Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a scanned document for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the document. However, the .zip
attachment contains a malicious .exe
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6277) may contain any of the following files:
file in the Scan_2898941_189293_291.zip
attachment has a file size of 115,712 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x7F504DBCD1DA82EB55B08521B88FC532
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre
Please download the document. It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox multifunction device.
File Type: pdf
Download: Scanned from a Xerox multi~4.pdf
multifunction device Location: machine location not set
Device Name: Xerox9453
For more information on Xerox products and solutions, please visit hxxp://www.xerox.com
Cisco Security analysts examine real-world email 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 email 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. Email 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 email and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.
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