Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID15252: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on May 12, 2015

2015-05-13T13:10:26
ID CISCO-THREAT-38802
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-05-13T13:10:26

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

38802

First Published:

2015 May 13 13:10 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 (RuleID15252) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
pdf_label.zip / pdf_label.pif
| 34,304
| 0xB61E90113713EB9224CD11E6BA75DC0B
pdf_usps_label.zip / pdf_usps_label.pif | 410,112 | 0xC1BFBFE0DB4A74611E32CC7F49CC9383

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

>
Subject: Delivery failed for package #97834057

Message Body:

Your package could not be delivered by the USPS courier.
REASON: Invalid postal code
TRACKING # : 97834057
SHIPPING SERVICE : OVERNIGHT
Box Size : Large
Please visit the nearest post office with a hard (printed) copy of the USPS shipping label, in order to schedule a new delivery.
You can download your shipping label , from the following URL :
hxxps: //www.usps.com/download_label.htm?trk=97834057

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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