Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18300: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 28, 2015

2015-09-28T13:27:11
ID CISCO-THREAT-41239
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-09-28T13:27:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41239

First Published:

2015 September 28 13:27 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 (RuleID18300) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
HSBC2015092800001.zip / HSBC2015092800001.exe
| 221,184
| 0x1A3CD92227E1887D379B78F0FAC23AF7

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

>
Subject: Payment Advice - Advice Ref:[G5275967759] / ACH credits / Customer Ref:[BPMA-ACH-201505181712.TX]

Message Body:

Dear Sir/Madam,
The payment advice in attached folder is issued at the request of our customer.
Please confirm amount and send receipt to related customer.
Yours faithfully,
Global Payments and Cash Management
HSBC

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-28 13:27 GMT
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