Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID16746: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on July 17, 2015

2015-07-17T20:24:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-40022
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-07-17T20:24:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

40022

First Published:

2015 July 17 20:24 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 (RuleID16746) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
contract_papers.zip / contract_papers.exe
| 665,088
| 0x0BDBA3D9D36D7FEBCCEE0CCFCD7998FB

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

> Subject: Contract

Message Body:

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are interested in going into a long term business contract with you. Please go through the attached business proposal and let us know if you can deliver.
In your response please let us know your own terms so that we can review and discuss further with you.
We anticipate your urgent response.
Yours Faithfully,
Frank Pederson
Sales Representative
IMO Cargo Co. Ltd.
Denmark

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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