Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Sample Request Email Messages on November 4, 2013

2013-11-04T20:34:45
ID CISCO-THREAT-31613
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-11-04T20:34:45

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31613

First Published:

2013 November 4 20:34 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product sample request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the attached catalog. 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 (RuleID7714) may contain the following files:

> catalogue x1.rar
Catalogue.exe

The Catalogue.exe file in the catalogue x1.rar attachment has a file size of 420,353 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x84C9EC380DB888BDA337FE53530758BA

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

> Subject: Quotation

Message Body:

--
hello friend
am mr kevin from australia
please i will like you to check our attached catalogue. to know weather this
samples will be available for us.
Advise on cost of delivery via sea or air
What are the delivery timelines?
please Your early reply is highly appreciated?
Best regards

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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Revision History

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