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Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake UPS Parcel Notification Email Messages on August 21, 2013

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Medium Alert ID: 30330 First Published: 2013 August 6 20:28 GMT Last Updated: 2013 August 21 13:47 GMT Version: 4 ## ![](http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/about/security/images/csc_child_pages/update-icon-alert.svg) Summary * Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a UPS parcel notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to print the receipt. 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 (RuleID6787 and RuleID6787KVR) may contain the following files: > _receipt 883A38.zip receipt 883A38.exe receipt HHSF738LOA.zip receipt HHSF738LOA.exe receipt T83HHDKB.zip receipt T83HHDKB.exe _ The _receipt 883A38.exe_ file in the _receipt 883A38.zip_ attachment has a file size of 309,248 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x6C9CF9AB6FB220189880DF1F16D8AAC5 A variant of the _receipt 883A38.exe_ file in the _receipt 883A38.zip_ attachment has a file size of 307,200 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x75A3D0CE4920DB34ADBBE2EC78AC6C7E The _receipt HHSF738LOA.exe_ file in the _receipt HHSF738LOA.zip_ attachment has a file size of 344,064 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x27271AC76EBF4C70E834141DE60DCAD1 The receipt _T83HHDKB.exe_ file in the receipt _T83HHDKB.zip_ attachment has a file size of 339,456 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x4EB34B0BCF0B2660DDBC6EFE156A00CD The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **UPS parcel notification** Message Body: **Dear customer You have an pending parcel at our storage. Please print the receipt from attachment or download it from here and show it at our office. Warning: We will send the parcel back to the sender if you will not receive it at 10 days. This is an automatically generated email, please don`t reply. Copyright © 1994-2013 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved. ** Or > Subject: **UPS parcel notification** Message Body: **We love logistics UPS parcel notification Dear customer You have an pending parcel at our office. Please print the receipt from attachment and show it at our office. Warning: We will send the parcel back to the sender if you will not take it within 10 days. This is an automatically generated email, please don`t reply. Copyright © 1994-2013 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved.** **** > 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. **Related Links** [Cisco Security](<http://www.cisco.com/security>) [Cisco SenderBase Security Network](<http://www.senderbase.org/>) ## Revision History * Version | Description | Section | Date ---|---|---|--- 4 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on August 21, 2013. | | 2013-August-21 13:47 GMT 3 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on August 19, 2013. | | 2013-August-19 17:20 GMT 2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on August 6, 2013. | | 2013-August-07 12:45 GMT 1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on August 6, 2013. | | 2013-August-06 20:28 GMT Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products