Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID17559: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 24, 2015


Medium Alert ID: 40654 First Published: 2015 August 24 20:44 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 (RuleID17559) may contain the following files: **Name** | **Size in Bytes** | **MD5 Checksum** ---|---|--- Scan 082772.zip / Scan 082772.exe | 982,016 | 0xD6319C9CA0A99EF546C541B927ACBECA The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **Spam Re: COMMERCIAL INVOICE.** Message Body: **DEAR SIR, KINDLY FIND ENCLOSED INVOICE. PLEASE PRINT IT, SIGN AND STAMP IT AND IMMEDIATELY RETURN TO US. WE HAVE FINANCIAL CONTROL AND DESPERATELY NEED IT TODAY.. REGARDS \------ Melissa Assistance account Officer Arabian LLC TRANSLAB (M) SDN BHD No 18, Jalan PJS 11/16, Bandar Sunway, Dubia U.A.E** 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. **Related Links** [Cisco Security](<http://www.cisco.com/security>) [Cisco SenderBase Security Network](<http://www.senderbase.org/>) ## Revision History * Version | Description | Section | Date ---|---|---|--- 1 | Initial Release | | 2015-August-24 20:44 GMT Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products