Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Shipment Tracking Information Email Messages on April 18, 2014

2014-04-18T13:38:12
ID CISCO-THREAT-33852
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-18T13:38:12

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33852

First Published:

2014 April 18 13:38 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain shipment tracking information from UPS for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to 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 (RuleID9675) may contain the following files:

> Shipment Detail 1Z658A9A1659298466.zip
Shipment Detail 1Z522A9A6892487822.exe

The Shipment Detail 1Z522A9A6892487822.exe file in the Shipment Detail 1Z658A9A1659298466.zip attachment has a file size of 13,824 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xA266320FFEE1F708C869AABFC3A6551E

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

> Subject: UPS Exception Notification, Tracking Number 1Z522A9A7560996483

Message Body:

At the request of the shipper, please be advised that delivery of the following shipment has been rescheduled.
Important Delivery Information
UPS
Discover more about UPS:
Visit ups.com
Tracking Number: 1Z522A9A6892487822
Rescheduled Delivery Date: 14-April-2014
Exception Reason: THE CUSTOMER WAS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE 1ST ATTEMPT. A 2ND ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE
Exception Resolution: PACKAGE WILL BE DELIVERED NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
Shipment Detail 1Z522A9A6892487822 attached to the letter.
This e-mail contains proprietary information and may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please delete it immediately.
This e-mail was automatically generated by UPS e-mail services at the shipper's request. Any reply to this e-mail will not be received by UPS or the shipper. Please contact the shipper directly if you have questions regarding the referenced shipment or you wish to discontinue this notification service.
© 2014 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brandmark, and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved.
For more information on UPS's privacy practices, refer to the UPS Privacy Policy.
Please do not reply directly to this e-mail. UPS will not receive any reply message.
For questions or comments, visit Contact UPS.
This communication contains proprietary information and may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, the reading, copying, disclosure or other use of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited and you are instructed to please delete this e-mail immediately.
Privacy Notice
Contact UPS

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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Revision History

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