Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product List Confirmation Email Messages on August 29, 2013

2013-09-03T18:20:54
ID CISCO-THREAT-30634
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-03T18:20:54

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30634

First Published:

2013 September 3 18:20 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a list of products for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to confirm the products. 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 (RuleID6984) may contain the following files:

> purchase1..rar
purchase1..scr

The purchase1..scr file in the purchase1..rar attachment has a file size of 584,192 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x53E56510C270B3E96EAA688EE7A54C1E

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

> Subject: Re: New order for August..

Message Body:

Dear Vendor,
Kindly confirm if you have the following list of products in pdf attachment for immediate sale and or supply. We have also attached our company profile for your perusal.
Please note that we have customers who have shown interest and also need these products urgently. We look forward to doing business with your company.
Best Regards
Nina Young
Zibo East Trading
No. 48, North Road, Hi-Tech Development Zone, Zibo, Shandong, China
86-533-6283309
Email: captudor8800@outlook.com
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the authorized recipient(s). The information is or may be privileged,
confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If
you are not an intended recipient, you have received this transmission
in error and are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from
reading, copying, printing, distributing or disclosing any of the
information contained in it. If you have received this transmission
in error, please immediately contact the person named above by reply
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(including any attachments) without reading or saving it in any manner.
Thank you for your cooperation.

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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