Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID12859: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 15, 2014

2014-12-16T12:23:53
ID CISCO-THREAT-36761
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2014-12-16T12:23:53

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

36761

First Published:

2014 December 16 12:23 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 (RuleID12859) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
vessel particulars.zip / vessel particulars.exe
| 1,793,064
| 0x485C692BC2DA0BEEB5D1E6CF8B833DAE

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

>
Message Body:

We are Seaboard Marine Florida USA, We are owners and managers of MV AFRICAN DAHLIA.
We would like to nominate you as our agent for MV AFRICAN DAHLIA.
ATTACHED IS THE SI/ITENERARY AND VESSELS PARTICULARS.
The vessel will call at your Port on the 19th of December 2014.
PLS ADVISE US OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ON URGENT BASIS.
1) ADVISE US OF FLWG ITEMS-
1. ESTIMATED VESSEL'S SCHEDULE
2. ESTIMATED PORT EXPENSES
3. OTHER INFORMATION IF ANY
Please Treat as a matter of urgency
We would be grateful for your kind support and cooperation.
Regards
Albert Smalls

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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