Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Italian Online Dating Request E-mail Messages on March 1, 2013
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2013 March 08 21:25 GMT
2013 March 08 21:25 GMT
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on March 1, 2013.
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain an online dating request 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 .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5428) may contain any of the following files:
The videolife.scr file in the videolife.zip attachment has a file size of 327,804 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x93EF7E4E34C4113480A276C853BD62FA
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Ciao! Come stai? Spero di avere tutto in ordine .. Il mio nome e
Spero che non vi annoiero con la mia lettera ... Voglio parlarvi di me
stesso. Ho 21 anni. mi auguro che che io non ti disturbare con la mia
lettera. Io sono una donna vera, che ha l'obiettivo di trovare una
persona, chi si prendera cura di me e che mi ami. Sto cercando una
persona, per un amico, per la mia seconda parte dell'anima. Voglio
amare ed essere amati.
Recentemente ho visitato un sito di dating elianomonti.it , e visto il tuo profilo.
E'bene che hai lasciato e il tuo indirizzo e-mail .. Ora posso
scrivere! Non ho mai avuto conoscenza tramite internet e voglio
conoscerti meglio .. Saro felice se mi rispondi presto e dimmi un po
'di te! Ti mandero la mia foto, e io saro grato se mi mandi qualche
tua foto! Aspettero per la Sua lettera!
E presto! Il tuo nuovo amico Herda!
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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
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