Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID14809: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 21, 2015

2015-04-21T14:04:11
ID CISCO-THREAT-38466
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-04-21T14:04:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

38466

First Published:

2015 April 21 14:04 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 (RuleID14809) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
STD_411.zip / STD_411.exe | 119,912 | 0xDD4654D9C4978204B14C6FB25667FE5C

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

> Subject: Annual Form - Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business

Message Body:

All employees need to have on file this form STD 371 (attached). The original is retained by supervisor and copy goes to Accounting. Accounting need this form to approve mileage reimbursement. The form can be used for multiple years, however it needs to re-signed annually by employee and supervisor. Please confirm all employees that may travel using their private car on state business (including training) has a current STD 371 on file. Not having a current copy of this form on file in Accounting may delay a travel reimbursement claim.

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-April-21 14:04 GMT
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