Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain personal details of the sender for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to persuade the recipient to open the link to view the profile and photos. However, the link redirects to a malicious .htm
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5420) may contain the following files:
The Contract_Scan_IM5096.htm file size is unavailable. The MD5 checksum is also unavailable.
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Fwd: 5 Forwarded Messages
My best wishes to you!
I am Ksenya, 22 y.o,
I am looking for man to have a strong family.
I am on-line now, let`s chat?
my profile and new photos are here:
New free services! check info at the site!
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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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