Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Offer Email Messages on March 24, 2014

2014-03-25T20:33:40
ID CISCO-THREAT-33494
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-03-25T20:33:40

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33494

First Published:

2014 March 25 20:33 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain product purchase offers for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to 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 (RuleID9355) may contain the following files:

> productsample.rar
productsample.exe

The productsample.exe file in the productsample.rar attachment has a file size of 431,104 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xFC790A96E3139081785C38939DACB12F

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

> Message Body:

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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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