Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Notification Email Messages On February 12, 2014

2014-02-12T16:29:04
ID CISCO-THREAT-32827
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-02-12T16:29:04

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

32827

First Published:

2014 February 12 16:29 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 (RuleID8823) may contain the following files:

> NEW PO.zip
_NEW PO.exe _

The NEW PO.exe file in the NEW PO.zip attachment has a file size of 744,967 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xCEE60CD8F71F2D3AB1E27369276E8711

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

> Subject: Fwd: New Sample Order

Message Body:

We got a recommendation of you from one of your customers about your products, and we would like to order some products or more depending on the price.
Your FOB Prices and FOB Port of loading.
Your Mode of Payment. ( if by L/C or T/T )
Attached herein is our company introduction and the list of items we wish to order.
I hope we can establish a long business relationship.
Awaiting your confirmation
--
Best Regards.
Jane Patel

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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