Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18376: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 1, 2015

2015-10-01T15:13:29
ID CISCO-THREAT-41310
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-01T15:13:29

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41310

First Published:

2015 October 1 15:13 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 (RuleID18376) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
DHL AWB-1980015-shipment.zip / DHL_AWB-1980015-shipment.exe | 667,648
| 0x1928EF2524C81D70BAEEB4DA61B4F5C6

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

> Subject: DHL AWB-1980015-shipment

Message Body:

Dear Valued Customer,
You have a parcel with DHL Express and we need to update your details
before clearance.
Please refer to attachment for clearance instructions; appreciate your
prompt confirmation to expedite clearance.
Do take note the storage charges will take effect after 120 hours from
the date of shipment arrival.
Please refer to the attached file and fill up the form for immediate
delivery.
Kind Regards,

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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