Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam e-mail messages that claim to contain a purchase order notification 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 .rar
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 (RuleID5956) may contain the following files:
The Purchase Order.scr
file in the photos.rar
attachment has a file size of 899,589 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x2B68F0E29CEEF80B03BFAD12FA9BE345
The following text is a sample of the e-mail message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: FW: TT Copy
Jan-Willem Vink heeft onderstaande mail ontvangen. Graag jullie aandacht hiervoor.
Met vriendelijke groet / Kind regards,
ING Corporate Legal Department
Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG Amsterdam
P.O. Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam
Location: AMP C.01.047
Phone: +31 20 576 4047
Fax: +31 20 576 0950
Van: Operations harvest [mailto:email@example.com]
Verzonden: donderdag 2 mei 2013 17:39
Onderwerp: TT Copy
Payment has been made, please find the attached as tt copy
Thanks & Regards,
Harvest Commodities Limited
ATTENTION: The information in this electronic mail message is private and
confidential, and only intended for the addressee. Should you
receive this message by mistake, you are hereby notified that
any disclosure, reproduction, distribution or use of this
message is strictly prohibited. Please inform the sender by
reply transmission and delete the message without copying or
Messages and attachments are scanned for all viruses known.
If this message contains password-protected attachments, the
files have NOT been scanned for viruses by the ING mail domain.
Always scan attachments before opening them.
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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