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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Video File E-mail Messages on December 10, 2012

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:27466
Version:3
First Published:2012 November 21 13:48 GMT
Last Published:2012 December 10 15:48 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on December 10, 2012.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a video file for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to download the video to view the details. However, the attachment contains a malicious .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4823 and RuleID4823KVR) may contain the following files:

play.exe
Home_List.exe

The play.exe file has a file size of 273,920 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF484879E984DF1E43679A57DC7DB524B

A variant of play.exe has an approximate file size of 181,248 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xcd4a6aa972c965803a47330d21ef87cb

The Home_List.exe file has a file size of 114,688 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x12729FA1A3E39EE4613CA2CD6D6CF982

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

Subject: Saturday, Nov. 17 2012 Video

Message Body:

Hi Larissa this is Josilyn Barrios regarding the accident that occurred on Woodbridge Ave. in Edison this past Saturday, Attached is the video surveillance from Dunkin Donuts. I hope you are able to see it. If not let me know and I will try again. Thank You.
Best Regards,
Josilyn

Or

Subject: Find cheap properties round the world

Message Body:

RE/MAX MISSION REALTY
Dear Friend ,
You might be interested on these properties. Make guaranteed 70% return on investment now.
To check these properties out, CLICK HERE and log in with your email.
Mamento Lontoro
RE/MAX MISSION REALTY
(805) 737-1018
mamento@remax.com


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 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. E-mail 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 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
 
Version 2, December 10, 2012, 9:19 AM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on December 7, 2012.

Version 1, November 21, 2012, 9:48 AM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on November 20, 2012.


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

Primary Products:
IntelliShieldThreat Outbreak Alert Original Release Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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