Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Service Providers Notification Email Messages on January 28, 2014

2014-01-29T17:21:13
ID CISCO-THREAT-32616
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-01-29T17:21:13

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32616

First Published:

2014 January 29 17:21 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a service provider 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 (RuleID8669) may contain the following files:

> Complaint_026483401160.zip
FMS-.exe

The FMS-.exe file in the Complaint_026483401160.zip attachment has a file size of 18,944 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x40AFE219C14A0A5F3A4DDD6C8E39BC23

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

> Subject: Fwd: 8 Forwarded Messages

Message Body:

Hello,
Greetings for the day!
"Please accept my apologies for writing this email without your prior permission."
I am Jennifer, Business Development Executive,
We are an USA and India based Web Design Company with primary focus on SEO, Website Designing & Development Organization. We offer big discounts on comprehensive SEO packages on the festive occasion of Christmas and New Year. These packages will help you to improve your sales figure during the festive season.We have 3+ years’ experience, 275+ Professionals, 200+ Projects (SEO, SMO, Design and Development)
As you know the goal of any online business is to perform and create maximum value in terms of new clientele/customers, visibility, exposure, ROI. SEO is the solution and following are the benefits into your pocket:
Top ranking on search engines + Maximum Revenue + Higher Brand visibility + Higher conversion rate + ROI
Please have a look at following services
• Web Designing (Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Div. Based Designing)
• Web Development (PhP, MySQL, Joomla, Word Press, Drupal, Magento Codeigniter)
• E-Commerce Solutions (OS Commerce, Zen Cart, Virtue Mart, Pay Pal, FedEx)
• SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
• PPC (Pay per Click)
• SMO etc.
Please also have a look at some SEO Work mentioned below:
>Keywords Analysis & Research
> Manually Directory Submissions
> Classifieds ads Submissions
> Press Release Distributions
> Web2.0/Blog Postings
> Article Submissions
> Social Bookmarking Submissions
> Website Themed Links
> Unique Article Writing
> Press Release Writing
> Keywords Mapping
> Keywords Density Check
> Content Optimization
> Keywords Proximity and Frequency
> Title Tag Change Suggestions
> Meta tags Change Suggestions
> Alt Tag Changes Suggestions
> HTML Site Map Suggestions
> XML Site Map Setup
> Anchor Text Optimization
> Interlinking Suggestions
> Google Analytics Setup
> Weekly Work Report
> Monthly Ranking Report
> Monthly Full Detailed SEO Work Report in Excel
Hence, we provide absolutely outstanding SEO Services to our clients in terms of performance, results and ROI. We use white hat SEO techniques for each website to give new boom to your online business.
We are available for your services here so please do let us know in case you are interested.
Thanks and Regards
Jennifer
Business Development Executive

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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