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Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Future of Digital Marketing Event Notification E-mail Messages on March 25, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:28720
Version:1
First Published:2013 March 25 17:36 GMT
Last Published:2013 March 25 17:36 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on March 25, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain an invitation for a Future of Digital Marketing event 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 .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5633) may contain the following files:

Future of Digital Marketing programme.exe
Future of Digital Marketing programme.zip

The Future of Digital Marketing programme.exe file in the Future of Digital Marketing programme.zip attachment has a file size of 81,408 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x519B5B853D65F52DDFD87F1931234954

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

Subject: Future of Digital Marketing invitation

Message Body:

Future of Digital Marketing
#################################
Programme
Registration will open from 08.15, with the day ending at 17.30. A full
programme you can find in attached document.
#################################
Date 6th June 2013 (9:15am – 5:30pm)
Venue Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Duration 1 day
Cost €600.00
#################################
Overview
The next will be the now in about 18 months.
Digital marketing moves faster than any other market on earth. That makes
peering into the future a kind of mission-critical activity.
But by ‘the future’ we don’t mean five years away – that would be
ridiculous.  We mean the next 12-18 months. A timescale you can do something
about; a timescale you can build into your plans.
The Future of Digital Marketing (FODM), now in its 8th year, is the only
place all year where senior digital marketers (client-side and agency) can
do three things:
Get a quick, concentrated dose of insight into what’s around the corner
Compare notes with the most ambitious, innovative and interesting
marketers in the game.
Get a potent shot of adrenalin to take back to the office.In just one day, learn about the future of digital marketing from those
leading the way.
Get inside the minds of expert practitioners and leading
thinkers to find out what needs to be in your development plans if you're to
be amongst the best.Think of it as Europe’s mini SXSW – but for digital marketers only. Served
up in three big chunks:The Art of the NowIt’s shaping your world right now – but you may not have noticed yet.
The Art of the NextLooking to the next 12-18 months – disruptions that could turn your plans
upside down.The 7x7 SeriesSeven seven-minute sessions on topics you need to know about – by the
people leading the change.Give us a day, we’ll give you a new perspective on your day job. With a
healthy wallop of ideas, inspiration and energy to bring back to the fray.The Bottom Line: miss FODM and you won’t know what hit you.

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
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Cisco Threat Operations Center
Cisco SenderBase Security Network
 
Alert History
 
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Product Sets
 
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