Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID17413: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 16, 2015

2015-08-17T14:18:50
ID CISCO-THREAT-40529
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-08-17T14:18:50

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

40529

First Published:

2015 August 17 14:18 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 (RuleID17413) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Described_statements_Ebony Tillman.zip / Suggested_measures_.exe
| 49,664
| 0xB6D36A33BD81CBD57A1BBAEB83D7F20D

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

>
Subject: Revealed fraudulent manipulation

Message Body:

Dear Customer,
Please note that Your account and the bank card were detected to be involved in financial fraud operations.
As a result, Your account is to be placed on restricted status. Consequently, cash withdrawal will also be restricted.
Kindly see enclosed the further instructions to avoid mentioned sanctions.
Ebony Tillman,
District Accountability Representative
HSBC Bank PLC.

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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