Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Purchase Email Messages on February 2, 2014

2014-02-03T14:40:36
ID CISCO-THREAT-32685
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-03T14:40:36

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32685

First Published:

2014 February 3 14:40 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 .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 (RuleID8716) may contain the following files:

> TTCOPY.zip
TTCOPY.exe

The TTCOPY.exe file in the TTCOPY.zip attachment has a file size of 69,632 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x1F1901FA55FBC0B13827E5713A843D6C

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

> Subject: c61b418491c77576d929320fe7dcad53

Message Body:

Dear Sir
My company made inquiry about your product sometime ego,since then we've been working on how to place this order
Please, find attached our order list, Kindly quote your best prices
Best Regards
Bennie Scot

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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