Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Reward Notification Email Messages on January 27, 2014.

2014-01-28T21:09:05
ID CISCO-THREAT-32591
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-01-28T21:09:05

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32591

First Published:

2014 January 28 21:09 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a reward notification 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 .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8649) may contain the following files:

> _minanogawa.zip
minanogawa.exe _

The_ minanogawa.exe_ file in the minanogawa.zip attachment has a file size of 155,648 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x771EF30D70486374D4065E5F9F852A93

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

> Message Body:

There is a big reward offered for arresting the person connected to Paul Walker's mortal accident, as new footage offered by Los Angeles PD disclosed that a different car was involved. The film clearly shows a different white Dodge Viper SRT that was racing side by side with the red Carrera Walker was sitting in.
Sadly the other car had phony plates, and this took the detectives to a dead end. We have here a picture of the driver of the Dodge Viper! Anyone who has seen this person, is urgently requested to call 1-877-ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273) or 911. As soon as we receive enough data concerning the driver, we will reveal the whole truth about the crash.
Walker's relatives asked for silence about this tip and before we find the Viper SRT driver, we cannot divulge it.
A big reward is offered for any lead anyone can get concerning the Viper SRT driver that produced the red Porsche CarreraGT to smash and kill Paul Walker and his companion.
Again here is a photograph of the driver of the Dodge Viper!
IMPORTANT: you will only be able to read the picture by using a Windows OS

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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