Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Details Email Messages on December 22, 2013

2013-12-23T13:41:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-32260
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-12-23T13:41:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32260

First Published:

2013 December 23 13:41 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam email messages that claim to contain product purchase details 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 (RuleID8296) may contain the following files:

> Buono regalo Pixmania.zip
Buono regalo Pixmania.scr

The Buono regalo Pixmania.scr file in the Buono regalo Pixmania.zip attachment has a file size of 161,792 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xC80EB488E775358892C85503B062291A

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

> Message Body:

Gentile Sig./Sig.ra
Dean ha deciso di offrirti 1 buono(i)-regalo da usare sul nostro sito.
Valore: 22.65 EUR
Il tuo codice: attaccato alla lettera
Data di scadenza: 2014-02-02
Approfittane
Come usare un buono regalo?
1. Scegli il prodotto che desideri ordinare nel catalogo da più di un milione di articoli di Pixmania.com.
2. Clicca su "Aggiungi al carrello" ed effettua il tuo ordine.
3. Alla fase "Pagamento", indica il codice del buono regalo nell'apposito spazio, poi convalida. Ricorda
che è possibile aggiungere altri buoni regalo per pagare il tuo ordine.
4. Non ti resta che goderti i prodotti acquistati.

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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Revision History

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