Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Request Email Messages on October 14, 2013

2013-10-14T19:11:00
ID CISCO-THREAT-31242
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-14T19:11:00

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31242

First Published:

2013 October 14 19:11 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order 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 .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 (RuleID7418) may contain the following files:

> NEW ORD.zip
New BotDr.scr

The New BotDr.scr file in the NEW ORD.zip attachment has an approximate file size of 196,935 bytes.

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

> Subject: Alternative Shipping Schedule

Message Body:

Hi,
In addition to our ammendment request, the
revised LOC/ICPI is included with all necessary shipping
instructions that have to be considered.
As soon as we receive official booking confirmation from our
freight forwarder we will inform you accordingly.
Meanwhile, I kindly ask you to confirm the additional order with
your Sales Order Confirmation (proforma) urgently.
Thanks & Kind regards,
Kristian Mathias

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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