Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18057: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 17, 2015

2015-09-17T13:52:00
ID CISCO-THREAT-41069
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-09-21T13:14:58

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41069

First Published:

2015 September 17 13:52 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 September 21 13:14 GMT

Version:

3

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages distributing malicious software.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID18057and RuleID18057KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Help outstanding papers Wisoky Viaduct.zip / Settle rental money Hettie Branch.exe | 39,424
| 0xFE20421AB34DAD24B7440478ACB16692

Compensate lease statement of account Wilkinson Isle.zip / Insure tax deal Rene Ford.exe | 77,824
| 0xD22DFAA2FF368F003F3F50C2ABA4B5CA

Download remittance transfer business Tomasa Prairie.zip / Assist your report Melisa Lodge.exe | 53,760
| 0x4AB9E364CCA22A2DBE0702DDE638251B

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

> Subject: Past due invoice reminder

Message Body:

Good day!
We look forward to receiving payment for the August invoice as it's now overdue.
Please see it attached. Statement of your account is also included.

Or

> Message Body:

Hello,
A new monthly invoice for the services is available to view online and is included as an attachment.
No action is required because you've signed up for the AutoPay.
Just review and retain this invoice #2207877 for your records.

Or

> Subject: Necessary check of contact details

Message Body:

Good day!
This notification was automatically sent by our Administration Server Team.
Please confirm your contact info shown in the attached.

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
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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    3 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on September 17, 2015. | | 2015-September-21 13:14 GMT
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on September 17, 2015. | | 2015-September-18 12:52 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on September 17, 2015. | | 2015-September-17 13:52 GMT
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