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 convince the recipient to open the attachment and view the attached inquiry. However, the .zip
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 (RuleID6452) may contain the following files:
The PURCHASES ORDERS.com
file in the PURCHASES ORDERS.zip
attachment has a file size of 213,504 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x18FCD79494752740BB168E2735B18451
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
I Heard about your company from your costumer who is my very good friend...
Meanwhile you are requested to send us your best offer for the attached inquiry. View the attachment and get back to me thanks
Looking forward to your response with details, prize and quantity that can be made available Thanks.
Trasure Trading Co LTD
Mobile No: +134356255262
Fax: No: +134356255262
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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