Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that contain an attachment for the recipient. The email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. 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 (RuleID6679 and RuleID6679KVR) may contain the following files:
The nice girl.exe
file in the nice girl.zip
attachment has a file size of 123,018 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xFDE28F434F6C056A39E723731ECFEDE1
The Beautiful girl.exe
file in the Beautiful girl.zip
attachment has a file size of 123,018 bytes. The MD5 checksumcis the following string: 0x441591E680FEC6F43BB24A87BBB45A08
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: nice girl
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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