Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-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 .zip
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
(RuleID5619 and RuleID5619KVR
) may contain the following files
file in the photo1.zip
attachment has a file size of 104,960 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x2B70BED1AC926F1627CCC6410AE0BE7D
The photo2.scr file in the photo2.zip attachment has a file size of 96,768 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x134F4415CB7EB25104CCBBF59455960E
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Sono felice di scriverti!
iao, ho trovato il tuo profilo su un sito di incontri easyrencontre.com
Vi mando la mia foto e il video saluto. Spero che vi piaccia e si impara il mio profilo.
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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