Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18313: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 29, 2015

2015-09-29T13:45:24
ID CISCO-THREAT-41252
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-09-29T13:45:24

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41252

First Published:

2015 September 29 13:45 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 (RuleID18313) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
PARTICULARS AND CONTACT DETAILS.ace | 133,816
| 0x344BB458264B7CD53B775D2BC269B53C

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

> Subject: AGENCY APPOINTMENT // M/V LAKE DOLPHIN

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
WE, FORTUNE STAR SHIPPING PTE LTD, AS OWNERS OF M/V "LAKE DOLPHIN,
HAVE THE PLEASURE TO APPOINT YOUR GOOD COMPANY TO ATTEND SUBJ VSL
AS OUR FULL AGENT DURING HER CALL
AT YOUR GOOD PORT FOR DISCHG OPERATIONS.
KINDLY REQUEST YOUR CONFIRMATION BY RETURN.
VSL’S PARTICULARS/VESSEL’ITINERARY/CHARTER PARTY DETAILS AS ATTACHED
SUBJ DETAILS AS FLWG:
AA. BILLS OF LADING AND SOF:
ALL THE CARGO WON'T TO BE RELEASED TO ANY PARTY UNTIL
RECEIVED OUR WRITTEN NOTICE/CONFIRMATION EVEN RECEIVED THE ORIGINAL B/LS.
DRAFT SOF SHOULD BE SENT TO OUR OFFICE FOR FINAL APPROVAL
BEFORE PRESENTING TO THE MASTER FOR SIGNATURE.
BB.VSLS MOVEMENT
-PLS CHECK/ADV BERTHS/DISCHG SCHEDULES DAILY.IF ANY CHANGE,PLS ADVISE US IN TIME.
PLS TRY YOUR BEST TO GIVE US MORE VERACIOUS BERTH SCHEDULE/LINE UP EVERYDAY.
-PLS ASAP ADV THE DISCHG PORT(BERTH) PARTICULARS/RESTRICTIONS FOR OWNER/MASTER REFERANCE.
-PLS KEEP US KNOWN UPDATED VSL'S MOVEMENTS AND HER ARRIVAL/
DEPARTURE PARTICULARS INDICATING BUNKERS ON BOARD AT TIME OF ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE
-PLS TAKE PHOTOES OF THE FULL CARGO OPERATION
EE.PORT D/A
- PLS SENT US EPDA
CC. OTHERS:
PLS ADV MASTER AND CC THE SAME TO OUR OFFICE AS FLWG:
1. THE MAXIMUM ARRIVAL / SAILING DRAFT.
2. WHICH PIER/BERTH/ANCHORAGE WILL BE USED FOR DISCHG AND
DEPTH/AIRDRAFT ETC OF ALONGSIDE BERTH/PIER.
3. AFTER DISCHG PLS SEND ALL DOCUMENTS TO OUR OFFICE ASAP.
DD.VSL’S PARTICULARS AND CONTACT DETAILS AS ATTACHED,
ALL THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOURS MUST COPY TO US .
KINDLY REQUEST YOUR CONFIRM ASAP.
Tks&Brgds

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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