Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID12731: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 7, 2014

2014-12-08T16:04:55
ID CISCO-THREAT-36682
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-12-08T16:04:55

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

36682

First Published:

2014 December 8 16:04 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 (RuleID12731) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Specifics.zip / Specifics.exe
| 188,416
| 0xE1433C00CDEC29F5BE71BE279EBE5544

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

>
Subject: FORD BUSINESS INQUIRY..

Message Body:

FORD AMERICA.
Being the instigator of the manufacturing revolution of mass production assembly lines, the Ford Motor Company is one of the largest manufacturers of transportation vehicles, particularly cars and trucks. The cars we manufacture include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Aston Martin.
We will like to do business with you/company but before we expatiate kindly check to view our specifications/document to see if you can meet up with our conditions.
Ford Motor Company
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126

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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