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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake German Dating Solicitation E-mail Messages on May 2, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:29207
Version:1
First Published:2013 May 03 16:28 GMT
Last Published:2013 May 03 16:28 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security has detected significant activity on May 2, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to German-language spam e-mail messages that claims to contain an online dating request 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 (RuleID5955) may contain the following files:

photos.rar
me_sexy.scr

The me_sexy.scr file in the photos.rar attachment has a file size of 136,192 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x3B9F5A1C410F37DDDCC291D3936161EB

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

Message Body:

guten Abend dear.! This ist Ekaterina.
Ich komme aus Russland. Ich bin Drei?ig ein. Meine Korpergro?e ist 176 cm und wiegt 54 kg.  Ich habe nie uber das Internet kennen, also ging ich zu einem der Online-Dating-Agentur und leider kann ich nicht an seinen Namen erinnern.
Ich sah dein Profil auf einer der Internet Dating-Website, und sie gab mir Ihre E-Mail-Adresse und sagte mir, dass ich Ihnen schrieb.
Trennte ich mich mit einem Mann vor 1 Jahr und jetzt bin ich fur Mann fur ernste Beziehung in einem anderen Land suchen, da ich sehr in russische Manner enttauscht bin.
Sorry, dass ich storen.
Der Zweck meiner Bekannten uber das Internet zu finden nicht nur Freundschaft, Liebe und seine zweite Halfte.
Ich denke, wir konnen ein Die Schonen Verhaltnis in Zukunft entwickeln werden einander naher. Unsere Kommunikation wird zu etwas Gro?erem zu wachsen, und wir werden in der Lage sein, Sie zu treffen. Ich hoffe, du wirst mit mir reden und mich nicht ignorieren und mein Schreiben.  Wenn ich Sie Interesse und mochten Sie es mich wissen, ich werde fur Ihre Antwort auf meine personliche Mailbox warten.
In diesem Brief, so sende ich Ihnen mein foto fur Sie eine Idee von mir zu haben. Daruber hinaus habe ich auch wirklich wollen, Sie zu sehen und Sie bitten, schicken Sie mir Ihr Foto und schreiben Sie bitte Ihren richtigen Namen! Ich hoffe, dass Sie mir antworten.
ES IST SEHR wichtig!!!
Ich freue mich nur ernsthafte Beziehung! Es gibt keine Spiele und virtuellen Sex!
Take care , EKaterina.

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