Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Delivery Express Parcel Notification Email Messages on�August 25, 2015

2011-04-08T14:39:48
ID CISCO-THREAT-22891
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-08-27T13:02:20

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

22891

First Published:

2011 April 8 14:39 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 August 27 13:02 GMT

Version:

13

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that inform the recipient about a parcel delivery from Delivery Express. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view delivery 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 (RuleID2195KVR, RuleID971KVR, RuleID3325 and RuleID971) may contain any of the following files:

> doc.zip
doc.exe
Document.zip
document.zip
document.exe
notification.zip
notification.exe
Document.scr
_soft146.exe
readme.zip
readme.exe
File.zip
File.exe _

The document.exe file has a file size of 13,312 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x14252C2DA13810A9CBAAC0A914FDC48E

The doc.exe file has a file size of 13,312 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xFEEC74A2ED5A2781547B995E25B23F43

The notification.exe file has a file size of 13,312 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x398EF33A4E354B1A85A19F8288D84AC2

A variant of the document.exe file has a file size of 40,016 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x4431C79A0B6FD54FAAA9342D78F68678

A third variant of the document.exe file has a file size of 13,312 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6BFD5DA6E30A721F01A27F20F7030D11

A fourth variant of the document.exe file has a file size of 20,992 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE1DFC6C568A9CA3C4212610C24EADD68

A variant of the doc.exe file in the doc.zip attachment has a file size of 29,696 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x46857DEA3C11A3FBEA075E7D6982C9C3

A fifth variant of the the Document.exe file in the Document.zip attachment has a file size of 3,658,544 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xD208C1B162E0CE346C635E2D20F97DE9

The Document.scr file in the Document.zip attachment has a file size of 843,776 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x2EEC8E1481D5D7B8EFDE0DF2788DFC3F

A third variant of the_ doc.exe_ file in the doc.zip attachment has a file size of 273,609 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xFAD94EFF479BB5D4B35AAED5347260F0

A sixth variant of the_ Document.exe_ file in the Document.zip attachment has a file size of 583,687 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x1CAB6FE4C17BC753382B107C0B3CAC42

The soft146.exe file in the doc.zip attachment has a file size of 270,975 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xD4CEE6A5DD116FA7CE5C038B24D9475A

A seventh variant of the Document.exe file in the _Document.zip _attachment has a file size of 3,816,593 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE92E2200ADF1763B1391D67F2E0B980E

An eighth variant of the document.exe _file in the Document.zip _attachment has a file size of 709,601 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xCD1FAC3A665177B73262B3B3D6E20C0A

The readme.exe _file in the _readme.zip attachment has a file size of 20,480 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xBC12B2CA002CF749E5C967EDF84AD4E7

The_ File.exe file in the _File.zip attachment has a file size of 780,492 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6ABCED1ACEEF07AC7D48CEAD7108038C

The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:

> Subject: Express Delivery system notification

Message Body:

**Dear customer

The parcel was sent your home address
And it will arrive within 10 business days

are attached in document below.

Thank You

Delivery Express 1995-2011**

Or

> Subject: Please send in your best price fob

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
How are you?
We are big sourcing and supplying company in America and have branch in
west Africa and Europe.
I got your contact from one of your customer.
i have a client from AMERICA looking for a supplier of this products. And
knowing you deal on this i decided to make contact as regards this.
Regarding this supple please check the attached file for supply details
and payment plan, also packing details
We are ready to buy 2 containers monthly. What we need is a competitive
price to on advantage over distributor.
Please send in your best price fob and you contact details for more
communication.
best regards

Or

> Subject: URGENT

Message Body:

Salam,
Please i want to send money to the attached beneficiary, get back to me with the best rate you will offer today and total cost.

Or

> Message Body:

Good day.
We have carefully observed your catalog and have come to understand
that you are so experienced in the industry. Hence, we have
confidence that you can produce for us the exact products we need with
competitive prices. Please do view the samples as attached below and
inform us how soon you can make available the same specification and quantity as specified
on the page. We normally make our order quarterly; and we
intend to make a huge bulk order this time.
Kindly give us your quotation with payment terms and delivery time; and don't forget to leave your direct contact number to reach you with.
We look forward to establishing a rewarding business relationship with your good company.
Best Regards

Or

> Subject: 22f6afe86ba630971b81c19108d01481

Message Body:

The information in this e-mail and any attachments is confidential or is the property of Bank of Beirut s.a.l. and is addressed solely for the intended recipient.
The unauthorized disclosure, use, dissemination or copying of this e-mail, or any information it contains, either in whole or partially, is prohibited.
If you are not the intended recipient, please return the e-mail to the sender and delete it from your computer.
E-mails are at risk of alteration and their integrity cannot be guaranteed.
Although Bank of Beirut s.a.l. attempts to clean e-mail and attachments for viruses, it does not guarantee their virus-free status.
Accordingly, Bank of Beirut s.a.l. accepts no liability for any modification or falsification of content, or damage resulting from viruses.
Thank You

> Or

> Subject: Payment Slip

Message Body:

Dear Sir,Madam.
Here is the transfer copy slip of the payment made ,please confirm
the account and kindly find the attach copy and get back to us with
original BL COPY.
Sales Manager

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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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    13 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on August 25, 2015. | | 2015-August-27 13:02 GMT
    12 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 7, 2014. | | 2014-April-08 13:10 GMT
    11 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on March 31, 2014. | | 2014-April-02 15:43 GMT
    10 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on January 22, 2014. | | 2014-January-23 12:16 GMT
    9 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on January 16, 2014.

| | 2014-January-17 13:59 GMT
8 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on November 16, 2013.

| | 2013-December-18 13:43 GMT
7 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on November 15, 2013.

| | 2013-November-18 20:38 GMT
6 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on October 18, 2013.

| | 2013-October-18 13:45 GMT
5 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on February 7, 2013.

| | 2013-February-08 20:11 GMT
4 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on July 4, 2011.

| | 2011-July-05 14:29 GMT
3 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on May 19, 2011.

| | 2011-May-19 16:36 GMT
2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 10, 2011.

| | 2011-April-11 12:17 GMT
1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 7, 2011.

| | 2011-April-08 14:39 GMT
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