Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Request Email Messages on December 9, 2013

2013-12-09T15:54:49
ID CISCO-THREAT-32086
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2013-12-09T15:54:49

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32086

First Published:

2013 December 9 15:54 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product quotation request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. 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 (RuleID8154) may contain the following files:

> Revised P1.zip
Revised P1.exe

The Revised P1.exe file in the _Revised P1.zip _attachment has a file size of 271,161 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xF81C3B9AEA43B60E265BBF6044413C90

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

> Subject: Copy of

Message Body:

Dear Sir/madam,
Reference is made to our attached request for quotation.
The nomination and delivery scope should be roughly listed in the quotation.
Attached herein is our company introduction and the list of items we wish to order. 2x20 FT trial order.
Your prompt reply would be highly appreciated and I hope we can establish a long business relationship.
Yours sincerely,
Sarah Oscar.

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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