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Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product List Attachment Email Messages on September 7, 2013

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Medium Alert ID: 30688 First Published: 2013 September 9 14:09 GMT Version: 1 ## Summary * Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product list attachment for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. 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 (RuleID7032 and RuleID7032KVR) may contain the following file: > _Purchase orderpdf.zip Purchase orderpdf.exe products proposal.zip products proposal.exe_ The _Purchase orderpdf.exe_ file in the _Purchase orderpdf.zip_ attachment has a file size of 1,203,955 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xD909B807FF968FADF6E62A98FEA066C0 The _products proposal.exe_ file in the _products proposal.zip_ attachment has a file size of 974,963 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xAB8DDE89432807BBAA115C542B429C5D The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **SHIPPING.CO.LLC** > > 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** 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. **Related Links** [Cisco Security](<http://www.cisco.com/security>) [Cisco SenderBase Security Network](<http://www.senderbase.org/>) ## Revision History * Version | Description | Section | Date ---|---|---|--- 1 | Initial Release | | 2013-September-09 14:09 GMT Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products