Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Scanned Document Delivery Email Messages on August 1, 2013

2013-08-02T13:27:35
ID CISCO-THREAT-30286
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-08-02T13:27:35

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30286

First Published:

2013 August 2 13:27 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6753) may contain the following files:

> Scan (1).zip
Scan.scr

The Scan.scr file in the_ Scan (1).zip_ attachment has a file size of 197,120 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x911F44AE50DA639FDE060835FDF3198E

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

> Subject: NEW ORDER > > Message Body: > > --
Dear Sir/Madam,
One of my customers is interested in your product,they are looking to
place an order but Before placing an order,I'd like to know more about
your product(s)and price quotations.Please also let me know FOB Qatar.
Download the attachment to preview the PO
I await your prompt response.
Best Regards
TRAN VAN TONG (Mr.)
Sales Manager
EVNPECC3

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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