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

2014-05-28T13:55:51
ID CISCO-THREAT-34384
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-05-28T13:55:51

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34384

First Published:

2014 May 28 13:55 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product quotation request 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 (RuleID10132) may contain the following files:

> order#59595959.zip
order#59595959.exe

The order#59595959.exe file in the order#59595959.zip attachment has a file size of 762,944 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x53BCB71C8655CE7E9462FCA113750052

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

> Subject: PURCHASE ORDER

Message Body:

Good day,
thanks for the last supply, our customers were impressed with the
goods.
See attached below the sample quotation requested by our
customers. kindly confirm if you can supply them. Your urgent
reply is needed.
Best 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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