Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18397: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 2, 2015

2015-10-01T15:10:21
ID CISCO-THREAT-41311
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-05T13:30:18

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41311

First Published:

2015 October 1 15:10 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 October 5 13:30 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID18397 and RuleID18397KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Ref_2217.ace
| 793,108
| 0x7CE82EA36E9BD5A0D13A54AA5821390C
Ref_2217.ace / Ref_2217.scr | 793,108
| 0xF4D5F2774814B8F3B033DFEA20BD0737

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

>
Subject: attached Revised Vessel schedule

Message Body:

Good Morning,
Please find attached Revised Vessel schedule for your kind acceptance.
Please kindly confirm receipt of our shipping instruction and vessel schedule ETD.
Please also find invoice
charge and SOA for the end october 2015.
Thank you
PVT LLC

Or

> Subject: attached Revised Vessel schedule

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
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on October 2, 2015. | | 2015-October-05 13:30 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on October 1, 2015. | | 2015-October-01 15:10 GMT
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