Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Inquiry Request Email Messages on November 13, 2013

2013-11-13T19:31:44
ID CISCO-THREAT-31752
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-11-13T19:31:44

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

31752

First Published:

2013 November 13 19:31 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product inquiry for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the quote. However, the .zip 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 (RuleID7854) may contain the following files:

> _PRODUCT QUOTE.zip
PRODUCT QUOTE.exe _

The PRODUCT QUOTE.exe file in the PRODUCT QUOTE.zip attachment has a file size of 880,640 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x53B86C084A6B13191C77EB8397C89973

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

> Subject: Item Quote

Message Body:

Dear friend,
Reference to your contact as given to us from our client in Jordan,
we want to inquire about the product as with th attached quote, kindly refer
to the attached and revert with the product details as we aer in deep need
of the products and have no enough time on our side.
Horozluhan Mah. Caliduzu Sok. No: P/5
42050 Selcuklu Konya TURKEY
T: +90 3322515550 F: +90 3322515558
www.glomex.com.tr | info@glomex.com.tr

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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