Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID11217: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 22, 2014

2014-08-22T19:13:23
ID CISCO-THREAT-35376
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-08-22T19:13:23

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

35376

First Published:

2014 August 22 19:13 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 (RuleID11217) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
payroll_report_08212014.zip / payroll_report_08212014.exe
| 18,944
| 0x840B3B6A714F7330706F0C19F99D5EB8

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

> Subject: Payroll Received by Intuit

Message Body:

Dear, lmore
We received your payroll on August 22, 2014 at 09:04 AM EST.
Attached is a copy of your Remittance. Please click on the attachment in order to view it.
Please note the deadlines and status instructions below:
If your payroll is received BEFORE 5 p.m., your Direct Deposit employees will be paid two (2) banking days from the date received or on your paycheck date, whichever is later.
If your payroll is received AFTER 5 p.m., your employees will be paid three (3) banking days from the date received or on your paycheck date, whichever is later.
YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WILL BE DEBITED THE DAY BEFORE YOUR CHECKDATE.
Funds are typically withdrawn before normal banking hours so please make sure you have sufficient funds available by 12 a.m. on the date funds are to be withdrawn.
Intuit must receive your payroll by 5 p.m., two banking days before your paycheck date or your employees will not be paid on time.
Intuit does not process payrolls on weekends or federal banking holidays. A list of federal banking holidays can be viewed at the Federal Reserve website.
Thank you for your business.
Sincerely,
Intuit Payroll Services
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This notification is being sent to inform you of a critical matter concerning your current service, software, or billing. Please note that if you previously opted out of receiving marketing materials from Intuit, you may continue to receive notifications similar to this communication that affect your service or software.
If you have any questions or comments about this email, please DO NOT REPLY to this email. If you need additional information please contact us.
If you receive an email message that appears to come from Intuit but that you suspect is a phishing email, please forward it to immediately to spoof@intuit.com.
© 2014 Intuit Inc. All rights reserved. Intuit and the Intuit Logo are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners, should be treated as such, and may be registered in various jurisdictions.
Intuit Inc. Customer Communications
2800 E. Commerce Center Place, Tucson, AZ 85706

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Revision History

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