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HistorySep 03, 2013 - 2:29 p.m.

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product List Request Email Messages on September 1, 2013

2013-09-0314:29:21
Cisco
tools.cisco.com
5

Medium

Alert ID:

30621

First Published:

2013 September 3 14:29 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product inquiry 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 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 (RuleID6958) may contain the following files:

> list of itemsG??fdp.exe

The list of itemsG??fdp.exe has a file size of 306,901 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xFFD06A7660D56FE661F6AD60AC875D48

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

> Message Body:

Hello Sir,
As the leading exporters in our Area.We have study your product and confirm the Ok.Kindly view the product list on the attached file and confirm the best price so that we will study and proceed on the below:
Price per unit
Minimum order
delivery method
Payment method
Thanks as we wait for your quick reply.
Mr Dalia

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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