Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to Portuguese-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a profile picture for the recipient. The e-mail message appears to contain an attachment with the picture. However, the message contains a link that directs the user to a malicious .cpl file. When executed, the .cpl file attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID3532) may contain the following file: fotoperfil.cpl
The fotoperfil.cpl file has a file size of 60,416 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xA946E7E246A4930035EDFC14FF990343
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Oque houve.....
o que acounteceu que vc nao me add no MSN espero que nao tenha esquecido de mim,
bom estou te mandando a foto do perfil nao repara viu.
ah e ve se me add pra gente conversar bjos!!
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Cisco Security Intelligence Operations analysts examine real-world e-mail 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 e-mail security threats and trends. Cisco will continue to monitor this threat and automatically adapt IronPort systems to protect customers. This report will be updated if there are significant changes or if the risk to end users increases.
Cisco IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters protect customers during the critical period between the first exploit of a virus outbreak and the release of vendor antivirus signatures. E-mail that is managed by Cisco and end users who are protected by Cisco IronPort web security appliances will not be impacted by these attacks. Cisco IronPort appliances are automatically updated to prevent both spam e-mail and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.
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