Threat Outbreak Alert: Malicious Attachment Email Messages on August 26, 2013
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2013 August 26 17:46 GMT
2013 August 26 17:46 GMT
Cisco Security has detected significant activity on August 26, 2013.
Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that contain a malicious attachment. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .rar attachment contains a malicious .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6908) may contain the following files:
Samples Order List.rar
Samples Order List.exe
The Samples Order List.exe file in the Samples Order List.rar attachment has a file size of 340,480 bytes. The MD5 checksum, unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x83DA4DCBFDBF702FD10988742984FA36
Cisco Security analysts examine real-world email 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 email 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. Email 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 email and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
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