Cisco Security has detected significant activity
related to Italian-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain order
information for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to follow the link and view the details.
However, the link directs the user to a malicious .exe
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4959) may contain the following files:
file in the Proposta_di_legge.zip
attachment has a file size of 511,136 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x48E9C68AC9122A1F1D2CA40A74AC9969
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Si ha emesso una fattura, ordine per la prenotazione e necessario leggere le istruzioni:
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.
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