Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a product order attachment 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 attachment contains a malicious .scr
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
E-mail messages that are related to this threat (RuleID5625) may contain the following files:
The New Onix.scr
file has a file size of 320,000 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x317F351584E39659A76A00ED41ACF819
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
We got 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 catalogue as attachment. Also, inform me about the MOQ, Delivery time, and payment terms.
Your early reply is highly appreciated. Thank You!Best Regards,
James D. Bangura
SRQ Direct Trading,
10000 West O'Hare
Chicago, IL 60666
Tel: (773) 377-6442
Fax: (773) 377-7521
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 security appliances 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 security 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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