Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Order Request Email Messages on April 28, 2014

2014-04-28T15:23:42
ID CISCO-THREAT-33963
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-04-28T15:23:42

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

33963

First Published:

2014 April 28 15:23 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order notification 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 (RuleID9758) may contain the following files:

> _Requested Order.zip
Requested Order.exe _

The Requested Order.exe file in the Requested Order.zip attachment has a file size of 279,552 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x1E24BFE32513DF59062993CD64D89B1F

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

> Message Body:

Good Morning!!!
Please find attached herewith copy of our new order as per directed by
my Boss
Kindly do the needful and return back the copy .
Your urgent reply will be much appreciated
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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