Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID12647: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 7, 2014

2014-12-02T16:14:06
ID CISCO-THREAT-36572
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-12-08T13:24:15

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

36572

First Published:

2014 December 2 16:14 GMT

Last Updated:

2014 December 8 13:24 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID12647 and RuleID12647KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
000621324.zip / 000621324.doc.js
| Not Available
| 0x45CB6EE2F4FA0850489180A6E1B912AE

FedEx_0000246880.zip / FedEx_0000246880.doc.js | 1,843 | 0x01A3507E100B3530CA800ACF4FB65C7F

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

> Subject: Problem with parcel shipping, ID:000621324

Message Body:

> Dear Customer,
Your parcel has arrived at November 29. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
Delivery Label is attached to this email.
Yours trully

Or

>
Subject: Shipment delivery problem #0000246880

Message Body:

FedEx ®
Dear Customer,
Your parcel has arrived at December 01. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.
Delivery Label is attached to this email.
Sincerely,
Stephen Bowling,
FedEx Support Agent.
(C) 2014 FedEx. All rights reserved.

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

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on December 7, 2014. | | 2014-December-08 13:24 GMT
    1 | Version 1, December 2, 2014, 11:14 AM: Cisco Security has detected significant activity on December 2, 2014. | | 2014-December-02 16:14 GMT
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