Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quotation request Notification Email Messages on April 15, 2014.

2014-04-16T11:32:10
ID CISCO-THREAT-33818
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-16T11:32:10

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33818

First Published:

2014 April 16 11:32 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product quotation request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. 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 (RuleID9639) may contain the following files:

> _new product.zip
new product.exe _

The new product.exe file in the new product.zip attachment has a file size of 281,832 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x38F4625B5E72F2F14CDE2723D9BDD910

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

> Subject: New Product List

Message Body:

Dear Supplier,
Please help us with lowest possible prices because business is down in our
country, Exchange Rate of USD is rising up and therefore,Competition is
growing very hard in our Market, our business partner directed us to you,
please carefully check if you can supply the same products on attached
photos, if you can, send me the quotation and try contact us very early so
that we can start a good business.
Best regards,

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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