Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Package Delivery Notification Email Messages on September 2, 2013

2013-09-03T14:31:46
ID CISCO-THREAT-30622
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-03T14:31:46

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30622

First Published:

2013 September 3 14:31 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claims to contain a package delivery notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. 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 (RuleID6960) may contain the following files:

> NTF1WX30SQ32N.zip
MG-443FD0293.exe

The MG-443FD0293.exe file in the NTF1WX30SQ32N.zip attachment has a file size of 347,136 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x62BF73E5420983B1D76EA5F321F5F162

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

> Subject: FW: DHL Delivery service notifocation MB4PFGE0T2

Message Body:

Our companys courier couldnt make the delivery of parcel.
REASON: Wrong postal code
DELIVERY STATUS: sort order
SERVICE: Three-day shipping
NUMBER OF parcel: MB4PFGE0T2
FEATURES: No
Open the enclosed file for details.
An extra information:
If the parcel isnt received within 5 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for its keeping in the amount of $9.99 for each day of keeping of it.
Thank you for using our service.
DHL Global

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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