Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Shipping Order Information Email Messages on August 26, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:30010
Version:4
First Published:2013 July 10 16:08 GMT
Last Published:2013 August 26 18:40 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on August 26, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain shipping order information 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 .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6529 and RuleID6529KVR) may contain the following files:

PO890.zip
PO890.exe

data_09.07.2013.zip
data_09.07.2013.exe
data_09122_13.zip
data_09122_13.exe
PO875.zip
PO875.exe
Docs_adayinthelife.net.zip
Docs_08222013_218.exe
Scan_001_26082013.zip
Scan_001_26082013.exe


The PO890.exe file in the PO890.zip attachment has a file size of 768,000 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x82C82888039704B53BA8B8E0F4542757

The data_09.07.2013.exe file in the data_09.07.2013.zip attachment has a file size of 270,981 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE8F2055310D8B262F81AF82FB6A46ED8

The data_09122_13.exe file in the data_09122_13.zip attachment has a file size of 280,924 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x25F496E8392253AC6CA1BE3A014697F5

The PO875.exe file in the PO875.zip attachment has a file size of 772,096 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x3B02F2D72B12551CEFB22FE10E0C9BD8

The Docs_08222013_218.exe file in the Docs_adayinthelife.net.zip attachment has a file size of 118,784 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE9FBB397E66B295F5E43FE0AA3B545D7

The Scan_001_26082013.exe file in the Scan_001_26082013.zip attachment has a file size of 22,528 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xB6B4C1223F4B0DB2DEB25C3261673812

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

Subject: New Purchase Order for July

Message Body:

Hello,
How are you?
Glad to write to you again !
Enclosed please find our new Order with all necessary shipping
instructions that have to be considered.
Once we have received the official booking confirmation from our
freight forwarder we will inform you accordingly.
Meanwhile I kindly ask you to confirm to us this order with your Sales
Order Confirmation urgently.
Thanks & Kind regards,
Sandra Miroslav

Or

Subject: Der Artikel #9752 Merida Ninety-Six CF XT-D (2012)46 wurde mit Erfolg bezahlt.

Message Body:

Sehr geehrter Kunde,
Der Zahlschein wird beigefugt

Or

Subject: Remittance Docs 8410375

Message Body:

Please find attached the remittance 8410375.
If you are unable to open the attached file, please reply to this email
with a contact telephone number. The Finance Dept will be in touch in
due course.
Cecilia.Haas
Chase Private Banking
Level III Officer
3 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
T. 212.000.3959
F. 212.072.8097

Or
Subject: Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre

Message Body:

Please download the document.  It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox multifunction device.
File Type: pdf
Download: Scanned from a Xerox multi~6.pdf
multifunction device Location: machine location not set
Device Name: Xerox9061
For more information on Xerox products and solutions, please visit http://www.xerox.com


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.

Related Links
Cisco Security Intelligence Operations
Cisco SenderBase Security Network
 
Alert History
 

Version 3, August 22, 2013, 5:54 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on August 22, 2013.

Version 2, July 11, 2013, 1:33 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on July 10, 2013.

Version 1, July 10, 2013, 4:08 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on July 9, 2013.


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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