Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Order Notification Email Messages on September 17, 2013

2013-09-18T15:39:32
ID CISCO-THREAT-30860
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-18T15:39:32

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30860

First Published:

2013 September 18 15:39 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a purchase order notification for the recipient. The text in the message body attempts to persuade the recipient to open the attachment for 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 (RuleID7130) may contain the following files:

>
P.O 003.zip
P.O 003.exe

The P.O 003.exe file in the P.O 003.zip attachment has a file size of 220,373 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x5FAE7333DA493889B923A05AA2732823

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

>
Subject: Re: P.O 003 REVISE

Message Body:

Dear,
Kindly check the attached PO to start production
thank you again and your favorable reply
Best Regards
Andy

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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Revision History

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