Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Trial Request Email Messages on July 31, 2013

2013-08-01T13:38:39
ID CISCO-THREAT-30272
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-08-01T13:38:39

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30272

First Published:

2013 August 1 13:38 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6743) may contain the following file:

> oorder1.exe

The oorder1.exe file has a file size of 279,040 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x77C5C752E6EEFC51DE37ED71A84AC5E3

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

> Subject: Product inquiry > > Message Body: > > Hi,
Thank you for your quick response to my mail, we will like to buy your product as a trial order first, so please kindly check our website and see our sample product and send me quote as we are ready to make order .
Below is our web to view our samples
Milestrade.com <*hxxp://www.revistaecologico.com.br/esite/oorder1.exe*>
Please click on the above website to see specification,
Kindly revert back to us with your best price.
Regards
Nhung Chau
General Manager
Miles trade

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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