Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Notification Email Messages on April 13, 2014

2014-04-14T15:10:45
ID CISCO-THREAT-33778
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-14T15:10:45

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33778

First Published:

2014 April 14 15:10 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order 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_ .scr_ file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID9598) may contain the following files:

> _PO_2810.rar
PO_2810.scr _

The_ PO_2810.scr_ in the _PO_2810.rar _file has a file size of 788,544 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x8D3210117119AE9CCEC56EF9B5422863

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

> Subject: FW: Confirm if you can supply similar products?

Message Body:

Hello
We are a Romanian trading company woldwide suppliers dealing in chemical and petrochemical products ,including raw materials for detergent production and other list of marketable product as listed below.
We are in a position to offer our 2014 latest products.If you are interested we can send you a complete offer ,sample and detailed information about usage and efficiency. attached is our latest samples and specifications kindly view.
Our product are as follows
Industrial equipment
Metal
Steel/Metal scrap
Agro product
Rice
Sugar
Fibres
Chemicals
Fertilizer
Construction equipments
Machineries
seafood
Batteries
Furniture
Garment
Wood
Textile
Medical equipments
Auto
Your prompt reply will be appreciated.

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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