Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Interest Rate Change Notification Email Messages on January 27, 2014

2014-01-27T18:24:48
ID CISCO-THREAT-32584
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-01-27T18:24:48

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32584

First Published:

2014 January 27 18:24 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8639) may contain the following files:

> _Service.zip
Service.Pdf_.exe

The Service.Pdf_.exe file in the _Service.zip archive has a file size of 81,920 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x9144795F0658D772F158085B1582ABBC

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

> Subject: 7586515

Message Body:

Gentile
Interessi al tasso del mese prossimo sara cambiato. Le informazioni contenute nel seguente documento
hxxp: //victoria-n.do.am/Service.zip
Un partner affidabile nel mondo degli affari. Tel.Fax.: +39 (11) 5753450

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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