Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quote Request Email Messages on May 6, 2014

2014-05-06T18:47:45
ID CISCO-THREAT-34135
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-05-06T18:47:45

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34135

First Published:

2014 May 6 18:47 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product quote request for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment to view the product list. However, the .rar attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID9864) may contain the following files:

> quote.rar
Quotation.scr

The Quotation.scr file in the quote.rar attachment has a file size of 2,470,265 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x24169B56D9C69D47B662A777CACD8BB6

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

> Subject: Please send us a quote

Message Body:

Please send us a quote of your product list in the attach.
Await your reply.
Regards,
Bolaji Ventures
Import Manager

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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