Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Notification Email Messages on November 9, 2013

2013-11-11T20:48:00
ID CISCO-THREAT-31695
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-11-11T20:48:00

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31695

First Published:

2013 November 11 20:48 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 (RuleID7772) may contain the following files:

> Product_Sample_Images.rar
Product_Sample_Images.exe

The Product_Sample_Images.exe _file in the Product_Sample_Images.rar _attachment has a file size of 1,125,376 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string:
0x60C8850E8951EA4819D4C2D59231DB29

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

> Subject: Re: Sample Confirmed & Profoma Order

Message Body:

Dear Sales Manager,
This is in regards to the purchase we want to make after viewing your site.
Also we would like to apologize for the delay in cocnluding this order, this is because of
the downturn economy in europe presently where our end user and market is situated.
we would be needing very Large order for about 100-200 thousand us dollars needed.
Please Kindly check the Profoma order which we have below.
I await your quick response so I can proceed with my needed items and quantity.
Please Find within attached profoma order and make proforma invoice in this order with
the correct name and address.
Wahab Adtaheed
Management.

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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