2013 December 24 15:36 GMT
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8321) may contain the following files:
The Ref_12242013.exe file in the Ref_0930365.zip attachment has a file size of 12,800 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xC77DD48C57156A20F0E32022E489546E
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
> Subject: Successful Receipt of Online Submission for Reference 0930365
Thank you for sending your VAT Return online. The submission for reference 0930365 was successfully received on Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:18:47 +0800 and is being processed. Make VAT Returns is just one of the many online services we offer that can save you time and paperwork.
For the latest information on your VAT Return please open attached report.
The original of this email was scanned for viruses by the Government Secure Intranet virus scanning service supplied by Cable&Wireless Worldwide in partnership with MessageLabs. (CCTM Certificate Number 2009/09/0052.) On leaving the GSi this email was certified virus free.
Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for legal purposes.
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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