Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18141: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 22, 2015

2015-09-22T17:48:47
ID CISCO-THREAT-41145
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-09-22T17:48:47

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41145

First Published:

2015 September 22 17:48 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 (RuleID18141) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
AUTHORIZATION FORM.zip / AUTHORIZATION FORM.exe
| 311,296
| 0x828EBE24FF868CB9154A615FF6910DC7

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

> Subject: Incoming Payment Slated For Your Account!!!

Message Body:

Dear Fund Owner,
You have an incoming payment slated for your account. This transaction cannot be completed due to errors present in your account information.
You are required to download the AUTHORIZATION FORM page to verify your details to avoid further loss of account or delay of your long awaited payment.
Note that you are not required to pay any fee in order to receive your long awaited funds.
Regards,
Amira Brown.

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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