Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID17014: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on July 28, 2015

2015-07-28T18:07:22
ID CISCO-THREAT-40192
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-07-29T10:58:33

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

40192

First Published:

2015 July 28 18:07 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 July 29 10:58 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 (RuleID17014 and RuleID17014KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Bill_number_4190653816.doc
| 121,856
| 0x0E695100C007F29626264685205529F0
Issue 8Q4 Dylan Nichols.doc | 105,472
| 0x39CE3BF3F8C3B622EC696CD78FE99FE4

Tax form 00Q Damian Mack.doc | 87,040
| 0xE60F71F795C481022D40AA32399AE9B4
Issue 0VA Nasim Juarez.doc | 150,528
| 0xD5CFEEF1E3B978C0655C14629C9247C0
Order_number_0429916553-saMgqKx.doc | 106,496
| 0xFB2F6043B0A54017E7498D2D9D8C184B

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

>
Subject: Payment order notification

Message Body:

You have received the invoice !
Received at: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:42:23 -0600.
Amount of pages: 0.
Mailer Identification: 56.
Delivery order: 4190653816.
Kindly note that enclosed is copy of the first page only.
We will mail the hard copies to You at the location indicated earlier.

Or

> Subject: Damian Mack

Message Body:

Warning!!
This is to inform your company that your legal address was given incorrectly while processing the recent tax form for 2014 year.
In order to avoid extensive penalty fees during the next tax period please contact our expert as soon as you review the statement attached with this email.
Kind regards

Or

>
Subject: Nasim Juarez

Message Body:

Attention
This is alert for your company that your company's address was given incorrectly while completing the recent tax form for 2014 year.
In order to avoid huge penalty fees during next time please email our tax officer as soon as you review the document in attachment.
Regards

Or

>
Subject: REPORT SPAM

Message Body:

You had received the payment order !
Received at: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:46:36 -0500.
Number of pages: 5.
Dispatcher Identification: 503551398317293.
Dispatch order: 0429916553.
Please be advised that attached is copy of the 1st page alone.
We are going to mail the hard copies to You at the location indicated already.

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 July 28, 2015. | | 2015-July-29 10:58 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on July 28, 2015. | | 2015-July-28 18:07 GMT
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