Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain an airline ticket purchase notification for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to open the link to download and print the ticket. However, the link directs to a .zip
file that contains a malicious .pif
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5787) may contain the following files:
file in the pdf_ticket_CA2940746YUL.zip
attachment has a file size of 214,016 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xDD612EB27994728DA66DC69A66E9A2B6
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Your Order#483659436 - APPROVED
Your credit card has been successfully processed.
FLIGHT NUMBER CA2940746YUL
DATE & TIME / April 12th, 2013, 12:50 AM
ARRIVING / Montreal
TOTAL PRICE / 426.58 CAD
Please download and print your ticket from the following URL : https://www.aircanada.com/travelInformation/viewOrderInfo.do?ticket_number=483659436&acton=download&fid=CA2940746YUL
For more information regarding your order, contact us by visiting : http://www.aircanada.com/en/customercare/index.html
Thank you for choosing Air Canada
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.
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