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HistoryAug 28, 2013 - 1:01 p.m.

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Request List Email Messages on August 27, 2013

2013-08-2813:01:13
Cisco
tools.cisco.com
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Medium

Alert ID:

30520

First Published:

2013 August 28 13:01 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product request list for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to review the product list. 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 (RuleID6907) may contain the following files:

> Product Specification.zip
Product Specification.scr

The Product Specification.scr file in the Product Specification.zip attachment has a file size of 1,167,822 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x347C416628400B4FDA05B3FD8B93B2A2

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

> Subject: Product Enquiry

Message Body:

Dear sir,
We are interested in your product,we have attached the product list we needed at the
moment.
The file was zipped due to it’s large size, kindly download, and open the
file to view the product list.
Please review the product list and send us the PI to enable us make deposit payment
for you to start up the production immediately.
Note we need this products so urgently.
best regards
----------------------------------
Wojciech Niewiadomski
Dzial sprzedazy / Sales department
Gradi Srl-Trade
Marcinkowo 154
11-700 Mragowo
NIP / TAX ID: POLAND 742-108-26-11
REGON: 519489271
tel. +48 89 741 03 55
kom. +48 605 530 355

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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