Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to Italian-language spam e-mail messages that claim to contain an invoice payment 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 (RuleID5778) may contain the following files:
The bonifico relativo.doc.scr
file in the bonifico relativo.doc.zip
attachment has a file size of 348,160 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF29C217F2CFA2C0DAFF592F011FF0D53
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
La presente per comunicarVi che,
nonostante i ns.precedenti solleciti non abbiamo ancora ricevuto il bonifico relativo alle fatture sottoallegate.
Per altre informazioni ? possibile chiamare il numero verde 801 19 19 19 o rivolgersi alle Filiali della Banca d'Italia
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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