Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18603: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 9, 2015

2015-10-09T19:10:07
ID CISCO-THREAT-41472
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-09T19:10:07

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41472

First Published:

2015 October 9 19:10 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 (RuleID18603) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Scanned Copy.rar / Scanned Copy.exe
| 318,327
| 0xC454C3CCF5808CD0C9b4C857ACE18BC5

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

> Subject: Fwd: Required Specifications

Message Body:

8/10/2015
Dear Sir,
We hope this email finds you in good condition. Sorry for not contacting you since the last email sent from my colleague.
Regarding the last inquiry email my colleague sent to you. We have an urgent inquiry and might likely be an order any time soon from a well respectable Customer here in our country. They are seriously in need of the attached product specifications.
Kindly quote the scanned copy attached specifications and reply us with the details as stated below:
1. M O Q.
2. FOB PRICE.
3. ESTIMATED DELIVERY PERIOD.
4. YOUR CATALOGS CONTAINING YOUR LATEST PRODUCTS.
5. YOUR CERTIFICATE COVERING YOUR ESTEEMED BUSINESS INCLUDING E.U CERT IF THERE IS ANY.
6. YOUR DIRECT CONTACT TO SKYPE AND WHATSAPP OR WECHAT.
The above stated details are the details we have to present to our customer before the end the next week.
Your prompt reply regarding this inquiry would be well appreciated.
Best 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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