Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a purchase order notification for the recipient. The text in the email message attempts to persuade the recipient to open the attachment to view the order details and invoice. 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 (RuleID8577) may contain the following files:
file in the ORDER_PW3378901221.zip
attachment has a file size of 110,592 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x2FB02F74774DDA51F205902569B53BEF
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Your Ammazon.com order FI2667073
Thank you for your order. Well let you know once your item(s) have dispatched.You can view the status of your order or make changes to it by visiting Your Orders on Ammazon.com
Order VQ3322561 Placed on January 19, 2013
Order details and invoice in attached file.
Need to make changes to your order? Visit our Help page for more information and vi deo guides.
We hope to see you again soon. Ammazon.com
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.
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