Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID13686: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 24, 2015

2015-02-25T13:45:42
ID CISCO-THREAT-37562
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-02-25T13:45:42

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

37562

First Published:

2015 February 25 13:45 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 (RuleID13686 and RuleID13686KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
DOC20150011639801163672-pdf.rar / DOC20150011639801163672-pdf.exe
| 1,441,280
| 0xF37BF40F645251D0439A68BB1C223803
PO#201500117358011749-pdf.rar / PO#201500117358011749-pdf.scr | 444,257 | 0x0768097BD2E98E50E3FF0CF36BC1C581
PO784578-pdf.rar / PO784578-pdf.scr | 166,471 | 0x1382B473288AE6DB380553C44E0C403A
NewPO.rar / NEW PO.exe | 199,526 | 0x92963BE00C196979B05B31E9DE9570E7

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

> Subject: New Enquiry

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Kindly check and confirm to us the availability of the products attached in the files
with complete SPEC and Quantity then quote to us your best price for our kind
evaluation and urgent purchase
Pls note customers are in high demand for it, so revert Asap.

Or

> Subject: NEW PO

Message Body:

Attn,
Attached is your purchase order as per your reference.
Regards

Or

> Subject: RE: Purchase order.

Message Body:

Good day,
Please we were directed to your company by one of our customer.
We are hereby submitting our trial order as attached.
Pls send us order confirmation with delivery details and process our
invoice for payment. Other required company details are enclosed.
Regards

Or

> Subject: Purchase Order

Message Body:

Good day,
Enclosed is our first order, please confirm.
Awaiting your soonest reply with dispatch details for payment processing,
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.

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Revision History

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    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-February-25 13:45 GMT
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