Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Information Request Email Messages on September 19, 2013

2013-09-23T15:01:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-30938
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-23T15:01:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30938

First Published:

2013 September 23 15:01 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claims to contain a product quotation request for the recipient. The message attempts to persuade the recipient to open the attachment to view the 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 (RuleID7170) may contain the following files:

> productlistandcatalogue530.zip
productlistandcatalogue530.exe

The productlistandcatalogue530.exe file in the productlistandcatalogue530.zip attachment has a file size of 200,704 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xE9DC5A03040EDCC6DF33D975637EBE79

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

> Subject: Inquiry,

Message Body:

Good day,
How are you doing?
I am Ms. Alica Andre, the Purchasing Manager for Starts Trade Co., Ltd After we through your company your product displayed on the web, we are satisfied with your company products and specifications and we would like to go into business relationship with you.
Our management has met over your product, if your company can get up to our country standard, We have listed our Company Information and have uploaded our product list and catalog attach to this message and including our order specifications and their quantities.
Do email me as soon as you possibly the following products list.
MOQ of your product

FOB price
Payment term*
I will appreciate you send us your final price quotation once you check the attachment file , our management can still get other quotation from other company, so I want our company to buy and do business with you.
Thanks
Regards,
Ms. Alica Andre.
Starts Trade Co., Ltd

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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