Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID17943: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 13, 2015

2015-09-14T13:53:06
ID CISCO-THREAT-40985
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-09-14T13:53:06

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

40985

First Published:

2015 September 14 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 (RuleID17943 and RuleID17943KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
PO-NUMBER_GE-15-0069_pdf.gz / PO-NUMBER_GE-15-0069_pdf.exe | 371,440
| 0x7C1F979D8B0BB2154B944BAEB1D2C7BA

PO-Number_OPT-15-00079_pdf.gz / PO-Number_OPT-15-00079.exe | 371,440
| 0xF1B860E102DB4CD7977CA2B3B7D322D9

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

> Subject: New Purchase Order

Message Body:

Good Day Sir/Madam,
Hope this email meets you well.
My name is Janet Truong. I got your contact email from sister company here in Bangalore,
as we are hoping to expand our business corporations with products you offer, and extend our supplier reach.
Please find attached our Purchase Order, and send me quotation including FOB, MOQ.
Note: Confirm if you can supply this quantity monthly, and also state payment terms as we have new customers who need it urgently.
Looking forward to your urgent reply
Kindest Regards

Or

> Subject: New Order (September Shortage List)

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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