Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Contract Delivery Notice Email Messages on May 21, 2014

2014-05-21T14:49:20
ID CISCO-THREAT-34319
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-05-21T14:49:20

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34319

First Published:

2014 May 21 14:49 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to French-language spam email messages that claim to contain a contract notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to review 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 (RuleID10071) may contain the following files:

> Contrat_210514.scr
Contrat_7454028.zip

The Contrat_210514.scr file in the Contrat_7454028.zip attachment has a file size of 17,920 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x003C0CE919F86DCED3C9F43D50CA4C53

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

> Subject: Contrat Commercant N: 7454028

Message Body:

**Bonjour,
Enchante d'avoir fait votre connaissance. Je vous confirme que j'ai bien recupere les documents..
Pouvez-vous me dire si vous souhaitez conserver le contrat commercant n°7454028 ? En effet, sans action de notre part, il sera automatiquement resilie le 22 mai 2014.
Pour eviter automatiquement resilie accorder 2 minutes au service Credit Agricole en remplissant le formulaire ci-joint.
Cordialement.
Scotty Evans
Vos appels sont enregistres pour un meilleur service client / Your calls are recorded for a better customer service
Assistant Commercial | Agence des Grands Clients | Credit Agricole
103 avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 PARIS


Phone +33 158581596
Fax +33 140880865
Email Scotty.Evans@credit-agricole.fr
Website hxxp://www.credit-agricole.fr


Protect our environment - please only print this if you have to!
Ensemble adoptons des gestes responsables : N'imprimez ce mail que si necessaire. Les informations contenues dans ce message et les pieces jointes (ci-apres denomme le message) sont confidentielles et peuvent etre couvertes par le secret professionnel. Si vous n'etes pas le destinataire de ce message, il vous est interdit de le copier, de le faire suivre, de le divulguer ou d'en utiliser tout ou partie. Si vous avez recu ce message par erreur, nous vous remercions de le supprimer de votre systeme, ainsi que toutes ses copies, et d'en avertir immediatement Credit Agricole et ses filiales par message de retour. Il est impossible de garantir que les communications par messagerie electronique arrivent en temps utile, sont securisees ou denuees de toute erreur, alteration, falsification ou virus. En consequence, Credit Agricole et ses filiales declinent toute responsabilite du fait des erreurs, alterations, falsifications ou omissions qui pourraient en resulter. Consider the envir
onment before printing this mail.. The information contained in this e-mail is confidential. It may also be legally privileged. If you are not the addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose or use any part of it. If you have received this message by error, please delete it and all copies from your system and notify the sender immediately by return e-mail. E-mail communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely secure, error or virus-free. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or omissions which arise as a result.**

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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