Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Order Document Attachment Email Messages on October 13, 2013

2013-10-14T19:58:09
ID CISCO-THREAT-31240
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-14T19:58:09

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31240

First Published:

2013 October 14 19:58 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain an order form shipment notification 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 (RuleID7415) may contain the following files:

> Sign back PI.zip
Sign back PI.scr

The_ Sign back PI.scr file in the _Sign back PI.zip attachment has a file size of 399,201 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x1C6F681FD5B61932D6EA4672CD54B40F

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

> Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Attached please kindly find the signed back PI for you to proceed this
order. As this order is top urgent and we can't be delay even 1 day, so
please help to check with K+N for the shipment for our reference
For the artwork, please kindly send us the latest version with update
WZ nr.(Not Impex vesion) for our final approval.
Thanks!
Best regards,
Thanks

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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