Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Quote Request Email Messages on April 3, 2014

2014-04-03T15:28:37
ID CISCO-THREAT-33636
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-03T15:28:37

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33636

First Published:

2014 April 3 15:28 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product quote request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the attached product order. 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 (RuleID9469) may contain the following files:

> inquiry list.zip
inquiry list.exe

The inquiry list.exe file in the inquiry list.zip attachment has a file size of 1,191,936 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xA618BCEDD44867E2A53B834C0C52EB77

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

> Subject: Re:Order

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Kindly quote your best price offer on C&F Kuwait basis for the PO attached.
Your soonest reply would be highly appreciated.
Regards,
Ahmed Saleh.
BAHRA TRADING GROUP CO., W.L.L
Al-Rai, Street No.22, KUWAIT
Tel: 1803803
Tel Fax : +(965) 24730292

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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