Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID12543: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on November 24, 2014

2014-11-25T15:24:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-36518
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-11-25T15:24:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

36518

First Published:

2014 November 25 15:24 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 (RuleID12543) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Items Quotation (1).rar / items02.exe
| 562,176
| 0x016985F5DF9FB5CDFCAE584642F33431

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

> Subject: Urgent Reply Needed‏

Message Body:

I would like to kindly ask you to offer us for the attached items, if possible reply us within today.
Inquiry belongs to one of our regular customer. And we kindly ask you to offer special price level for required latest delivery date within first week of January, 2015.
Thank you in advance for your response.

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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    1 | Initial Release | | 2014-November-25 15:24 GMT
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