Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quotation Notification Email Messages on March 20, 2014.

2014-03-21T15:02:24
ID CISCO-THREAT-33446
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-03-21T15:02:24

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33446

First Published:

2014 March 21 15:02 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product quotation 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 (RuleID9303) may contain the following files:

> _Items quote.rar
Item Lists.exe _

The_ Item Lists.exe file in the Items quote.rar_ attachment has a file size of 432,128 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x0278CB9976046EFD960AD064C0C93DF8

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

> Message Body:

Good Day!
This is George from HIGH MARINE LTD. Our company has been in Canada for years. Please find attached quantity of product and price quote given to me by another manufacturer of similar products your produce.Please confirm if you can give me cheaper price. As I was directed by a customer of yours to contact you for a good deal.
Please do get back to me ASAP
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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