Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Money Gram Fraud Notification Email Messages on February 27, 2014

2014-02-28T14:10:01
ID CISCO-THREAT-33112
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-28T14:10:01

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33112

First Published:

2014 February 28 14:10 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam email messages that claim to contain a Money Gram fraud 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 .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 (RuleID9021) may contain the following files:

> _sicurezza vi racomandiamo seguenti pasi.rar
sicurezza vi racomandiamo seguenti pasi.scr _

The sicurezza vi racomandiamo seguenti pasi.scr file in the _sicurezza vi racomandiamo seguenti pasi.rar _attachment has a file size of 1,083,392 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xFD848293449CC27046E0E1E5FBB39E05

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

> Message Body:

Abbiamo avuto in evidenza dei frodi ai danni del sistema Money Gram !!!
Per proteggere il vostro pc in massima sicurezza vi racomandiamo seguenti pasi!!!
(leggere il alegatto qui sopra) grazie per l"atenzione!!!
Francesca Cortese
Owned Agent Support Representative
Moneygram Payment Systems Italy

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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