Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID13164: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 20, 2015

2015-01-20T17:18:06
ID CISCO-THREAT-37062
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-01-20T17:18:06

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

37062

First Published:

2015 January 20 17:18 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 (RuleID13164) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
BL DRAFT.rar / BL DRAFT.exe
| 283,648
| 0xD2C66E1FEF72D538114DFF9D3E5AFE5E

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

>
Subject: BL COPY

Message Body:

REMINDER
Dear Sir/Madam
This is a reminder and follow up. Please ignore this message if you have already been contacted by our documents department.
We unfortunately have to inform you that your shipment has been unexpectedly delayed due to congestion as the assigned gates.
For better efficiency, and to avoid further delay, we are working with our affiliated freight forwarder to handle any left over shipments,
therefore a new Bill of Lading will have to be issued. Please check attached BL draft and confirm that details are all correct and acceptable
before the original is issued. Your urgent response will be appreciated to avoid anymore undue delays.
Thanks,
Anna.
MAERSK SHIPPING.

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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