Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Requirements Document Email Messages on July 23, 2013

2013-07-24T13:49:20
ID CISCO-THREAT-30202
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-07-24T13:49:20

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30202

First Published:

2013 July 24 13:49 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product requirement document for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the attachment contains a malicious .rar file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6684) may contain the following files:

> #0819250 item.zip
New Bot Smart.rar

The file size and MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, are not available for the New Bot Smart.rar file.

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

> Subject: Reminder [Amended list of items for July/August Orders.]

Message Body:

A REMINDER
Hello,
Following the amendment of our P/I request previously submitted to you
last year, we have here enclosed a revised list of our requirements
accompanied with shipping instructions that have to be considered.
Once we have received the official booking confirmation from our
freight forwarder we will inform you accordingly.
Meanwhile, I kindly ask that you confirm to us the possibility of
handling additional order right after this and in what time frame.
Thanks & Kind regards,
Joachim Mansfeld

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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Revision History

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