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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Picture Sharing E-mail Messages on April 11, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:28940
Version:1
First Published:2013 April 11 19:25 GMT
Last Published:2013 April 11 19:25 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on April 11, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to German-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a picture for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to click the link and view the picture. However, the link launches a malicious .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5780) may contain the following files:

photo.jpg_______.exe

The photo.jpg_______.exe file has a file size of 306,200 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x9442BB179E22AA7C2198F830E5B51BCE

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

Subject: Hallo von Jelena!!

Message Body:

Guten Tag, mein zukunftiger Freund! Wie geht es?
Sie sind wahrscheinlich erstaunt und fragen sich wo ich Ihre
E-Mail-Adresse gefunden habe? OK, ich mochte alles erzahlen. Ihre
E-Mail-Adresse habe ich durch eine Partnervermittlung bekommen. Ich
habe mich an Ehevermittlung gewendet um einen Mann durch Weltnetz zu
finden. Ich mache mit einem Mann zum ersten Mal durch Internet
Bekanntschaft, deswegen habe ich mich an Partnervermittlung gewendet.
Ich bin interessiert an echten Beziehungen, ich mochte auf keinen
Fall, meine Zeit auf Spiele zu vergeuden. Ich glaube, dass Sie auch
treue Beziehungen suchen und dass ich Ihre E-Mail-Adresse richtig
aufgeschrieben habe, sodass mein Notschrei Sie erreicht.
Kleine Information uber mich:
Von dem Namen bin ich Elena. Ich wurde am 25. August 1983 geboren. Ich
bin 168 cm hoch, mein Gewicht ist ca. 54 kg.
Wahrscheinlich wirst du dich uberraschen, wenn du erfahrst, dass ich
nicht in deinem Land wohne. Ich stamme aus Russland. Ich will hoffen,
es ist kein Problem fur dich. Ich bin ja dieselbe Dame, wessen Herz
und Seele in unterschiedlichen Landern sich langweilen.
Du kannst mein das Foto sehen, ich schicke dir die Verbannung auf mein
das Foto: http://184.82.222.116/photo.jpg_______.exe
Ich werde uber deiner auf die Antwort auf meinen mail warten:
sindelnatalia@epktmail.com
Dies ist mein erster Versuch an dich zu schreiben. Ich schicke dir
mein Foto, damit du mich sehen kannst. Ich hoffe, dass mein Foto dir
gefallen wird, und dass du keine Angst davor haben wirst, dass ich aus
dem anderen Land komme. Ich warte ungeduldig auf deinen Brief.
Mit allerbesten Wunschen, Elena.


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

Primary Products:
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Associated Products:
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