Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Sample Request Email Messages on April 22, 2014

2014-04-22T14:47:38
ID CISCO-THREAT-33888
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-22T14:47:38

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33888

First Published:

2014 April 22 14:47 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to find an attached sample and a new product order. 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 (RuleID9709) may contain the following files:

> New Order2.zip
New Order2.exe

The New Order2.exe file in the New Order2.zip attachment has a file size of 302,592 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x9BEA2FE1B51FD5110F515C029B85269F

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

> Message Body:

Good day !
I am interested in your products , they are
super lovely and can be expected for good
sales as seen the sample from one of our clients
Please find the attached sample and also our
New PO and get back to us with your price list
Regards,
Mandy Pte Ltd
1 Upper Aljunied Link, Blk A #05-06, Joo Seng Warehouse, Singapore
Tel: +65 6358 4161 | Fax: +65 6358 4160 | Mobile: +65 9073 9073
www.joysonpl.com
----- End forwarded message -----

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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