Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Personal Photos Email Messages on December 30, 2013

2014-01-03T15:17:38
ID CISCO-THREAT-32302
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-01-03T15:17:38

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32302

First Published:

2014 January 3 15:17 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain personal photos for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the photos. 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 (RuleID8351) may contain the following files:

> Bicini-photos.zip
P319.scr

The _P319.scr _file in the _Bicini-photos.zip _attachment has a file size of 799,833 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x3805EA83BB0C6B4E6626D1D7B1EC8755

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

> Message Body:

I am Nadya. I am from Russia. I would like to know you .
If you want, you can write me. I will send you a lot of my photos)))
I'll wait for your letter. Hope to get you letter tomorrow. I look forward to
kiss: ).
See you later

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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