Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Order Request Email Messages on August 26, 2013

2013-08-27T13:23:51
ID CISCO-THREAT-30514
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-08-27T13:23:51

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30514

First Published:

2013 August 27 13:23 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product purchase order for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .rar 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 (RuleID6912) may contain the following files:

> Excel Order.rar
Excel Order..scr

The Excel Order..scr file in the Excel Order.rar attachment has a file size of 1,328,471 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x777A5188FB0FFB73A6EFDC9FBE3815B5

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

> Subject: Excel New Order

Message Body:

Hi,
Kindly acknowledge receipt and confirm delivery date not later than 3 days upon receipt of PO attached herein.
For the delivery confirmation and other details, please refer to purchase department.
Thank you!
Ricky Lam Rm.L

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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