Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain property sale details for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the property details. However, the .zip attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4137) may contain any of the following files:
HOT Properties Around you (RE-MAX).PDF.zip
HOT Properties Around you (RE-MAX).PDF.scr
The HOT Properties Around you (RE-MAX).PDF.scr file in the HOT Properties Around you (RE-MAX).PDF.zip attachment has a file size of 475,648 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x7264075E1D361F4D36FE7AFDCB088C77
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: RE: Hot Properties For Sales!!!!Affordable
Hot properties In your Location forsale, Check the attached PDF document for pictures and loads of more information.
Robert S. Merowitz, Principal
Universal Realty Corporation
Universal Management LLC
181 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
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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