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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Order Request E-mail Messages on December 18, 2012

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:27685
Version:1
First Published:2012 December 19 10:52 GMT
Last Published:2012 December 19 10:52 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Harassment
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on December 18, 2012.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a purchase order request for the recipient. The text in the e-mail 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.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4951) may contain the following files:

ATM CARD_pdf.zip
ATM CARD_pdf.exe

The ATM CARD_pdf.exe file in the ATM CARD_pdf.zip attachment has a file size of 350,634 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x17430165F94E961FE89B81D9ED3A7D9E

The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Order

Message Body:

your contact from one of your customers in the USA. We have interest in purchasing your products and we sincerely hope to establish a long-term business relation with your esteemed company. Please kindly check the attachment and find our PURCHASE ORDER,SAMPLE CATALOGUE/DESIGN and please do inform me if you make exactly the same with the right quality material.
Please kindly email me your latest catalog as attachment. Also, inform me about the MOQ, Delivery time, and payment terms.
Your early reply is highly appreciated. Thank You!
Best Regards,

Cisco Security Intelligence Operations analysts examine real-world e-mail 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 e-mail 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 Virus Outbreak Filters protect customers during the critical period between the first exploit of a virus outbreak and the release of vendor antivirus signatures. E-mail that is managed by Cisco and end users who are protected by Cisco web security appliances will not be impacted by these attacks. Cisco appliances are automatically updated to prevent both spam e-mail and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.

Related Links

Cisco Security Intelligence Operations
Cisco Threat Operations Center
Cisco SenderBase Security Network
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
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Associated Products:
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