Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Quotation Request With Attached Sample Design Notification E-mail Messages on March 23, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:28688
Version:1
First Published:2013 March 25 15:12 GMT
Last Published:2013 March 25 15:12 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on March 23, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a quotation request with an attached product sample design 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 (RuleID5614) may contain any of the following files:

Sample Order.zip
Sample Order.exe

The Sample Order.exe file in the Sample Order.zip attachment has a file size of 610,873  bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x24B26B1CFED2CE66101A05F0A52E0BC3

The following text section is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Message Body:

Good day,
Please send us a quote for the following product sample design as
attached in this email and also inform us how many pcs for 40ft
container.Thank you as i await to hear from you urgently.
Best Regards,
Mr. Hamada Saham
Saham Trading Work Ltd

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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