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Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID11075: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 12, 2014

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Medium Alert ID: 35268 First Published: 2014 August 13 12:21 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 (RuleID11075) may contain the following files: **Name** | **Size in Bytes** | **MD5 Checksum** ---|---|--- SWT0000.zip / SWT0000.scr | 1,217,536 | 0xFA0B9DFB406A7B6AC51A3580BC870A0C The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **FINAL NOTICE** Message Body: **Ref ID: 45511767 Account: 6395223438 Total amount: $66.81 Dear Customer, We notice from our records that the previous invoice with ref: 22825723 which we have sent you in april have not been paid. If this letter is ignored, we will have no option other than instruct our debt collection agency to secure immediate payment. Therefore to avoid future and unnecessary action please pay this bill. Need a bit more time to make a payment? You can submit a request for an extension on your bill via the form below. Best regards,** 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. **Related Links** [Cisco Security](<http://www.cisco.com/security>) [Cisco SenderBase Security Network](<http://www.senderbase.org/>) ## Revision History * Version | Description | Section | Date ---|---|---|--- 1 | Initial Release | | 2014-August-13 12:21 GMT Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products