Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID17717: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 3, 2015

2015-09-03T13:47:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-40835
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-09-03T13:47:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

40835

First Published:

2015 September 3 13:47 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 (RuleID17717) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
new_inventory_list.doc
| 59,904
| 0xDD61E91B3B290C311A61F3AE9AA9D24D

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

> Subject: FW: regarding your order

Message Body:

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Sullivan
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:47 PM
To: Rae, Stuart C; Rae, Stuart C
Subject: regarding your order
Hello Stuart Rae.
The ordered items are no longer on stock.
Please check the attachment for the updated inventory list.
Thank You

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
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    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-September-03 13:47 GMT
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