Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Requirements List Email Messages on September 25, 2013

2013-09-26T13:15:17
ID CISCO-THREAT-30989
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-09-26T13:15:17

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

30989

First Published:

2013 September 26 13:15 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that ask the recipient for a price quote based on specific requirements and specification. The email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .zip attachment contains a .rar file that may contain malicious code that attempts to infect the system.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7215) may contain the following files:

> List of requirements lists and specifications catalogue..zip
New 2bot.rar

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

> Subject: List of requirements and specifications catalogue

Message Body:

Good Day Sir,
In pursuance to the execution of contract supplies granted us under
the Philippine Government?s rejuvenated integrated development scheme,
we have been referred by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (PCCI) Secretariat Office at Mckinley Town Center, Fort
Bonifacio Taguig City, Philippines to contact you in respect of
machineries and materials that we inquired through the Secretariat for
the sources of procurements in abroad.
Please review our requirements list and the specifications catalogue
enclosed and give us your best possible quote on the bases of C&F
Manila.
Kind regards,
ANTOLIN M. ORETA, JR. - President
A. M. ORETA & CO., INC.
5/F, Ermita Bldg., Arquiza cor. Alhambra Sts.,
Ermita. 1000 Manila. Philippines.
Tel. 526-5781 to 90 / 525-5345
Fax. 521-7407 / 521-9311
Email Address: amocoo@pldtdsl.com
License No. 108

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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