Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Anti-Money Laundering Training Notification E-mail Messages on April 17, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:29017
Version:1
First Published:2013 April 17 18:44 GMT
Last Published:2013 April 17 18:44 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on April 17, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain an anti-money laundering training notification 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 .rar 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 (RuleID5834) may contain the following files:

AML[1].CTFmanualeCompliance.rar
AML.CTFmanualeCompliance.scr


The AML.CTFmanualeCompliance.scr file in the AML[1].CTFmanualeCompliance.rar attachment has a file size of 1,351,168 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x68CD74B205AD54C53CC1DE496CB93252

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

Message Body:

Tutti gli operatori abilitati al servizio di Money Transfer devono
effettuare annualemtente un Training Antiriciclaggio allo scopo di adempiere
ai requisti imposti dalla Normativa Locale
Abbiamo provveduto a fornirTi il materiale per il
Training Antiriciclaggio dell anno corrente !


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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