Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Order Request Email Messages on April 16, 2014

2014-04-16T21:42:24
ID CISCO-THREAT-33824
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-16T21:42:24

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33824

First Published:

2014 April 16 21:42 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to review and confirm the request. 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 (RuleID9642) may contain the following files:

> Quotation Request.zip
Quotation Request.exe

The Quotation Request.exe file in the Quotation Request.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: 0x907DFE7BACD239CC7EC8F012425712FD

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

> Message Body:

Dear Sir
This is Teddy Yi Cherng from Hong Kong; we are interested in your products.
We got a recommendation of your products from one of your customers.
Having gone through your listed products with our client, they have offer great interest in having a purchase agreement with your company. Hope you can ship to any of their branches in United States?
So please confirm to us immediately if you can supply us with the exact quantities and design of the products that is attached with our mail and let us know what our commission is in your reply mail to us.
Thanks
Kind regards,
Teddy Yi Cherng
Unit 1009, 10/F, Landmark North,
39 Lung Sum Avenue,
Sheung Shui, HONG KONG
Telephone: (852) 2462 4629
Fax: (852) 2462 4685

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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