Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Malicious Attachment Notification Email Messages on March 1, 2014

2014-03-03T15:06:28
ID CISCO-THREAT-33144
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-03-03T15:06:28

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33144

First Published:

2014 March 3 15:06 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to German-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 .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID9028) may contain the following files:

> 15368974.zip
15368974.scr

The 15368974.scr file in the 15368974.zip attachment has a file size of 146,432 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xFCB8F132235F4CD426C8231F0E5A7716

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

> Message Body:

Ihr Branchenbucheintrag ist nicht mehr aktuell und unvollständig
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
da Sie auf dem Postweg nicht zu erreichen waren, senden wir ihnen unseren diesjährigen Eintragungsantrag per Mail zu.
Hiermit teilen wir Ihnen mit, welche Daten in der Datenbank von den Branchenbuch Seiten öffentlich zu Ihrem Unternehmen Behrens Sicherheitstechnik einsehbar sind.
Bitte überprüfen Sie ebenso die Datei im Anhang. Sofern Interesse besteht, kann der Anhang per Fax an uns zurückgesendet werden.

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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