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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Purchase Order Telegraphic Transfer Payment E-mails on May 2, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:29208
Version:1
First Published:2013 May 03 16:32 GMT
Last Published:2013 May 03 16:32 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security has detected significant activity on May 2, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a purchase order notification 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 .rar attachment contains a malicious .scr file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5956) may contain the following files:

Invoice.rar
Purchase Order.scr

The Purchase Order.scr file in the photos.rar attachment has a file size of 899,589 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x2B68F0E29CEEF80B03BFAD12FA9BE345

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

Subject: FW: TT Copy

Message Body:

Goedemorgen,
Jan-Willem Vink heeft onderstaande mail ontvangen. Graag jullie aandacht hiervoor.
Met vriendelijke groet / Kind regards,
Marjon Sloove
ING Corporate Legal Department
Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG  Amsterdam
P.O. Box 1800, 1000 BV  Amsterdam
Location: AMP C.01.047
Phone: +31 20 576 4047
Fax: +31 20 576 0950
E-mail: marjon.sloove@ing.com
Van: Operations harvest [mailto:operations.harvest5@gmail.com]
Verzonden: donderdag 2 mei 2013 17:39
Onderwerp: TT Copy
Payment has been made, please find the attached as tt copy
--
Thanks & Regards,
Harvest Commodities Limited
P.O.Box 80107-99962,
Mombasa, Kenya.
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ATTENTION: The information in this electronic mail message is private and
confidential, and only intended for the addressee. Should you
receive this message by mistake, you are hereby notified that
any disclosure, reproduction, distribution or use of this
message is strictly prohibited. Please inform the sender by
reply transmission and delete the message without copying or
opening it.
Messages and attachments are scanned for all viruses known.
If this message contains password-protected attachments, the
files have NOT been scanned for viruses by the ING mail domain.
Always scan attachments before opening them.

Cisco Security 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.

Related Links
Cisco Security
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:
IntelliShieldThreat Outbreak Alert Original Release Base

Associated Products:
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