf_.exe _

The Conferma.Pdf_.exe file in the Conferma.zip archive has a file size of 167,008 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xE89E0970D078CE2CCA5950322BFD57BE

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

> Message Body:

Sent from Libero Mobile
Ciao, pillo.c.
La tua richiesta e fatta, e possibile visualizzare i dettagli su
hxxp: //www.avoiceovertexas.com/Forma/Conferma.zip?FnMWyh3=pillo.c@libero.it
Sempre in primo piano.
Tel.: +39 (55) 471 30 98

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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