Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain a new purchase order notification 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 .com
file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID6281) may contain the following files:
The Purchase order.com
file in the Purchase order.rar
attachment has a file size of 389,632 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0xDDFC1B3C083FDBD9939FDAC3964DC4FC
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: Re: Purchase order
We are interested in your products.Please find attached our new purchase order confirmation with consignee details and get back with the proforma invoice. Also advise your delivery time and the Payment terms. how long does it take to dispatch the goods after we make the payment (50%)?
"PLEASE REPLY THIS EMAIL SO TO CONFIRM THAT YOU RECEIVED IT."
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New York, NY 10036
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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