Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Email Messages on July 20, 2013

2013-07-22T22:15:04
ID CISCO-THREAT-30161
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-22T22:15:04

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30161

First Published:

2013 July 22 22:15 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a product order quote for the recipient. The text in the e-mail 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 (RuleID6652) may contain the following files:

> INV134345.rar
INV134345.exe

The_ INV134345.exe file in the INV134345.rar_ attachment has a file size of 513,024 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x62BE008322BA9855945DA0B4837045A4

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

> Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Our company are sorry for late reply to you.
1. Please find the attached new PO with product samples designs
2. Your samples are Ok and accepted by our customer. But we need the design changed to the model attached.
3. Pls make the exact design,& kindly use name in our company profile, sign and prepare your proforma invoice with bank info.
4. Ship mark and packaging details to be confirmed.
revert to us asap because we already delay sales to our customers.
Advice if last payment is received. We are happy for your co-operation and last delivery.
Thanks&B.rgds
Aazim.

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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