Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID17580: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 27, 2015

2015-08-28T13:53:38
ID CISCO-THREAT-40711
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-08-28T13:53:38

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

40711

First Published:

2015 August 28 13:53 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 (RuleID17580) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Specification.zip / HB-PRJ142.scr | 394,240
| 0x647636B9DFCF1200D7A72484365024F1

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

> Message Body:

Dear Sir/Ma,
My ex-staff Elena Lipsky sent you email late last year. She has left the company and I am interested in dealing with your company.
We are one of the largest dealers of your products here in Russia.
We are interested in buying large quantities from your company.
Can you please send me your 2015/2016 catalogue.
Do you have the exact replicas of the pictures in the attached file?
If you don't have them, can you produce them? How much is your unit price?
what is your minimum order and how long will it take you to produce them.
Your quick response would be appreciated.
Best regards,

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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