Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID13245: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 23, 2015

2015-01-26T14:38:32
ID CISCO-THREAT-37142
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-01-26T14:38:32

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

37142

First Published:

2015 January 26 14:38 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 (RuleID13245) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Refund_Form.zip / Refund form.doc
| 427,815
| 0x0ca4f33beb004d1be9485040797bed27

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

> Subject: Tax Refund Confirmation

Message Body:

TAX REFUND 23.01.2015.
After conducting the latest annual calculations of your financial activities, we concluded that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $543.
Please submit the tax refund request by filling in all required information in the appended document.
Please get familiar with the attached document to make sure that the refund will be transferred to your bank account.
Sending the refund to the account specified in the form will take time.
Note: receiving the tax refund may be delayed by a number of reasons, such as submitting invalid information or sending the request after the deadline.
Best Regards.
Taxation Office.
23.01.2015

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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