Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Order Request Email Messages on November 5, 2013

2013-11-06T17:39:47
ID CISCO-THREAT-31657
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-11-06T17:39:47

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31657

First Published:

2013 November 6 17:39 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order 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 .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 (RuleID7734) may contain the following files:

> P.O.rar
P.O.exe

The P.O.exe file in the P.O.rar attachment has a file size of 454,144 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x4C3D9C9692E1FFDA2A2D7FBDA23245BB

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

> Subject: Pls find attached Purchase Order - send us your price and quotation.

Message Body:

**Reply-To:
Dear Sir/Madam

Pls find the attached of our purchase order, and kindly send to us
your best price and quotation to enable us place our final order ASAP.

Thanks & Regards:
Binit
Sporsan Ltd. sti.**

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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