Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Purchase Order Notification Email Messages on July 15, 2013

2013-07-15T19:50:03
ID CISCO-THREAT-30092
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-15T19:50:03

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30092

First Published:

2013 July 15 19:50 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6596) may contain the following files:

>
purchase Order.rar
purchase Order.exe

The purchase Order.exe file in the purchase Order.rar attachment has a file size of 1,062,400 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x86BEAFF4A3BA2DC08C3FCCF5B1C2B243

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

>
Message Body:

Dear Sir/Ma
We have had a total check with your company products and found the exact products we want with your company. We hereby have placed our order with your company.
Find attached our purchase order, and send us signed Proforma Invoice and bank detail so we can remit payment to your bank immediately.
Please send us Proforma Invoice as soon as possible and confirm shipping date not later than end of August.
Vibrant Power International, Inc.
305 east 9th street, suite 320
Los Angeles, CA. 90015
Tel: (213) 623-3710
Fax: (213) 623-3719

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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