Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Order Design Specifications Email Messages on March 3, 2014

2014-03-03T15:16:52
ID CISCO-THREAT-33154
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-03-03T15:16:52

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33154

First Published:

2014 March 3 15:16 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order notice for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the catalogue with product designs and quantity. However, the .rar 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 (RuleID9047) may contain the following files:

> orders.rar
orders.exe

The orders.exe file in the orders.rar attachment has a file size of 729,600 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xBF904D3D9B83466F224944CC168E6619

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

> Message Body:

Dear Friend
Thank you for your response to my colleague.
>From now, I shall be communicating with you regarding our new order but you
must know that we are concerned about quality of your products.
1. Please also find the attached catalogue with product designs and
quantity.
2. Your samples are Ok and accepted. But we need the design changed to the
model attached.
3. Pls make the exact sample designs.
We are happy for your co-operation.
Thanks & B.rgds
Smith
Export Sales Dept.
Calpeda Spa.
MAJOR SUPPLYING AGENCY - Mason Vicentino Co.,LTD.

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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