Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID12617: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 8, 2014.

2014-12-02T16:14:09
ID CISCO-THREAT-36574
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-12-10T13:33:37

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

36574

First Published:

2014 December 2 16:14 GMT

Last Updated:

2014 December 10 13:33 GMT

Version:

3

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID12617 and RuleID12617KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
payment.zip / payment.exe
| Not Available
| 0x7C6999A5F4CF894EBB0EE5892086A236

PAYMENT.zip / PAYMENT.exe | 623,616 | 0x9375454C5D5FFA76324F35F6B6A86008
INVOICE.zip / INVOICE.exe | 638,976 | 0xED03F399A2EE810558A7954BAA29CDC2

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

> Subject: WU-SEND

Message Body:

Assalam o Alikum......!!
Dear Sir Please Find The Attachment.
Thanks & Best Regards

Or

>
Message Body:

Happy Day,
Attached is a copy of the payment sent to your account two weeks ago.
Please check the attached payment slip and let me know if the money got into your account.
Regards,
Remal Al Emarat L.L.C.

>

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
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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    3 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on December 8, 2014. | | 2014-December-10 13:33 GMT
    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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