Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID14658: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 14, 2015

2015-04-14T13:21:48
ID CISCO-THREAT-38364
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-04-14T13:21:48

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

38364

First Published:

2015 April 14 13:21 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 (RuleID14658) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
payroll_report_08222014.zip / payroll_report_08222014.exe | 45,568 | 0x3AF674CC9DF9365F254020BD73942BFC

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

> Subject: Payroll Received by Intuit

Message Body:

Dear, manager
We received your payroll on April 13, 2015 at 09:08 AM EST.
Attached is a copy of your Remittance. Please click on the attachment in order to view it.
Please note the deadlines and status instructions below:
If your payroll is received BEFORE 5 p.m., your Direct Deposit employees will be paid two (2) banking days from the date received or on your paycheck date, whichever is later.
If your payroll is received AFTER 5 p.m., your employees will be paid three (3) banking days from the date received or on your paycheck date, whichever is later.
YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WILL BE DEBITED THE DAY BEFORE YOUR CHECKDATE.
Funds are typically withdrawn before normal banking hours so please make sure you have sufficient funds available by 12 a.m. on the date funds are to be withdrawn.
Intuit must receive your payroll by 5 p.m., two banking days before your paycheck date or your employees will not be paid on time.
Intuit does not process payrolls on weekends or federal banking holidays. A list of federal banking holidays can be viewed at the Federal Reserve website.
Thank you for your business.
Sincerely

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