Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Inquiry Email Messages on September 18, 2013

2013-09-18T18:32:48
ID CISCO-THREAT-30865
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-18T18:32:48

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30865

First Published:

2013 September 18 18:32 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product inquiry 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 .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7136) may contain the following files:

>
New product enquiry attached.zip
New product enquiry attached.scr

The New product enquiry attached.scr file in the New product enquiry attached.zip attachment is unavailable. The MD5 checksum is also unavailable.

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

>
Subject: RE: sales department

Message Body:

hello Dear, As we browse through your website we interested to get a trial order of your product for our market Kindly check the attached new product enquiry and arrange to despatch the materials as soon as possible. Take action with respect to the consolidation of the purchase order and address the P/I. Regards Cheng Lee Yong Marketing Manager Trust Investment.

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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