Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a photo for the recipient. The email attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the photo. However, the .rar
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 (RuleID6650KVR) may contain the following files:
mms. image- id 4333673883.zip
mms. image- id 7590483044.jpg.exe
file in the Photo_22_07_2013_ID659376522.rar
attachment has a file size of 130,560 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x6CF4C74EA1FDBC020858A11B76E108B0
The mms. image- id 7590483044.jpg.exe file in the mms. image- id 4333673883.zip attachment has a file size of 92,672 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x9794A12481B1FA45DC740CDF2CBD1994
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: You Got MMS ID 8778152000
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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