Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Shipping Invoice Notification Email Messages on July 14, 2013

2013-07-15T18:24:12
ID CISCO-THREAT-30084
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-15T18:24:12

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30084

First Published:

2013 July 15 18:24 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a shipping invoice 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 .rar 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 (RuleID6587) may contain the following files:

> Pl.rar
image.scr

The image.scr file in the Pl.rar attachment has a file size of 311,296 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x943A59AE039300F89EB59DF7351C000A

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

> Subject: PL copy

Message Body:

Here is the Pl for the last 2 containers ,kindly check the attachment and
get back to us
with the bank details for the payment remittance
Regards

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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