Cisco Security has detected significant activity
related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a purchase order request 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
.zip attachment contains a malicious .exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID4951) may contain the following files:
The ATM CARD_pdf.exe
file in the ATM CARD_pdf.zip
attachment has a file size of 350,634 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x17430165F94E961FE89B81D9ED3A7D9E
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
your contact from one of your customers in the USA. We have interest in purchasing your products and we sincerely hope to establish a long-term business relation with your esteemed company. Please kindly check the attachment and find our PURCHASE ORDER,SAMPLE CATALOGUE/DESIGN and please do inform me if you make exactly the same with the right quality material.
Please kindly email me your latest catalog as attachment. Also, inform me about the MOQ, Delivery time, and payment terms.
Your early reply is highly appreciated. Thank You!
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 Virus Outbreak Filters 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 appliances are automatically updated to prevent both spam e-mail and
hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.
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