Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Malicious Attachment Notification Email Messages on February 4, 2014.

2014-02-05T13:13:02
ID CISCO-THREAT-32724
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-05T13:13:02

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32724

First Published:

2014 February 5 13:13 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Portuguese-language spam email messages that claim to contain an attachment 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 .cpl file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8742) may contain the following files:

> FotoBook.zip
FotoBook.cpl

The FotoBook.cpl file in the FotoBook.zip attachment has a file size of 223,232 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF81A5A173E383EF9C686CD4FC0BB0E1A

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

> Message Body:

separei essas ai só pra vc, estão todas ai como anexo...
tem cada uma, não espalha tá !
o resto está no book.
depois que olhar me da um alô!
Beijosss...

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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