Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Photo Sharing Email Messages on January 20, 2014

2014-01-21T16:09:16
ID CISCO-THREAT-32501
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-01-21T16:09:16

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32501

First Published:

2014 January 21 16:09 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Portuguese-language spam email messages that claim to contain a photo for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the photo. However, the .zip attachment contains a malicious .cpl file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8555) may contain the following files:

> IMG_03122013_0911111.zip
IMG_03122013_0911111.cpl

The IMG_03122013_0911111.cpl file in the IMG_03122013_0911111.zip attachment has a file size of 221,184 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x190D2A2D954A7EDD97079DD1936597D7

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

> Subject: kkk que sacanagem foi esse q fizeram com vc ?

Message Body:

Essa fotos foi da festas do final de ano kkk ?

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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