Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quote Request Email Messages on November 2, 2013

2013-11-04T22:00:02
ID CISCO-THREAT-31601
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-11-04T22:00:02

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31601

First Published:

2013 November 4 22:00 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product quote request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the order sample. However, the .rar attachment contains a malicious .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7693) may contain the following files:

>
sample.rar
sample.exe

The sample.exe file in the sample.rar attachment has a file size of 326,145 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x73B77AF2FBE4848B7479B916D75322F6

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

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Message Body:

Dear Sir/madam,
We are one of the leading marketing companies in Arab Emirates and we are interested in your products. Kindly view our order sample and give us good price. To view order sample you must extract attached pdf file to desktop and open.
Thank you and best regards,
Rahman Abdul
Sales Manager
Gulf International,
Shed # 23, Warehouse # 1,2 & 3, Industrial Park,
RAK Free Trade Zone
?Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Ph: ? +971-7-229-7301?
Fax: +971-7-229-7304

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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