Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages that claim to contain shipping order information for the recipient. The text in the email 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.
Email messages that are related to this threat
(RuleID6529 and RuleID6529KVR) may contain the following files:
file in the PO890.zip
attachment has a file size of 768,000 bytes. The MD5 checksum, which is a unique identifier of the executable, is the following string: 0x82C82888039704B53BA8B8E0F4542757
file in the data_09.07.2013.zip
attachment has a file size of 270,981 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE8F2055310D8B262F81AF82FB6A46ED8
The data_09122_13.exe file in the data_09122_13.zip attachment has a file size of 280,924 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x25F496E8392253AC6CA1BE3A014697F5
The PO875.exe file in the PO875.zip attachment has a file size of 772,096 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0x3B02F2D72B12551CEFB22FE10E0C9BD8
The Docs_08222013_218.exe file in the Docs_adayinthelife.net.zip attachment has a file size of 118,784 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xE9FBB397E66B295F5E43FE0AA3B545D7
The Scan_001_26082013.exe file in the Scan_001_26082013.zip attachment has a file size of 22,528 bytes. The MD5 checksum is the following string: 0xB6B4C1223F4B0DB2DEB25C3261673812
The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:
Subject: New Purchase Order for July
How are you?
Glad to write to you again !
Enclosed please find our new Order with all necessary shipping
instructions that have to be considered.
Once we have received the official booking confirmation from our
freight forwarder we will inform you accordingly.
Meanwhile I kindly ask you to confirm to us this order with your Sales
Order Confirmation urgently.
Thanks & Kind regards,
Subject: Der Artikel #9752 Merida Ninety-Six CF XT-D (2012)46 wurde mit Erfolg bezahlt.
Sehr geehrter Kunde,
Der Zahlschein wird beigefugt
Subject: Remittance Docs 8410375
Please find attached the remittance 8410375.
If you are unable to open the attached file, please reply to this email
with a contact telephone number. The Finance Dept will be in touch in
Chase Private Banking
Level III Officer
3 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Subject: Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre
Please download the document. It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox multifunction device.
File Type: pdf
Download: Scanned from a Xerox multi~6.pdf
multifunction device Location: machine location not set
Device Name: Xerox9061
For more information on Xerox products and solutions, please visit http://www.xerox.com
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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