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Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Quote Request Email Messages on July 16, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:30105
Version:1
First Published:2013 July 16 20:11 GMT
Last Published:2013 July 16 20:11 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security has detected significant activity on July 16, 2013.
 

Description
 
Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a product order quotation for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the details. However, the .rar 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 (RuleID6611) may contain the following files:

PO_1320.rar
PO_1320.exe


The PO_1320.exe file in the PO_1320.rar attachment has a file size of 328,192 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x73C3987E5F1AEC9A213D995979C201ED

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

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
We are urgently in need of these products. Please check our order attached
and get back to us with your company's
good quote as quickly as you can .We will place order immediately after
comparison with other quote we have.
We await your immediate response.
Thanks,
Mr.John Adams
Purchasing Manager
NAS Trading UK Ltd
18 canary square
london,United Kingdom
E14-8ty
The message and its attachments contain Nas Trading UK Ltd
confidential information only to send individual or group listed in
the above address. Any other person in any form is prohibited to use
(including) but not limited to all or part of disclosure, copy, or
distribute information in the mail. If you've received the e-mail,
please notify the sender and delete the e-mail immediately by telephone or
e-mail!
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Cisco Security 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
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:
N/A




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