Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Pricing Request Email Messages on October 3, 2013
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2013 October 04 13:59 GMT
2013 October 04 13:59 GMT
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on October 3, 2013.
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product pricing 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 .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID7305) may contain the following files:
The original file.scr file in the original file.zip attachment has a file size of 494,373 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xB5194F76DFE4FF4ECC9EC59F29D99544
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: PURCHASE ORDER
I am Mrs. Jessica Reade, Purchase Manager of BSMA LOGISTICS in Russia. we
have gone through your company profile, and interest in dealing with
your company on one of your products/services.
Kindly see attachment to View the list of products that we wish to have
a full briefing on.
You are to provide us with the following about the products
1. Prices FOB
2. Payment terms
3. Delivery Period
5. Specified delivery date assuming from the Date of Order.
Please your quick reply will be highly appreciated
On receipt of your response, we shall forward you the order quantity and
delivery details to enable your company issue us a proper quotation.
Mrs. Jessica Reade
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations 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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
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