Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Turkish-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain status updates for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the new shared files. However, the .zip
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 (RuleID5084) may contain the following files:
file in the Facebook-GÃ¼ncelleÅŸtirmek.zip
attachment has a file size of 42,496 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xFC31A08E1E7C4A8B6EC2DDCC17CF8EAA
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Facebook Guncellestirmek
Facebook'ta kaçrmis olabileceginiz hareketlerden bazilarin burada bulabilirsiniz. Ekli dosyaya bak
2 diger arkadas Facebook'ta durum guncellemeleri, fotograflar ve daha baska gonderiler paylasti ekli dosyaya bak
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Cisco Security 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.
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