Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quote Request Email Messages on July 14, 2013

2013-07-15T12:59:11
ID CISCO-THREAT-30078
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-15T12:59:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30078

First Published:

2013 July 15 12:59 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order quotation 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 .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6581) may contain the following files:

> New_Order_PO.zip
New_Order_PO.exe

The New_Order_PO.exe file in the New_Order_PO.zip attachment has a file size of 389,120 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF9AE62A4493FA75E584F95D4942A6191

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

> Subject: Re: your best price > > Message Body: > > please find attached drawing, send your best competitive price, payment terms and delivery time in your quotation. pls.check and let us have your confirmation as quickly as you can.Thank you!
Thanks & Regards
Cathy (sales)
supergemini Ltd.
19 Poivre Street
Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone: 2302027700
Fax: 2302027701
sales@supergemini.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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