Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID14779: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 20, 2015

2015-04-20T13:20:13
ID CISCO-THREAT-38440
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-04-20T13:20:13

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

38440

First Published:

2015 April 20 13:20 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 (RuleID14779) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
vessel particulars.zip / vessel particulars.scr
| 1,374,720
| 0x83734EE2AA09D736963867E6A770511F

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

> Subject: Agency Pro forma quotation request - MV Sina

Message Body:

Dear all,
We are on a shipment for DISCHARGING 35,000 mt of wheat in bulk
please kindly advise the following information :
- Expected waiting days prior berthing (pls advise based on recent situation)
- Pls let us know the expected waiting days prior berthing as well. Rough idea is okay.
- Expected discharging rate per day (is there difference at anchorage and at berth?)
- Weather condition
- Estimated port d/a :
ALL VESSEL DETAILS ABOUT AS ATTACHED
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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