Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Sample Product Order E-mail Messages on March 1, 2013
IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
2013 March 01 21:01 GMT
2013 March 01 21:01 GMT
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on March 1, 2013.
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a product order quote 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 (RuleID5432) may contain the following files:
The order.scr file in the order.zip attachment has a file size of 1,096,077 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xCABD965A801D85F3A361565E43C0C36D
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: FW: Waiting For Your Quotation And Price List.
Am very glad to know your esteemed company contact information. We hope to have an opportunity to establish good and long business relationship with you.
Please find attached list of our order and send us prices.
I awaits your reply.
Tel : (+98 21) -22537837
Mobile: (+98 912) 1036547
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 security appliances 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 security appliances are automatically updated to prevent both spam e-mail and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.
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