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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Scanned Image Notification Email Messages on November 18, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:31807
Version:2
First Published:2013 November 18 21:10 GMT
Last Published:2013 November 19 14:14 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on November 18, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a scanned image for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the image. However, the .zip 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 (RuleID7917 and RuleID7917KVR) may contain the following files:

2013111512358512819.zip
2013111812398784524.exe
2013111512300669139.zip

The 2013111812398784524.exe file in the 2013111512358512819.zip attachment has a file size of 22,016 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xD9A58C6F377C9165B126115CE1DC339D

A variant of the 2013111812398784524.exe file in the 2013111512300669139.zip attachment has a file size of 22,016 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x8B7BA6159D9F7B4E492B5CF8CB3BA30A

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

Subject: Scan Data

Message Body:

Number of Images: 1
Attachment File Type: PDF

Cisco Security Intelligence Operations 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.

Related Links
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations
Cisco SenderBase Security Network
 
Alert History
 
Version 1, November 18, 2013, 9:10 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on November 18, 2013.


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
IntelliShieldThreat Outbreak Alert Original Release Base

Associated Products:
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