Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID13252: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 23, 2015

2015-01-26T16:25:18
ID CISCO-THREAT-37145
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-01-26T16:25:18

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

37145

First Published:

2015 January 26 16:25 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 (RuleID13252) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
TAX_79956BH.doc
| 50,176
| 0x386D59BD732FF3A035CE1AB453969EEB

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

> Subject: Your tax return was incorrectly filled out

Message Body:

Attention: Accountant
This is to inform you that your legal address was filled incorrectly while completing the last tax form application for 2014 year.
In order to avoid penalty fees during the next tax period please contact our expert as soon as you check the payment details (the DOC invoice attached below).
Regards
Fuller
Tax Officer

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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    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-January-26 16:25 GMT
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