Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quotation Request Email Messages on March 5, 2014.

2014-03-06T15:04:09
ID CISCO-THREAT-33215
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-03-06T15:04:09

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33215

First Published:

2014 March 6 15:04 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 (RuleID9100) may contain the following files:

> IMG-05032014.zip
IMG-05032014.exe

The IMG-05032014.exe _file in the _IMG-05032014.zip attachment has a file size of 283,136 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x60BA24DD30D8361524E6B7EAB9745D87

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

> Message Body:

Can you send us a quotation for supplying of Attached products order
marked the required products in the attached catalogue.
Delivery to be in N.Y 91768 United States
Advise on cost of delivery via seaZor air
What are the delivery timelines?
Terms and payments method
Thank You!
Best Regards

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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