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Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake German-Language Debt Collection E-mail Messages on November 14, 2012

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:27423
Version:1
First Published:2012 November 15 12:09 GMT
Last Published:2012 November 15 17:09 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on November 14, 2012.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to German-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a debt collection notification for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .zip attachment contains a malicious .pdf file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4807) may contain the following files:

Mahnkosten 4791352.zip
Rechnung.pdf

The Rechnung.pdf file size and MD5 checksum are unavailable.

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

Subject: 20217k2wb, Abmahnung Auftrag: 1470930751

Message Body:

Hallo 20217k2wb,
bereits in unserer Email vom 11.10.2012 wurden Sie informiert, dass die offene Rechnung von 1939,86 Euro immer noch nicht bezahlt wurde. Mit diesen Brief bitten wir Sie Ihrer Pflicht nachzukommen.
Weil dies die zweite Aufforderung ist, die Sie über Ihre Schulden warnt, sind wir gezwungen Ihnen die Kosten von 20,00 Euro ebenfalls zu der noch offenen Forderung, als Mahnung in Rechnung stellen.
Wir bitten Sie, den offenen Betrag bis zum 23.12.2012 auf das angegebene Konto zu übersenden.
Sonst sind wir gezwungen, unsere Rechnung durch ein Inkassobüro einzuklagen.
Rechnung und Rechnung finden Sie im Zusatzordner.
Ihr Kundensupport
WolffOnlineShop AG
Firmensitz Aken
Steuer Nummer: DE478839364
Verantwortlicher: Felix Lehmann

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.

Related Links
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations
Cisco Threat Operations Center
Cisco SenderBase Security Network
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
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Associated Products:
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