Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID10176: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on June 1, 2014

2014-06-03T15:37:45
ID CISCO-THREAT-34504
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-06-03T15:37:45

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

34504

First Published:

2014 June 3 15:37 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages distributing malicious software.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID10176) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
HMRC - Refund.zip/HMRC - Refund.html
| 4,474
| Not applicable

The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:

> Subject: Tax Refund Notification !

Message body:

Dear Applicant,
The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential
and as applicable, copyright in these is reserved to HM Revenue &
Customs.
Unless expressly authorised by us, any further dissemination or
distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited.
If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please reply
to inform us that you have received this email in error and then
delete it without retaining any copy.
I am sending this email to announce: After the last annual
calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to
receive a tax refund of 304.73 GBP
You have attached the tax return form with the TAX REFUND NUMBER
ID: 381749832
complete the tax return form attached to this message.
After completing the form, please submit the form by clicking the
SUBMIT button on form and allow us 5-9 business days in order to process
it.
Our head office address can be found on our web site at H
M

Cisco security appliances can help protect customers during the critical period between the first exploit of a virus outbreak and the release of vendor antivirus signatures. Cisco Web Security Appliances help secure and control web and email traffic by offering layers of malware protection. Cisco security appliances are automatically updated to help prevent both spam email and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.

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Revision History

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