Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Employment Opportunity Email Messages on February 27, 2014

2014-02-27T20:30:00
ID CISCO-THREAT-33110
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-27T20:30:00

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33110

First Published:

2014 February 27 20:30 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an employment opportunity for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment for further details. However, the .rar attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID9020) may contain the following files:

> Statement_02272014.rar
Statement_02272014.scr

The Statement_02272014.scr file in the Statement_02272014.rar attachment has a file size of 101,736 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x3563A1919A4FDA13466E084AB769490D

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

> Subject: Employment Proposition. OVERVIEW.

Message Body:

Hello customer!
Are you tired of interviewing and ready to start working?
A great job opportunity is open now!
Our organization has found your CV in an on-line resume base. It seems that you are a sutable candidate for a position of a "Check Assist Manager".
Job requirements include following:
- You should be of legal age 21+;
- Initiative and promptness in operations.
- Computer skills and email address;
- US residency.
- 1-2 hours of free time per day for communication and other purposes business hours;
- High School diploma is a must;
Hunger for Success is a MUST! Ideal candidate is accurate and self-motivated, has strong work ethic, a honesty, excellent verbal and written skills, strong computer skills and the ability to perform the duties independently.
Daily responsibilities:
- Other additional functions may be required
- Carrying out instructions
- Ensure accurate reporting
- Provide strong customer service in a timely manner
- Ensure daily job is completed in time
The starting salary is $500-$700 per week.
For more information and to apply, please register here
We believe that your experience will be among our valuable assets.
Sincerely,
Hiring Coordinator

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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