Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID13177: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 20, 2015


Medium Alert ID: 37070 First Published: 2015 January 21 15:01 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 (RuleID13177) may contain the following files: **Name** | **Size in Bytes** | **MD5 Checksum** ---|---|--- Particulars of Vessel.zip / Particulars of Vessel.scr | 316,424 | 0xF5A195E652EAE86982B1CA37F6BEA204 The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **ETA 26/01/2015 MV FEHN LIGHGT AGENCY APPOINTMENT** Message Body: **Dear Sir/Madam, We are on business to disch abt 55.000 MTS of grains in bulk. The vessel will call at your Port on the 26th of January 2015, We are DALARO SHIPPING LTD, We are owners and managers of Mv Fehn Light. You are kindly required to return to us with your estimated Vessel's Schedule and best-discounted proforma disbursement accounts, within the day, due to urgency of business. Particulars of Vessel is attached. We would be grateful for your kind support and cooperation . Thanks & Best Regards** 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** [Cisco Security](<http://www.cisco.com/security>) [Cisco SenderBase Security Network](<http://www.senderbase.org/>) ## Revision History * Version | Description | Section | Date ---|---|---|--- 1 | Initial Release | | 2015-January-21 15:01 GMT Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products