Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Notification Email Messages on March 9, 2014

2014-03-10T14:41:43
ID CISCO-THREAT-33245
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-03-10T14:41:43

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33245

First Published:

2014 March 10 14:41 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 .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 (RuleID9144) may contain the following files:

> PO_0514.rar
PO_0514.exe

The PO_0514.exe file in the PO_0514.rar attachment has a file size of 733,760 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is the unique identifier, is the following string: 0xE05D34D241C968D9CCBF9F2A707FF99E

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

> Subject: Re:Re:Re: Order

Message Body:

Dear Partner,
As per our last telephonic conversation. I am sending to you detail Proposal.
Please find attachment as per your requirement.

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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