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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Business Complaint E-mail Messages on March 8, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:28536
Version:1
First Published:2013 March 08 21:27 GMT
Last Published:2013 March 08 21:27 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on March 8, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a compliant notification from Dun & Bradstreet for the recipient. The text in the message body attempts to persuade the recipient to open an attachment to view further details. 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 (RuleID5489) may contain the following files:

Case_29821TDF.exe
Case_29821TDF.zip

The Case_29821TDF.exe file in the Case_29821TDF.zip attachment has a file size of 94,720 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xD37FC9FE57E2058ECA9006A08A199FCF

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

Subject: FW : Complaint - 7247527

Message Body:

Dun & BradStreet
New Inquiry
New Complaint : 7247527
Dun & Bradstreet has received the above-referenced complaint from one of your customers regarding their dealings with you. The details of the consumer's concern are included on the reverse. Please review this matter and advise us of your position.
In the interest of time and good customer relations, please provide the DnB with written verification of your position in this matter by March 12, 2013. Your prompt response will allow DnB to be of service to you and your customer in reaching a mutually agreeable resolution. Please inform us if you have contacted your customer directly and already resolved this matter.
The Dun & Bradstreet develops and maintains Reliability Reports on companies across the United States and Canada . This information is available to the public and is frequently used by potential customers. Your cooperation in responding to this complaint becomes a permanent part of your file with the Better Business Bureau. Failure to promptly give attention to this matter may be reflected in the report we give to consumers about your company.
We encourage you to print this complaint (attached file), answer the questions and respond to us.
We look forward to your prompt attention to this matter.
To ensure delivery of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. emails to your inbox and to enable images to load in future mailings, please add alerts@dandb.com to your email address book or safe senders list.
Privacy and Unsubscribe Notice:
To unsubscribe or modify your email alert settings, please login to your account, click "alerts", select "alert settings", and choose the email settings you wish to disable then click "save" to make the desired changes. Your privacy is important to us, please see our privacy policy. To view our terms of service, please click here If you have any questions, email us at customerservice@DandB.com. Please do not reply to this email.
2012 Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. 103 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078


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
 
Initial Release


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

Primary Products:
IntelliShieldThreat Outbreak Alert Original Release Base

Associated Products:
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