Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a notification from Facebook for the recipient. The text in the e-mail message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to download attached application. However, the .zip
attachment contains a malicious .exe
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6065) may contain the following files:
file in the robertmandich.zip
attachment has a file size of 147,968 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x7DC43E9343785DB933AA843AA4BCB0C3
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Greetings , your Facebook user is currently removed.
In the past months, facebook has been hacked so you are required to download the attached app. It will initiate a secure connection to our servers and your location can be secure.
We are attempting to contact all of our users fast but we have limited email ability. Our network would be very appreciative if you could send the attached application to your friends and relatives ASAP.
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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