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

2014-03-03T15:09:47
ID CISCO-THREAT-33152
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-03-03T15:09:47

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33152

First Published:

2014 March 3 15:09 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 (RuleID9041) may contain the following files:

> Machine order & Drawing.zip
Machine order & drawing.exe

The Machine order & drawing.exe file in the Machine order & Drawing.zip attachment has a file size of 496,328 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x29516B56E4CB2BF3D4F8D18833A9D9EB

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

> Subject: Po/inoice. ZDPKKDGCKF

Message Body:

Sir,
Kindly find attached our PO and see if your company can fulfill our order. Please provide us your best price and estimated shipment schedule.
Your immediate reply will be appreciated.
Regards,
Al-Hashil. (purchasing)
Alltech General Trading Co. W.L.L.

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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