Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Package Shipping Information Email Messages on April 10, 2014

2014-04-10T13:31:33
ID CISCO-THREAT-33739
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-10T13:31:33

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33739

First Published:

2014 April 10 13:31 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain shipping information for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to confirm the invoice and packing list. However, the .rar attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID9574) may contain the following files:

> 6401 Packing List.rar
6401 Packing List.scr

The 6401 Packing List.scr file in the 6401 Packing List.rar attachment has a file size of 277,504 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x03B4F987E275E25E78605D60AA59D281

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

> Message Body:

Hello,
OK noted, I hope you will be able to send me the information by tomorrow.
Attached INV + Packing List 6401. Please confirm received.
Kindly check the documents and arrange the payment within a few days as usual!
Thanks
Best Regards,
Milton Lee
EXPORT & IMPORT DEPT.
No 124 - 09 QUEENS ROAD
MAIN PARK, BENJIN CHINA.
Phone: +862 288 504285
Fax: +862 288 504220

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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