Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Eviction Notice Email Messages on January 31, 2014

2014-01-31T15:09:27
ID CISCO-THREAT-32642
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-03T14:25:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32642

First Published:

2014 January 31 15:09 GMT

Last Updated:

2014 February 3 14:25 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an eviction notice for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to 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 (RuleID8700 and RuleID8700KVR) may contain the following files:

> Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N040-63.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N425-20.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N383-96.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N390-29.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N727-73.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N721-79.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N472-33.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N824-31.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N931-46.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N656-02.zip
Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N973-96.zip
Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe

The Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N040-63.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x67613F7E21F040A65C9389FD4A26B720

A variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N425-20.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xC6F7FA15577236F471895E0A3BFCFECE

A third variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N383-96.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x505DDEDD1D4FA5BA6CD923A91B2FC6

A fourth variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N390-29.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xFD1AC75320F0655320193F9F7DD35413

A fifth variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N727-73.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x2AEE59C4FA90898910F8FC41A11B6043

A sixth variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N721-79.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6FA742D97F5D191D41317C184E7C5C9C

A seventh variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N472-33.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xC9E19948C8DAA611E9FCF949E2BEBE90

An eighth variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N824-31.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xB2FA6588C258000471A0D4C35AC02E24

A ninth variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N633-43.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x3E3B08ED559AE3C08AEFF5AEBF4E7A5C

A tenth variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N931-46.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6FA742D97F5D191D41317C184E7C5C9C

A 11th variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N656-02.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6FA742D97F5D191D41317C184E7C5C9C

A 12th variant of the Copy_Lawsuit_Details _Court _Bailiff.exe file in the Lawsuit_Details _Attache_N973-96.zip attachment has a file size of 188,928 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE085866B4060137C863DC8325C2433C2

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

> Subject: Urgent eviction notification No2412

Message Body:

Eviction letter,
You are hereby notified that your tenancy of the premises specified
in the attachment to this letter is terminated on 03/02/2014 and on that day
you will be required to quit the occupied premises.
If you do not move until the specified date you will be fined
and held administratively or criminally liable.
Court bailiff,
Linda Tailor

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

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on January 31, 2014. | | 2014-February-03 14:25 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on January 31, 2014. | | 2014-January-31 15:09 GMT
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