Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Package Delivery Notification Email Messages on September 3, 2013

2013-09-04T18:53:51
ID CISCO-THREAT-30645
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-04T18:53:51

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30645

First Published:

2013 September 4 18:53 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a package delivery notification from UPS for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the link to download the shipping invoice. However, the link contains a .zip file containing a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6989) may contain the following files:

> pdf_ups_1Z18V5310298571293.zip
pdf_ups_1Z18V5310298571293.scr

The pdf_ups_1Z18V5310298571293.scr file size in the pdf_ups_1Z18V5310298571293.zip attachment is not available. The MD5 checksum is also not available.

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

> Subject: NOTIFICATION - Package delivery confirmation

Message Body:

Dear client,
Your package has been delivered to the local UPS office.
The tracking# is: 1Z18V5310298571293 and can be used at :
http: //wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/track?loc=en_US
The shipping invoice can be downloaded, in PDF format, from :
http: //wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/trackinginvoicedownload.aspx?package_id=90281
In order, to claim your item, visit our office with a printed copy of the shipping invoice.
Thank you,
© UPS 1995-2013
** This is an automatically generated email, please do not reply
**

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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