Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Package Delivery Information Email Messages on August 14, 2013

2013-08-14T13:13:34
ID CISCO-THREAT-30406
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-08-14T13:13:34

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30406

First Published:

2013 August 14 13:13 GMT

Version:

1

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 (RuleID6835) may contain the following files:

>
receipt JH73848HA.zip
receipt JH73848HA.exe

The receipt JH73848HA.exe file in the receipt JH73848HA.zip attachment has a file size of 338,944 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x4CE2BC9CCB2B28C63AD161D7D08CE47B

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

>
Subject: UPS parcel notification

Message Body:

Dear client
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 do not 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.

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Revision History

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