Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID17960: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 13, 2015

2015-09-14T13:51:09
ID CISCO-THREAT-40988
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-09-14T13:51:09

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

40988

First Published:

2015 September 14 13:51 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 (RuleID17960) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Resume.doc | 23,961
| 0x4D53455707108BE74E6D66CFDA0E57D3

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

> Subject: My Resume

Message Body:

Hey!
I noticed your website today Fri, 11 Sep 2015 and found it very inviting.
I was hoping there was any possibility of internship or unpaid trial period, just to prove my competence.
As you will see in my attached CV, I am very qualified and have a very wide experience in this line of work.
I am very confident it will be worth your time reading it, and I am even more confident you will find me very suitable in your enterprise.
Please see my CV.
I am very much looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind wishes,

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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