Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Order Request Email Messages on April 8, 2014

2014-04-09T13:11:48
ID CISCO-THREAT-33712
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-09T13:11:48

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33712

First Published:

2014 April 9 13:11 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product purchase request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the specifications. 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 (RuleID9553) may contain the following files:

> _THE LIST.rar
THE LIST.exe _

The _THE LIST.exe _in the _THE LIST.rar _file has a file size of 460,288 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xE1486900EA226F86F4BA238A6960D58F

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

> Subject: WE NEED YOUR PRODUCTS

Message Body:

Hello,
We are an importer company based in Singapore since 1995. Al Majid Company
Intl is one of the biggest companies in Singapore market. Your
advertisement on your website is of great interest to us.
We would like to know more about other products your firm offers and would
appreciate receiving your wholesale price list and information regarding
terms and ordering policy. Attached is our company's profile and product
list.
It is our desire to offer our customers the widest selection possible of
your products, and we are therefore always interested in new products that
will launch. We hope to establish very large business with your company in
the near future.
In case you need any further information/details, please do not hesitate
to contact us for our prompt action. Do you have skype?
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE, AND PLEASE VIEW OUR
COMPANY'S PROFILE AND PRODUCTS LIST AS ATTACHED.

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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