Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Inquiry Email Messages on July 15, 2013

2013-07-15T19:47:23
ID CISCO-THREAT-30094
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-15T19:47:23

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30094

First Published:

2013 July 15 19:47 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6597) may contain the following files:

>
samples5.zip
samples5.exe

The samples5.exe file in the samples5.zip attachment has a file size of 838,501 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x96DDC71EFFC378850F38EEC3ADD4A056

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

>
Message Body:

FROM
GRANT JONES
SETRACO TRADING COMPANY
INTERNATIONAL
SIR/MADAM,
We have sent you mail about order inquiry but unfortunately we did not hear anything
from your side till today. We are contacting you again just to know whether you received
our inquiry or not and If you have received our inquiry then what will be the future
course of action.
Please visit our website below and click on download in the site
and view our order with your email and password as stipulated
http: //www.setracocorp.com
Pls login to view our product catalogue, your secure login access
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Thanks and Best Regards
Thanks and Best Regards
GRANT JONES
SETRACO TRADING COMPANY
INTERNATIONAL
Email: lebronjoeyy@hotmail.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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