Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quotation Notification Email Messages on October 13, 2013

2013-10-14T19:32:24
ID CISCO-THREAT-31239
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-14T19:32:24

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31239

First Published:

2013 October 14 19:32 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 text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .scr attachment, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7412) may contain the following file:

> _Excel.scr _

The Excel.scr file has a file size of 721,408 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x8796DB734D96362FE1849918FB6D71A0

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

> Subject: Re: Product Inquiry

Message Body:

Good day to you,
We have attached the List of Product we want to buy from your company, Please Download the document study and select the items, Kindly take a look at the Standard Quality, Model and Packaging on how we would prefer it and give us your quote with best price, Thanks for your kind attention.
Best regards
Bruce Mesirow
General manager
1 attachments (total 53.9 KB)

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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