Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Shipment Tracking Notification Email Messages on June 30, 2013

2013-07-01T15:56:33
ID CISCO-THREAT-29863
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-01T15:56:33

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

29863

First Published:

2013 July 1 15:56 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a shipment tracking notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .zip attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6426) may contain the following files:

> invoice copy.zip
invoice copy.scr

The invoice copy.scr file in the_ invoice copy.zip_ attachment has a file size of 1,023,573 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xFADDAB2C33905AD9E5DA310BCE33690C

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

> Subject: Your Shipment Tracking No: D#71385,

Message Body:

Dear Customer,
Your parcel has arrived on June 25. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you because there was an error in your address,
to receive your parcel, please print out the invoice copy and reconfirm your address for immediate delivery of your consignment.
Yours Service,
DHL Express Service.

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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