Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Order Request Email Messages on October 15, 2013

2013-10-15T17:13:32
ID CISCO-THREAT-31266
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-10-15T17:13:32

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31266

First Published:

2013 October 15 17:13 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claims to contain a product purchase order for the recipient. The text in the e-mail 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 (RuleID7442) may contain the following files:

> PO & New Order.zip
PO & New Order.scr

The PO & New Order.scr file in the PO & New Order.zip attachment has a file size of 635,392 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xC5CC688D3DE59A1657CE1CD8ED72DE90

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

> Subject: Can you inform me about the following for your product?

Message Body:

Dear Sir
Can you inform me about the following for your product?
We need information, please let us know the following;
1. Minimum order quantity
2. Delivery time
3. Payment terms
4. Warranty
5. Can you supply us regularly in large quantity if We establish a business relationship with you.
Please also find in the attached requested product sample needed by our customer to check and see if you got in stock.
Waiting to hear from you soon and hope for a good business start.
MS CHEW LEE
Asia Tenggara Aviation Services.
10th Floor, Exchange Square
Bukit Kewangan,

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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