Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Photo Sharing E-mail Messages on January 18, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:27895
Version:2
First Published:2013 January 16 17:38 GMT
Last Published:2013 January 18 14:58 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on January 18, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a personal photograph for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the 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 (RuleID5080 and RuleID5080KVR) may contain any of the following files:

sexy.zip
sexy.scr
bale.scr
Transfer..zip

The sexy.scr file in the sexy.zip attachment has a file size of 114,688 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x640E5AC2CA45EC7CA5234514C3803F2C

The bale.scr  file in the Transfer..zip attachment has a file size of 253,299 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x02360C585CD23B39EAF3ABB9D2133923

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

Message Body:

Ciao!

Il mio nome è Aurora. Voglio dire di me è che sono una ragazza molto socievole.
Sono molto felice. Mi piace cucinare e fare sport. Non ho mai nascondere i miei sentimenti, sempre parlare direttamente!
Mi piacerebbe incontrare qualcuno che mi capisce!
I miei amici dicono di me è che sono una ragazza molto socievole e notevole.
Potrei parlare di me troppo, ma è la cosa più importante che vorrei dire su di me.
Ho guardato il tuo profilo in agenzia. e tu vieni da me.
Lascio il mio indirizzo email.
Nel corso della corrispondenza, si potrebbe imparare di più gli uni degli altri.
Forse il nostro rapporto si è evoluto in un qualcosa di più.
Ecco la mia foto per ricordare a me stesso.

Or
Subject: Out going wire transfer ( High Priority)

Message Body:

Dear Customer,
Your wire transfer instruction of $12,560 have been received as advised. Please donwload/view the attachment and get back to us immediately for futher action.
Wire Transfer Department.

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 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 web security appliances will not be impacted by these attacks. Cisco 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 1, January 16, 2013, 8:38 AM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on January 15, 2013.



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

Primary Products:
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Associated Products:
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