Threat Outbreak Alert

Threat Outbreak Alert: Fake Product Purchase Order Email Messages on November 21, 2013

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Threat Outbreak Alert
IntelliShield ID:30180
Version:19
First Published:2013 July 23 15:45 GMT
Last Published:2013 November 22 17:35 GMT
Port: Not available
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Mild Damage
 
Version Summary:Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on November 21, 2013.
 

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6676, RuleID6676KVR, and RuleID6676KVR_1) may contain the following files:

New OrderJuly.rar
New Order.rar
New Order.scr
New_Order..rar
New Order..exe
PO.rar
PO.exe
Order Sample.rar
Order Sample.scr
Purchase Order.rar
Purchase Order.exe
product_order.exe
Official Purchase Lists.rar
Official Purchase Lists.exe
Purchase order.rar
Purchase order.scr
zyhy.scr
tt copy.exe
PURCHASE ORDER.rar
SCAN FILE .exe
New order.rar
usd92580.exe
Scan Copy.exe

The New Order.scr file in the New OrderJuly.rar attachment has a file size of 340,480 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x6E15C6B9D0FB7921587EC9FE4C502221

The New Order..exe file in the New_Order..rar attachment has a file size of 826,368 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x010C577B7CB316E1C5563BC50F4B8741

The PO.exe file in the PO.rar attachment has a file size of 830,976 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xFC0C220AAC1BFDBBE3DBCFC139C0A00C

A variant of the New Order.scr file in the New Order.rar attachment has a file size of 1,325,491 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x9F43CAC1209353CB5087CD4A9FC40782

The Order Sample.scr file in the Order Sample.rar attachment has a file size of 209,408 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x9226F89291251D1857AE8773E8822C1B

The Purchase Order.exe file in the Purchase Order.rar attachment has a file size of 478,208 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x766AA3454751C8A861D45BD7C68B6B8D

A variant of the PURCHASE ORDER.exe in the PURCHASE ORDER.rar attachment has a file size of 338,133 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE60A8FF9AF13CD6B97878BF4C6D15D13

The product_order.exe file in the Purchase order.rar attachment has a file size of 133,120 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x7398ECD26FEF00C8EBE5C63B11E45760

The Official Purchase Lists.exe file in the Official Purchase Lists.rar attachment has a file size of 1,204,011 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x2BFA352D39666B00F54C13895399EC6E

A third variant of the Purchase Order.exe file in the Purchase Order.rar attachment has a file size of 854,326 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xB86C27795775AA233CBA793B7113231B<

The New product specification.scr file in the New product specification.zip attachment has a file size of 241,365 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xC578951C4D8105220DBBCAF47982FAB6

The zyhy.scr file in the PO.rar attachment has a file size of 855,818 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xFA3CD86B8483DDEC8FFEDD4D0E5D3A5E

The tt copy.exe file in the New Order.rar attachment has a file size of 864,045 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xC5985B6E99871D3F0C9C9A666E4C692D

The SCAN FILE .exe file in the PURCHASE ORDER.rar attachment has a file size of 471,040 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x684615BB03CCBFC81E921AED88A90C8B

A variant of the PO.exe file in the PO.rar attachment has a file size of 374,612 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xF0D5DC796EE4BB9D0F3013C4B53B97F7

A variant of the tt copy.exe file in the New order.rar attachment has a file size of 943,043 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x231278554076BDC1B5FEEDD14360217C

The usd92580.exe file in the New Order.rar attachment has a file size of 744,245 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x5AB6FBEC953798083947D13CB67C28

A fourth variant of the PURCHASE ORDER.exe file in the PURCHASE ORDER.rar attachment has a file size of 634,472 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xA90E3671750949F7C2EF231AC914ECB6

The Scan Copy.exe file in the PO.rar attachment has a file size of 454,144 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x6127B4F444DE72DB2308FE7DB1952EE4

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

Message Body:

Hello Friend,
We have a new order for your company. Discount is needed.
Please refer to the enclosed PO(s), and reverting back regarding to:
1. Confirm the PO content and availability of order
2. Earliest of Delivery schedule
Please be informed that you are required to send us the shipping document in
advance before shipping the product.
Thanks for your best support and services.
Best Regards
Bugna Jason
Purchasing Department

Or

Message Body:

Attached to this email is our purchase order of the following Models, Please also Inform us how many pieces for full container.Thank you for Co-operation.
Regards
Royal Global Trade PVT.
This email and any files transmitted with it are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information.
If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.
Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email or any action taken in Jaipur Golden on this email is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.
________________________________________
Please do not print this email unless it is absolutely necessary.
This email communication and any attachments to it are confidential and privileged to Jaipur Golden and are strictly intended only for the personal and confidential use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.
Please notify the sender immediately and destroy all copies of this message along with all attachments thereto

Or

Subject: Proforma order

Message Body:

Please find attached our order for next month.
Regards
Mohd

Or

Subject: New Order

Message Body:


Dear Sir,
It is our wish to purchase this goods in your esteemed company.
Please open the attached sample products and get back to us with the price, payment term and quantity availability.
Looking forward to hear from you,
Regards,
KST INVESTMENT
Mrs. Lane
+6457766
+447786209750

Or

Subject: Orders# 58500, 58501, and 5850

Message Body:

Dear Sir
Attached is the purchase order for Crude oil please provide SPA_SPOT_CIF for the normal loading ASAP.
Thanks/Regards
David
UMA Enterprises, Inc
660 W.Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220

Or

Message Body:

Cari Venditori
Siamo interessati a ordinare seguenti voci nell'ordine di acquisto allegata con imballaggio normale.
Si prega di inviare una fattura pro-forma dell'ordine di acquisto per tre deposito, come abbiamo bisogno di questo il piu presto possibile.
Cordiali saluti
Alexander Zeitler
UMA Enterprises, Inc
660 W.Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220

Or

Subject: Fwd: PURCHASE ORDER

Message Body:

Dear Sir.
A customer told me about the quality of your products,
please check this product and confirm if you can make provision of the exact product.
we have a high demand of this product from our customers
waiting for your reply urgently.
Regards.
TESCO DISTRIBUTORS LTD
Import and Export Director

Or

Subject: Enquiry...

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Please refer to the enclosed PO(s), and reverting back regarding to:
1. Confirm the PO content and availability of order
2. Earliest of Delivery schedule
Please be informed that you are required to send us the shipping document in
advance before ship the product.
Thanks for your best support and services.
Best Regards
Bugna Jason
Purchasing Department

Or

Subject: New Order

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
We are sorry for the delay, Enclosed please find the Purchase order attachment for your reference. Please check and confirm by sending your PI, please confirm all details of our PO.
If you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Best regards!
Lionel
+37020154621

Or

Subject: Re: Invoice Deposit and new order.

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
We will be placing the next order by next week, Please kindly assure us that there will be fast production and goods will be shipped before the end of November 2013. The balance of the last order is paid and the bank swift is attached in this email. Please ship out immediately. I will call your office later today.
Best Regards
Alex Zhang
Sales Manager

Or
Message Body:

WE WOULD LIKE TO PLACE SOME ORDERS . I AM ATTACHING A CHART SHOWING THE QUANTITIES.
PLS QUOTE AND LET ME KNOW THE FOLLOWING:
-YOUR FOB PRICES AND FOB PORT OF LOADING
-YOUR MODE OF PAYMENT. (IF BY L/C OR T/T)
SHIPMENT IS "LATEST" END DECEMBER.
TKS+B.RGDS
MAROUN
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.

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Alert History
 

Version 18, November 20, 2013, 2:40 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on November 19, 2013.

Version 17, November 19, 2013, 1:18 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on November 18, 2013.

Version 16, October 31, 2013, 8:06 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on October 30, 2013.

Version 15, October 30, 2013, 5:42 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on October 30, 2013.

Version 14, October 28, 2013, 2:32 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on October 25, 2013.

Version 13, October 23, 2013, 1:53 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on October 22, 2013.

Version 12, October 15, 2013, 3:22 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on October 15, 2013.

Version 11, September 30, 2013, 5:37 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on September 30, 2013.

Version 10, September 20, 2013, 3:46 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on September 20, 2013.

Version 9, September 16, 2013, 2:14 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on September 15, 2013.

Version 8, September 9, 2013, 2:38 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on September 7, 2013.

Version 7, August 28, 2013, 12:23 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on August 27, 2013.

Version 6, August 23, 2013, 12:38 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on August 22, 2013.

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

Version 4, August 19, 2013, 5:22 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on August 19, 2013.

Version 3, August 14, 2013, 6:28 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on August 14, 2013.

Version 2, July 23, 2013, 7:09 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on July 23, 2013.

Version 1, July 23, 2013, 3:45 PM: Cisco Security Intelligence Operations has detected significant activity on July 23, 2013.


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
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Associated Products:
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