Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an airline ticket purchase notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the link to download and print the airline ticket. However, the link contains a .zip
file with a malicious .scr
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID8582) may contain the following files:
file in the pdf_ticket_DT83018202.zip
archive has a file size of 336,384 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF20AE48F1E6B7FF838EEA01E556321A6
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Your Order#8216340185 - APPROVED
Your credit card has been successfully processed.
FLIGHT NUMBER DT83018202US
DATE & TIME / JAN 24, 2014, 14:27
ARRIVING / Washington
TOTAL PRICE / 503.78 USD
Please download and print your ticket from the following URL :
For more information regarding your order, contact us by visiting :
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.
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