Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Malicious Attachment Notification Email Messages on April 7, 2014

2014-04-08T13:16:54
ID CISCO-THREAT-33693
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-08T13:16:54

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33693

First Published:

2014 April 8 13:16 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a malicious attachment for the recipient. The email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the_ .rar_ 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 (RuleID9529) may contain the following files:

> _PO32123 and Design.rar
PO32123 and Design.exe _

The_ PO32123 and Design.exe in the PO32123 and Design.rar _file has a file size of 1,014,272 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xDEC83523714F671E7264B2D4FCB4004D

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

> Message Body:

To report this message as SPAM, please click the Send button. The email will be sent to our security team, who will use this information to improve our SPAM filters. Thank you for doing your part to improve the email security of our organization.

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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