Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID14663: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 16, 2015

2015-04-14T13:21:54
ID CISCO-THREAT-38368
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-04-16T12:59:04

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

38368

First Published:

2015 April 14 13:21 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 April 16 12:59 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages distributing malicious software.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID14663 and RuleID14663KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
AcroRd32.exe | 1,423,224 | 0xCCDA8E6A2AC68FD417A8BB8D88CBFDAC
AcroRd32.exe | 1,524,112 | 0x520B77D14F04D2A37E6A3590E4C2C846

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

> Subject: Alarm Monitoring agreement

Message Body:

Joan,
Here is my Alarm Monitoring agreement. I hope this will clear everything. Thank you for your help
Sincerely

Or

> Message Body:

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:00 AM, Alyssa Garza wrote:

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

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 16, 2015. | | 2015-April-16 12:59 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 14, 2015. | | 2015-April-14 13:21 GMT
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